Oh, Fall. The air gets cooler, there is an abundance of fresh garden food, and the kids are back to school. It is a wonderful time.
Wait, is this the start of another school year? How is my baby girl going into Grade 2 already?? Just yesterday I was sending her off for her first day of Preschool! Continue reading “First Day Back to School Photos”
Photographers are always talking about what gear they have, need, or want. After the initial hours you spend choosing your first (or latest) camera body, it can be overwhelming to think of everything else that comes next. Continue reading “How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Right Camera Bag”
Photography is a huge topic, that gets more intense the further you get into it. The first time picking up your new DSLR can be very intimidating. It sure was for me! Photography tutorials were a godsend!
Continue reading “20 Best Photography Tutorials for Beginners”
Every one has seen those dreamy photos on Facebook and Instagram. They usually have a sweet child gracing the foreground, with a soft, blurred background behind.
These photos are so lovely to see, and the subject always stands out so nice from that soft background.
Continue reading “The Right Lens to get a Blurred Background”
Read on for simple tips for DIY newborn photos!
Having a newborn baby is an amazing moment in your life. It’s the beginning of an incredible journey, one where you are responsible for another little human!
Each aspect of a new baby is amazing: their tiny fingers and toes, their sweet smiles! Continue reading “10 DIY Newborn Photos You Must Take”
All couples fight, but the ones who are fighting fair are the ones who tend to stick together.
On their wedding day, all couples have an idyllic vision of what their marriage will look like: holding hands while dreamily walking on the beach, or laughing and feeding each other strawberries, not a care in the world.
Then reality comes crashing in like a guest late to the party.
Continue reading “Guide to Fighting Fair in Your Marriage”
Kids crave attention, especially loving attention from their parents. This connection does so much for them, and when they don’t get it, watch out, chaos ensues.
But when your child feels that close connected relationship with you, amazing things can happen. Continue reading “How a Connected Relationship Creates Better Behaved Children”
The times, they are a-changin’.
The words of this classic song have never more true, especially as they are applied to relationships. A happy, healthy marriage is a rare thing these days. The mortality rate for marriages is on the rise, with a recent study stating that 47% of relationships end in divorce. This is a pretty dismal statistic. Continue reading “The New Rules for a Happy, Healthy Marriage”
There’s no denying the benefit of date nights for relationships. A regularly scheduled date night gives the couple time to get away from the pressures of everyday life: work, kids, you know, life.
With the stress lifted, even temporarily, couples can relax and get back to just enjoying each each other’s company. We get the opportunity to go back and remember why we fell in love in the first place.
But if you have been married for any length of time, you may feel like you have exhausted all the conversation topics.
Or maybe you both have been so involved in other aspects of your life that you feel you may have drifted apart and don’t know what to say to your spouse.
Or maybe you have kids and just don’t remember how to have an adult conversation.
Whatever the reason, you may find that you are encountering long silences on your dates. This isn’t what you want on a precious date night! Definitely didn’t get a babysitter just to sit in silence.
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So how do you make the most of your date night, and get that quality connection you crave?
This list of conversation topics will get you chatting about new topics and revealing new parts of your spouse you never knew were in there.
No more long, drawn-out silences!
25 Conversation Topics for your Next Date Night
About their Childhood
- What is your favorite childhood memory?
- What’s something you always wanted to do as a child, but never got to?
- Who had the biggest impact on you while you were growing up?
- Did you have a nickname growing up?
- What was your favorite television show as a child?
- What is one of the best gifts you received as a child?
- When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
- Who was your best friend in childhood?
About their Dreams
- What is your biggest goal?
- What are some of the items on your bucket list?
- If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you would do?
- Describe your favorite vacation.
- Where would like your life to be in 15 years?
- Where do you want to live in retirement?
- What would you do differently in life, if you knew no one would judge you?
- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
About their Favorite Anything
- What is your favorite colour?
- Who is your favorite celebrity?
- What is your favorite song?
- What is your favorite drink?
- What is your favorite thing about yourself?
- What is your favorite thing about me?
- What is your favorite movie?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- What is your favorite food?
This list should start you off on a new level of conversation with your spouse. Take these questions and have fun with it, feel free to add your own silly queries to get to know your spouse a little better.
Keep the conversation flowing! Happy Dating!
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I think all parents long for a peaceful home; kids playing quietly, the house in order. Sounds like a dream, right? Too good to be true!
There have been many days when life just seems to be too much. Too loud, too many demands, too much stuff. Put it all together and it can be too much to handle. Things that should be enjoyable are just not that fun to do.
But I can tell you, it IS possible to have a calm home, even with crazy kids.
Continue reading “Keeping a Calm House with Crazy Kids”