Three Steps to Better Communication
"In my years of working with couples, families, and their kids, I have learned that most of us have common patterns that chip away at o
Communication and Teamwork as Parenting Partners
How do you keep your sanity as a parenting couple? Communication, checking in with each other, and practicing gratitude may be valuable keys
Finding Joy Through Positive Perception
Practicing intentional positivity to outweigh the negativity brought more joy and harmony to these people’s lives as well as decreased confl
Getting to the Root: Relationship Tending
You've got to clear out the stuff that's not important, prioritize and care for what is, and continually keep an eye on it.
Empty Cups and Oxygen Masks
Practicing healthier self-care and relationship-care leads to overall happiness and satisfaction.
A United Front: Parenting as a Couple in the Midst of Kid Chaos
My wife and I recently decided on a shared epitaph for our gravestone. The summation of our accomplishments in life would be expressed...
Infomercials, Autopilot, and Adam Sandler
One of my favorite infomercials is for the Slap Chop. (No, I’m not compensated for this, nor do I necessary endorse this product.) If you...
Don't Be Like Abby and Allen
Abby and Allen (fictitious characters, of course) are on the road to disaster if they keep heading down the same path. What can they do to t
It Takes a Village
I took this picture about a week ago. It's a little nest that a mama and papa bird built in a planter outside on my front porch. I've...
D.I.T. Plus a Bonus Offer!
Happy 2016! I took a little time off for the holidays and did some self-care while visiting family. I hope you all had a restful (not...