3 Steps to Becoming the Fun Parent

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm always the bad guy when it comes to enforcing things with my kids -- like flossing, cleaning up their rooms, practicing piano, etc. However, my husband is seen as the fun guy. After work, he just blows on in with a bucket of fun, leaving me to deal with the real responsibilities when it comes to the kids. I'm sick of it! What should I do? Signed, Sometimes I'd Like To Be the Fun Mom ...more

3 Reasons I'll Keep Trying For My Marriage

Fixing your marriage after an affair is hard. No matter how dedicated both spouses are, there is going to be a lot of frustration, sadness, confusion and a whole array of mixed emotions to work through.It's not easy.It's been one of the hardest things I've ever went through. Even harder than being a single parent at 15 and trying to graduate High School. (But that's a story for a different post on a different day.)...more

100 Percent Committed to Not Committing: Part II

 In Part I of this Three Part Series, I dealt with Classic Commitment Dodgers, or the overt ones, who wear their fears on their sleeves for everyone to see. They’re easier to spot than the Closet Commitment Dodgers, whose fears are often well-hidden. In Part II of this series, I will help you identify whether you’re dealing with one of these kinds of commitment-phobics, or perhaps, you might be surprised to learn that you’re a Closet Commitment Dodger yourself. Closet Commitment Dodgers...more

Biblical marriage and that forbidden "S" word

So if you have read any of my other blogs you know by now that I am in a life change process. Part of this process is losing all of my 90+ pregnancy pounds but the other part is becoming a biblical wife, more commonly referred to as "submissive". I have been doing my own research on what it truly means to be a biblical wife and what the bible actually says about a wives duties and characteristics.   ...more

When Easy Love is Hard

My husband, y'all. I have loved that guy for ten quick years.Besides breathing, I have never done anything for ten years. And even that I can only manage to do because I don't have to think about it (except now. Now I'm thinking about it)....more

Lessons Learned Wedding Planning, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I shared a post with you guys with some of the lessons I learned while wedding planning. When I shared it, I told you it would be Part 1 of 2. The post was written before the wedding (though shared after). I knew even then that there would be lessons I learned about planning at or after the wedding that I would want to share as well. Now the wedding and honeymoon have passed, Dave and I have been married more than three weeks, and I’m ready to share some more lessons!...more


15 Questions couples should ask each other before tying the knotBY KELLY // JUNE 10, 2015 // ...more

Why Having In-Laws is So Hard

Let me start by saying that I probably have the best in-laws in existence. And that's not an exaggeration. They're kind, generous, supportive, forgiving, and understanding. They're always there for my family, but they're never demanding. They see me as their own daughter. But all the same, getting used to having in-laws is a strange, uncomfortable experience. ...more

Cleaning out the fridge...literally

Coren Larsen...more

3 Reasons to Not "Give Your Husband More Sex"

I saw a graphic on Pinterest recently titled "8 Reasons to Give Your Husband More Sex.” In it, the author discussed the ways that sex benefits women, including improved health, reduced stress, and a stronger marriage, and made the case that regular sex in marriage is good for wives.  I don't disagree with that.  As a matter of fact, I strongly agree with it.  Despite that, the graphic really bothered me.  And it still bothers me whenever I think about it....more
MelanieMorris That's exactly the way it should be!more