Valentine's Day play book

In no special order, I've presented my Top 5 Valentine’s Day gift, recommendations titled: Special Order. In the past, the gifts that I’ve recommended, attributed to great last minute gift ideas for men to present to the lady in his life. They have also made great surprise gift ideas that were a part of a more planned surprise, for the ladies. As these list of recommendations became a more popular guide in the hands of men who were trying to determine that perfect gift, they circulated and ended up on the ladies desk....more

Seven Valentines That Will Get You in the Mood for Love

Ahhhhh, can you feel it? Love is in the air.Or perhaps that is the sickly sweet smell of grapes that your child left behind the sofa three weeks ago.….…….OK, that’s totally what it was.Moving on. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate your sweetie in a way that befits your one-of-a-kind love affair. I have created some Valentines to help you do just that.Enjoy....more

5 things you do for your kids that you should do for your husband

 You always hear the saying 'Happy wife, happy life' but what about the husbands? I'm thinking about changing it up to something like 'Happy spouse, happy house'. Okay, it's kind of hokey but my point is that maybe the secret to a happy home isn't a clean house or well behaved children (ok I'm sure both if those would help) but a happy spouse who feels loved and respected, and that includes husbands....more

You Are Never Powerless

I used to be married to a man that drank too much and slept around.  I honestly believe the most cruel and hurtful thing a person can do to their spouse is to not coming home without calling.  My ex did that a lot.  However, that habit of his caused me to develop an awkward relationship with a woman over the phone who would change my life....more
Yes all so true...and very reminiscent of some things I went through with mine.  I took two ...more

Ode to Husbands

3 Things Husbands Want from Their Wives

I am constantly trying to improve my marriage. It is the most important earthly relationship that I can foster. So my question to Hubby recently was this: What are those things that husbands want wives to demonstrate or do more of. Am I demonstrating well those things husbands want from wives? Well his answer was....something that I will have to strive harder to do! It's those things that husbands want from wives that are not automatic....more

Kindle Book Release - FREE Amazon Download - "How Do I Love Thee:Food For Thought Before You Say I DO" By DeBorrah K. Ogans

Author DeBorrah K. Ogans announces the release of the Kindle Edition of  her premarital guide  How Do I Love Thee: Food For Thought Before You Say "I DO"....more

Letter to a Young Chef Wife

Dear Young Chef Wife,This month my chef/husband and I will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary.  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long.  I’m not quite sure where the time went.As I look back on our marriage, there are so many things I would have done differently as a chef’s wife, if I only knew what I do now....more

The highs and lows of marriage

I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend. He's mine. I'm his. It's nice....more

Sorry But Your Husband Has Irreversible Brain Damage

I remember the first time I heard those words.  It was unexpected.  "We're sorry but there is nothing more we can do." ...more