You Can and Should Set Relationship Boundaries

Recently, I was asked for advice from a beautiful twenty-something young woman who is helping me to rediscover fitness in my life. She needed some dating advice and I was flattered that she thought I could offer some helpful information to her. After ...more

We've Had Five Years of Wedded Bliss!

How do five years fly by quickly?When you have a partner in life who loves you completely, that you love as much in return.When you have someone beside you giving you support when the rough times happen. ...more

The Perfect Safe Sex Care Package for College Students

In 2012, 30.4 percent of Americans over 25 had at least a bachelor's degree and 10.9 percent had a graduate degree. That's a big chunk of the country, but you wouldn't know so many of us have been to university given the sort of suggestions floating ...more

How Will YOU Celebrate International Kissing Day?

July 6 has been dubbed "International Kissing Day", and all around the world, people celebrate it by puckering up with loved ones (or, face it, whoever is at the theatre with you, 90 minutes into the newest Rom-Com). ...more

Menopause Turned My Bedroom Into a Brothel

 Image: Jannino Kemprung via FlickrYes, peri-menopause is making me a changed woman. It is doing things to my body and brain that I never knew it could. It is also changing my house. How? Well,  it's because menopause is transforming the ...more

You Can (and Should) Set Relationship Boundaries

Recently, I was asked for advice from a beautiful twenty-something young woman who is helping me to rediscover fitness in my life. She needed some dating advice and I was flattered that she thought I could offer some helpful information to her. After all, it has been awhile since I was twenty-something....more

Will Having Sex Before a Big Game Help Your Chances of Winning? Maybe?

Well, it seems like our previous World Cup sex article was a bit premature. A new study is shutting down the debate on whether sex has an effect on a team's chances to win it all for their country. ...more

The Strip Club Wasn't What I Expected It To Be

Every time I passed the sleazy strip club with the neon “Girls Girls Girls” sign, I wanted to go in. I don’t really know why. I’m heterosexual (other than my small thing for Megan Fox). And I know it’s not politically correct to go to the strip club (I was raised with that “Free to be You and Me” album just like you were). And yet? Something was compelling me. I guess I just wanted to see me some titties, OK? ...more

Date Night

You know, it really doesn't have to be fancy. It needn't involve classy restaurants or expensive tickets or getting dressed up to the nines. And it doesn't necessarily require a lot of pre-planning or sweating the details. It's about setting time aside to enjoy each other's company. ...more

The Reason Some Relationships Last Forever

The best way to ruin your relationship? - Let fear and frustration take over....more

Finding Mr. right,again

ok.to tell the truth I don't remember who that guy was that I was refering to in my last blog.-(: There have been several dates since him. So enter frustrated me but tenacious as always I went back to an old dating site and voila Mr. Right has appeared. The interesting thing is that in my conversation to the dating gods ,I said that I wanted to know who that special  person is by my upcoming birthday, July 30TH. And so it is....more

From Empty Nest to Love Nest

So what are my husband and I to do now? Now that our once-full and busy “nest” is found empty and we are therefore suddenly free of all family responsibilities? “Children responsibility”; of worrying and providing for, that is! What should now fill the many empty hours and [long] days ahead that were once in-every-respect spoken for—cooking and cleaning for...chauffeuring for...cultivating good manners, and how-to make life choices that will meet their individual needs for their long-term happiness?...more
elaineR.N. Yes, a "love story," and that is what we shall make it! And, believe it or not, he ...more

Go for drinks? Grab coffee? How does a Mormon casually date?

So, one major reason I started this blog is because I figured it would give me some structure as I try to be a normal, real-life person post-graduation. For some reason, writing helps me think through things. Yes, I could attempt journaling or talking to a shrink, but instead posting these thoughts for the entire world to see seems more cathartic and possibly productive....more

Deciding if Hormone Replacement Therapy is Right For You

Why do so many doctors or doctor’s wives take Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)? Because a body of scientific evidence supports its safety and health benefits....more

365 days Until Wedded Bliss

In one year I will be getting married....more

He's My Home

He’s My Home11 Jul, 2014 at 7:00 am | Written by: Josi SeibertRyan and I celebrated our third anniversary on June 25. Three seems so small, so new.  It reminds me of a 3-year-old walking wobbly on his lil bow-legged legs.  Soon, through (not perfect) practice, he loses his wobble and his legs gain strength.  He becomes less awkward, more confident....more

You Can (and Should) Set Relationship Boundaries

Recently, I was asked for advice from a beautiful twenty-something young woman who is helping me to rediscover fitness in my life. She needed some dating advice and I was flattered that she thought I could offer some helpful information to her. After all, it has been awhile since I was twenty-something....more

Good Behavior for 100 please

There was something that my family, close friends and I observed about my sons' behavior over this recent visit that had us all questioning where it could be coming from. It's an observation I made months ago. However, as a mother I realize I can be a little sensitive and I definitely over analyze sometimes. Regarding my son, I watch him close and sometimes notice things no one else would otherwise notice. I continued to monitor him without raising the issue initially....more