Dear me, You got this. (A letter to my past one-child self)

By Celeste Yesterday Claire guest posted on my blog and today I did on hers.  We pulled the old switcheroo on you.  She asked me to write about advice for having more than one kid (she has one kid :). I decided to write a letter to myself back when I had just one kid.  I was pretty overwhelmed at that point, so I think I would have benefited from my own advice to not be such a worrywart. Anyway, check it out:  post here. 1 Comment Share

Strengthening Marriage While Transitioning Into Parenthood

Strengthening Marriage while Transitioning Into Parenthood

By:  Claire Cervino This is my e-friend Claire.  Isn’t she and her little family the cutest?!  She crafts, she cooks, she’s an attorney- she’s pretty much superwoman.  Reading her blog, you can tell she has an excellent relationship with her husband, so I knew we needed to gain some of her wisdom and asked her to guest post.  They just had their first child six months ago, which can be a super rough transition.  Here’s some awesome tips on how to make it easier.    -Celeste Hi friends, my name is Claire and I’m happy to be here on A Thing… Read More

Fatigue:  The Common Enemy of a Happy Marriage

Six Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage When You're Really, Really Tired

Six Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage When You’re Really, Really Tired By Celeste Because I like you I’ll let you in on a little secret . . . sometimes Rich and I fight.  Sometimes we fight frequently and sometimes we fight loudly, other times silently and many times fervently.  These fights range in subject matter from very serious issues like finances and parenting techniques to sometimes even more serious issues like what’s the most effective way to keep our kitchen sponges from stinking? Replace them frequently or microwave them and keep them forever?  (the correct answer is to replace them… Read More

Marriage Lab

By Celeste We’re starting a new series called “Marriage Lab” where we pose an advice needed question, take the best suggestion from the comments and then do that suggestion for a week. We’ll then of course report back on how it went 🙂 A few weeks ago, I posted this post asking the question:  What do you guys do after your kids go to bed or when you both get home from work to bond BESIDES watching something together?? We got some AMAZING responses!  62 to be exact!  Rich and I had a grand time reading through them all and… Read More

Guest Postin’

By Celeste Hey guys, Erica, who runs the blog Erica Start Walking so kindly asked me to guest post a birth story for her since she just had her baby last week and will be taking a little blogging hiatus for a bit.  I wrote about our most recent birth story.  Check it out here.  And a big congrats to Erica!!! Add a Comment Share