The stories that aren’t mine to share

You may have noticed (although I understand if you haven't!) that it's been quiet around these parts recently. Life has been busy in a way that I'm not quite sure I understood before now. I've actually been on the road more than I've been home (22 days out of the last 6 weeks), and we've spent more…

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On racism, injustice and having the hard conversations

source: Mary Engelbreit This post is so far out of my comfort zone it's not even funny. I don't usually blog about current events at all, opting to let other, better writers address them and then sharing the posts that resonate with me instead. And I'm so afraid I will say the wrong thing or somehow contribute…

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Learning to fight {and why we argue in front of our kids}

I've never really liked the advice that you shouldn't fight in front of your kids. While I agree it's important to make sure children feel safe and secure, I've never viewed not fighting as the key to that security. In fact, I think that hiding our fights can ultimately lead to more tension and fear, an…

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All Dressed Up in Coral & Navy Blue for Our Family Photos

I have some very talented friends, and we recently had Krystal -- who used to contribute here on Life Your Way as well -- take updated family photos for us now that we are seven! {Krystal also took our amazing gender reveal photos, so we went in with high expectations...and we weren't disappointed!} I especially…

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Celebrate Every Day with American Greetings Personalized Video eCards

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of eCards from American Greetings for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Can I make a confession? I am terrible about sending birthday cars, get well notes, etc. In my head, I want to be great about these things, but I just can't ever seem…

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Share the Love with Life Your Way Products: One for You, One for a Friend

This month we're running a fun promotion on the Life Your Way Complete Printables Download Pack (now with more than 350 printables plus monthly updates as we release new printables!) and the Easy Homemade ebook. Purchase either item, and you will receive a coupon code that you can share with a friend for a free…

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Five Christian Marriage eBooks for Just $7.40! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Spice up your love life -- in the bedroom and out -- with this week's ebook bundle, which includes 5 faith-based ebooks for married couples. With ideas for rekindling romance, being the best spouse you can be and improving your sex life, this collection is a fun way to rediscover the spark and prioritize romance…

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When Marriage Gets Tough

Have you ever been to a place in your marriage where you wondered if you would make it? Or where you felt trapped because divorce was simply not an option but it seemed so hard to consider the future in relation to your present? I have. I should say we have because I know Sean…

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6 Ways to Arrive Home More Relaxed

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: When you haven’t seen your kids all day, it’s important to arrive home in a good mood so you can more easily reconnect with your family. The way you feel when you walk in the door can help you set a positive tone that carries into the evening, thus…

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7 Ways to Love Your Husband and Make Your Kids Feel Secure

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: Did you ever hear your parents fight when you were growing up?  Most of us did at some point.  It didn’t happen often at my house, but an exchange of angry words sent me running to my room.  I couldn’t define all of the emotions back…

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