Category: Relationships

The Power of Focusing on Your Own Wellness

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, family and friends who’d been there all had the same piece of advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps. It seemed so simple, and so obvious. Of course I would do that. When I was tired. Which wouldn’t be all the time. Then my daughter was born, and, like a lot of babies,…

What Legacy Will You Create for Your Grandkids?

Grandparents at PEPS recently shared about the legacy they are creating with their children and grandchildren. Some have concrete things to give to children and grandchildren, like a historical flag, family furniture, jewelry that has been passed down, and those treasures made as a child. Others mentioned how they are sharing their experiences and passions, such as the love of travel, a love…

ABCDs of Marriage & Money

by Zach Brittle One of the most common areas of conflict for couples is around the issue of finances. It’s a tricky topic because it’s one of the only issues in a marriage that is measurable. The ability to measure gives us the ability to assign worth. Assigning worth is dangerous business in a relationship, especially when it opens the…

Relationship Changes

Changes to our relationship are often the most un-anticipated change of becoming new parents. If you are pregnant right now, you might be thinking that your relationship won’t fall into these common traps and this article is not for you. Still, I encourage you to continue reading. Parents and professional therapists know that the first year after having a baby…

What dog poop can teach us about relationships

This post was originally published on local author Tracy Cutchlow’s Zero to Five website. Dog poop on the sidewalk: my 4-year-old spotted it. “Someone left that mess there. That’s not cool!” I said. “That’s not cool!” she agreed. “It’s our responsibility to clean up our own messes,” I said. “Yeah!” she said. “I always try to clean up my own messes,” she said.…

Making Date Night work for you – yes, YOU!

It’s alright, you can admit it: Once you have kids, sneaking out with your sweetie can seem like more trouble than it’s worth. Of course you know you need the break, some time together, a meal that someone else makes and cleans up, and that doesn’t involve a giant stack of napkins and profuse apologies to your server on your way out……