I don’t know about you but becoming a BrandNewMom has changed my perspective on celebrating certain ‘holidays’. My birthday, pagan holidays etc. just don’t seem to carry the same excitement as they used to. It’s not that these days all of a sudden lack importance but emphasis on their celebration has changed. Perhaps, it’s because with age comes repetition and a little less surprise factor. But I think it’s more that since becoming a parent, my excitement comes from my son and his excitement/experience of the holidays rather than my own. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely still nice to be on the receiving end of thoughtful gifts and gestures but my heartstrings are tugged when I see my LO’s face light up, his little grin and hear that squeal!
Despite this, my husband on the other hand continues to celebrate our love no matter what dynamic our little family is going through.
After many years, Dr. Gary Chapman began to consistently see a trend among married couples he counselled. Husbands and wives would confess to being on completely different pages and were constantly butting heads. He concluded that men and women aren’t really from different planets after all. Instead, in his book, 5 love languages, he categorized couples’ communication quarrels into,
5 preferred ways of both expressing and receiving love.
(photo credit Diemstudiosinc)
Wedding Planning 101
Planning Plunders-You cried, “yes” and now your mind is going a mile a minute! Do you go for a trumpet, mermaid or ballgown? What flowers best illicit your ‘essence’? Will you risk an outdoor wedding or play safe indoors? Before you get ahead of yourself, its a good idea hunker down and get organized. Download a good wedding planning ap or sign up on a wedding planning site like the knot.com before your imagination has you saying your nuptuals on a castle turret in Belgium! From budgets, reception ideas to do’s and dont’s, not only will these mechanisms keep you organized, they will dually keep your feet firmly planted on this planet.