|We did a "play date" at IKEA- sipping coffee and walking through show rooms while my son enjoyed Small Land was fabulous (and dangerou$)|
|Claire hosted possibly the most fun girls night, game night!|
|"Gymnastics class" at TNT, train park then La Nap!|
|Dinner and a movie- we ended up seeing "Molly's Game", which was really good!|
I loved the speaker for our last meeting, Dr. Roxanne Louh. She talked to us about having a healthy marriage. This came at a PERFECT time for me! After dealing with a #mancold, I needed a pick me up! We do have higher expectations for our spouse. We should be waiting for times of non-conflict to have an important talk. Dr. Louh referenced Dr. Gottman a lot. Definitely add one of his books to your reading list! We often become so focused on parenting. We need more than love to make a marriage work. Remaining in love is a choice, not a feeling you always have. Learning love languages in important. Laugh! Don't criticize. Have something to look forward to (like our Valentine's date night this week!) Do you have a curious friendship with your spouse? Check out these hand outs. I love all the questions- do you really know him?
Whomever calls the time out, ends the time out. Have you ever been flooded? When you need a time out and can't empathize or even hear? That was me last weekend. During the meeting, I scheduled "wine on the porch" with my husband later that night after the kids were in bed. I didn't bring up any fights from the weekend. We just sat and relaxed together and I listened to all his latest stress. We ended up laughing and enjoying each other- just what we needed! Gotta protect that relationship!
|Mentor Moms rock!|
|Serving breakfast for dinner on Shrove Tuesday!|