Advice For When Your Marriage Is In The Trenches

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What if your marriage is in the trenches? There is so much beautiful advice out there for marriage - how to strengthen your marriage, how to keep it alive, how to make sure your partner...

8 Things Happy Couples Do

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Marriage isn’t easy. Through different phases of life, marriage is tested by stress, finances, aging parents, and children just to name a few. It takes work to communicate, carve out time to celebrate triumphs and...

Brain Basics #5: Your Brain In Relationships

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Alright, so I’m bringing this brain series to a close, and for the grand finale, I thought we’d look at your brain in significant relationships...your spouse, your partner, your best and closest family and...

Wife Appreciation Day: September 15th!

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I’ve been married almost twelve years and have yet to celebrate Wife Appreciation Day. Have y’all heard of this holiday? I asked my husband if he secretly knew about it, and he humorously replied......

The Best Thing I Did Today

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Everyone is tucked into their beds and the only sound I hear is the gentle hum of my ceiling fan spinning. Around and around. The clock blinks 9:42 pm and I think back on...

Dear Husband, This Is What I Really Want

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Here at Austin Moms, we love our husbands dearly, but, do you ever feel like your husband just doesn’t understand what you really want? Do you ever wish you could just give him a...

Give That Pregnant Lady Some Pregnancy Grace

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Oh the joys of pregnancy. Blessing, miracle, pain in the butt. I’ve had “good pregnancies,” and even with that, some days are hard. I know people mean well, sometimes don’t realize what they’re saying...

Ten Lessons I’ve Learned From More Than Ten Years Of Marriage

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  This past December, my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. All the adages hold true: it’s hard to believe we’ve been married for over a decade, yet I can barely remember what...

Why I Love Our Small Family

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Why I Love Our Small Family: Our extended family isn't nearby, but that's okay. Here's why: I grew up in small town northern Michigan, where it seemed like we were either related to, or close...

Why Get (And Stay) Married?

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We don’t like feeling uncomfortable do we?  Cold? Turn on the heat. Hot? Turn on the AC.  Don’t want to wait? Order on Amazon, drive thru the fast food place, get it delivered.  Patience...