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What New Moms Are Really Feeling...

Apr 17, 2018

“I feel more stress and anxiety with having young kids and I worry about losing the connection with my husband.” 

“I don’t want to be a startup widow.” 

“I am more frustrated with not getting enough space for me.” 

“I want to make...

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Fair Fighting Strategies that Really Work!

Mar 14, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip:

Marriage Advice | Learning to Fight Fair 


The research points out that conflict goes up and marital satisfaction goes down after the first child comes along. 

This tip aims to help you avoid being one of those statistics. 

Sure there’s a lot more...

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Help I'm Drowning in Laundry!

Feb 20, 2018

Building Couple Time Tip: 

The Laundry System Metaphor


When I think of organizing the lives of new parents with young children, I think of my laundry system.

I remember when our kids came along. My husband and I had been together for 8 years. I was amazed how much laundry accumulates when...

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When the Couple Team Really Counts

Feb 20, 2018

Couples who endure stressful times in their relationships and come out on the other side truly understand when the couple team really counts. How do couples keep together during stressful times? The concept “team” comes to mind. One of my mentor’s, Peter Pearson, Ph.D. at the...

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Couples with Babies | 6 Common Problems and Solutions

Feb 05, 2018

6 Common Problems and Solutions for Couples with Babies:

I just came across this great article with 6 common problems and solutions for couples with babies. In her article, Pamela Stock covers the typical yet difficult topics around time, money, and sex to name a few. A worthwhile read to help...

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Shared Ideas for Tired Couples with Young Kids

Oct 26, 2017

Resources for Tired Couples with Young Kids

I recently saw a mom in my coaching practice who was struggling with the understandable overwhelm and lack of time that comes with having 3 young children. My heart went out to her and I thought about you countless moms and dads who struggle with...

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Lost That Loving Feeling and Want to Get it Back?

Sep 25, 2017

Building Couple Time Tip: Keeping Your Love Alive 

Make time for couple excitement, passion and sex-life, without compromising your children’s needs for routine, safety and security.


Babies and children thrive on routine, in fact it helps them to feel safe and secure. Routines...

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Take Time For a Date Night Right in Your Own Backyard!

Feb 24, 2017

Building Couple Time Tip: 

How Creating a “Date State” VS just a “Date Night” can help you feel closer then ever even in your own backyard. 


Many couples with young children may feel frustrated, exhausted and overwhelmed with the never-ending “To Do”...

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Biggest Challenges for Couples with Young Children?

Feb 24, 2017

What are your Biggest Challenges for Couples with Young Children? 

Please feel free to check out some of the tips, on this sit on how to overcome some of the challenges for carving out couple time when you have young children. 

As part of my missions to create relevant, online...

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Feeling Resentful and Tired? Learn What Can Be Done

Feb 03, 2017

Building Couple Time Tip:

How helping your partner to recharge can help keep your love alive in your couple relationship.


Individuals and couples with young children may feel frustrated and overwhelmed with so much of their energy going into taking care of their children, whether that be at home...

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Are you a parent with a young child or two? Then I bet you're feeling frustrated, exhausted, and overwhelmed with the never-ending To Do list that comes with growing a family. This "Date State" guide will help you feel closer and more connected in your marital/couple relationship!