Recently, The New York Times published a fantastic article on marriage and sex. The piece explored the nuances of modern "equal responsibility" marriages. One of the main premises of the article was that the more housework, chores and child care that a husband is doing, the less sex that couple is having.
We all know what clutter is - a confused or disordered state or collection; a jumble; or simply a mess. Decluttering can provide you a sense of release, greater peace of mind, more room for other things to enter your life. Even renowned Astrologist and Feng Shui expert Ellen Whitehurst says that if you want to bring anything new into your life — be that quick cash or a perfect partner — you must address and clear the clutter!
It’s a New Year; A new you must be in there somewhere, right? Along with the top three New Year's Resolutions women make for Positive Change (eating healthy, getting in shape and saving money) maybe you’ve added the popular: Get Organized! Clearing the clutter in your workspace is a great place to start! It is an empowering first step to getting organized. But if you’re anything like me, just the thought of starting that process sets off the “overwhelm” alarms. It just seems to makes the stress worse!
There are literally hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands of ways we can behave that could be considered loving. Yet, it is from where the gesture comes from that distinguishes the loving act from the empty gesture. If your goal is to display your love or affection genuinely, here are my five suggestions.
What I learned on my summer vacation... Summer is just blooming, I know, and the headline above may have some of you thinking of fall and going back to school. Those years are long gone for me and instead I find myself going back to work with a fresh perspective and a lingering glow from my vacation last week.
We all know the importance of a good spring clean of your home – you know….take everything out of your closets, clean, reorganize and put it back together all neat and tidy. But many of us don’t ever consider a “spring cleaning” of our money mattes. Whether you are a Saver, Spender, Risk Taker, Security Seeker or a Flyer we all like the smell of a nice clean house – we suggest cleaning your “financial house” together, here’s how:
Green Relationships I taught a Sunday School class once that included children ages 6-12. I wanted to teach the kids how to create a vision board as a fun way of seeing what was important to them and making their dreams a reality. One of the things I loved about this experience was the way it made clear what was going on inside these wonderful little humans. We had some of our best discussions during this project. The kids let down their guard and opened up more when they were looking at magazine pictures and had glue on their hands.
A nude maid service promises to provide clients with a show and a spotless house, but local authorities are keeping an eye on the small business that's caused quite a stir in a conservative Texas town.
Have equal rights for women literally destroyed the balance in modern day relationships? What is the difference between present day society and from our society 40 years ago? Why are there so many divorces, broken homes, and single parents today as opposed to yesterday? What is the one variable in a relationship that has changed from that period until now? Women.
Just a little tired all the time, dealing with vague aches and pains...or really sick? Is your body working overtime to keep you healthy? Maryanne has three live radio shows each week, and on Maryanne Live she interviewed Deanna Duke, whose journey to health led her to write The Non-Toxic Avenger. We think her results are so important that we're sharing them here.
Following several years of barely-restrained, insouciant bachelorhood, I'm finally preparing my first move-in with a girlfriend. I've lived alone for years, roommate- and drama-free just as I like it. I haven't had a roommate since my sophomore year of college over 10 years ago, and the only beef either of us ever had with one another was when he woke up from a nap to find I killed his bag of Better Made Red Hot potato chips.
According to Simon Oaks, author of Will Marry for Food, Sex and Laundry, men aren't wired for certain chores. He cites the (made-up) proverb: "Give a man a clean kitchen and he'll make a mess of the place after one meal. Teach a man to clean a kitchen and you'll probably have to clean up after him anyway." So how do you handle housework when one of you is a repeat pleaning offender? Oaks devotes a whole chapter of his book to this; here are a few highlights.