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Daytime dates for busy couples

Let's face it — time is the only thing that is constant and can never change. As a married couple with kids, finding time to spend with your partner can be challenging. A suitable and trusted sitter must be available, coordinating schedules must be achieved, a gust of energy must be found, incorporating each other date ideas must reach a happy medium and the list goes on and on.

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Dress puss-when dressing incorrectly goes wrong

In attempts to put together a fabulous outfit, one can mix too many trends or wear the wrong outfit for particular events. One of my uncles calls this “dress puss” — the term became a thing for us when he once described his wife’s attire in that way. My aunt was wearing tons of accessories, a faux fur scarf, busy looking hat, and high heels.

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Mommy and daughter photoshoot

It’s fun to capture moments of Caity Bear at different stages of her life. She is now three and we do a mommy and daughter photoshoot to commemorate each age. Caity is my girly bear and prefers to wear dresses or anything with sparkles. I planned our photoshoot outfits around a cute denim dress Caity was gifted for her birthday.

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Don't be that girl!

Everyone has that one girlfriend or at least knows of a girl that spoon-feeds her relationship to the masses. She’s overzealous about posting and broadcasting news of every guy she dates on social media. Pictures galore, showered with cutesy daily posts on how much fun they're having.

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My brown baby girl

 Sitting at a toddler-sized desk in a seat created for a pint-sized human was my usual spot to color with my two-year-old daughter. She was overly happy to paint in her coloring book. I usually engage with her by asking about the colors she’s using. 

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Are you a Pinkoholic?

 
Do you suffer from bouts of pinkness? Do you buy an overwhelming amount of pink stuff just because it’s pink? Do you say things like, “I wish this came in pink?” Do you look in the mirror and see the character Elle Woods from the movie Legally Blonde?

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Basic Invite stationery company featuring their unique travel theme & ladybug collection

In an age of digital, streaming and accessible information, the personal feel for stationary invitations get lost. Our society is devoid of personal interaction that is not transferred over internet cables. How would it feel to receive a card through the mail as opposed to a text or email for a monumental occasion?

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Are you guilty of doing too much in relationships?

Most women are natural caregivers and nurturers. When women over in dose, the response is not well received. This may cause the men to feel babied and mothered. Babies need to bump their heads to learn awareness. If the man is overly nurtured, it will not create a healthy relationship with their partner.

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What hour are you, in terms of a relationship?

Some people work a traditional 9-5 and some work the night shift. The hours and time of the day vary depending on the individual. People tend to put more emphasis on scheduling what matters to them. As the above quote states, please note everyone availability varies but there is not that much busy in the day.

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Seat filler relationships

Have you ever watched the Grammy's or any other type of award show? The space is always filled to capacity but the seats are not solely filled with celebrities. There is a term called seat fillers... these wonderful people randomly attend events and their main duty is to fill the seat to show the auditorium appears crowded.

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What would your ex say about you?

When a relationship goes astray, we may wonder, “How could I have prevented this?” The end of a relationship can be devastating for many. We tend to poll our friends and family with the never-ending questions. We seek out sources that can help us make sense of the whole debacle. Trolling the Internet for magical answers that still keep us wondering.

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Would your friends date you?

Before we start dating someone, we already have a laundry list of qualities that we want in a significant other. The superficial lists consist of: being good-looking, honest, kind, God-fearing, hardworking, ambitious, physically fit, commutative and not crazy. We share what we want in that person with friends and family but do we even measure up to our wants and needs?

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