Take Care of Mom

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Want the secret to keeping a marriage alive?

I rarely watch The Today Show, but hubby was home sick yesterday so we had on the television.  In the segment “The truth about marriage, pregnancy, and kids” Ian Today Show Moms logoKerner, contributor to BabyCenter.com, asserts that the secret to keeping a marriage alive is that “Great couples are ultimately great individuals.”  He goes on to give an example that he and his wife make an effort to each pursue their own interests.  The concept itself is easy to grasp, sure, but so hard to execute, don’t you think?  My kids are 6, 3, and 2 and my day is pretty much consumed with taking care of my family and running my Mary Kay business.  Back when my kids were really little, I could not even remember what my interests were!  If I had to fill out a profile about myself and list my interests or hobbies, I had to make something up!  Not because I am not an interesting person, but because it is easy to lose that person in the midst of raising a family.  I have had to make a concentrated effort to carve out time for me.

So, will you join me this week in doing one thing just for yourself?  I would love to hear from you what it is!  I am going to commit to finishing that book I have been talking about, The Help, just in time for my book club meeting!

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May 11, 2010 Posted by | Marriage | , , , , | Leave a comment