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    Not Feeling The Love: My Husband Never Compliments Me?

    As little girls, we often dream of our wedding day: the beautiful gown, delicious cake, first kiss, first dance, and of course, our incredibly handsome groom. What we probably didn’t imagine was everything that came after: cooking, cleaning, working, raising kids, nights falling asleep in front of the TV from exhaustion, arguing, and sometimes feeling like the person we should be closest to in the world doesn’t feel the same.

    Then the thoughts creep in: my husband doesn’t love me. I don’t know why my husband never compliments me. I don’t know why he doesn’t appreciate me. These thoughts grow more and more prominent until they’re the sole focus when you think of your husband, and then it’s all you can see.

    What you focus on becomes your reality, whether it actually is reality or not. The more you convince yourself that he doesn’t love you, never compliments you, or doesn’t appreciate you, the more you’ll find evidence to support those thoughts. Worse than that, you might start behaving in ways that bring those to fruition: behaving in ways that cause him to question who you are and whether you’re still the same woman he fell in love with. This can drive a wedge into your marriage that can’t be easily removed.

    You can turn this around before it reaches that point, though. And it’s much easier than you think. Let’s look at each of these thoughts in turn and how you can change things.

    “My husband doesn’t love me”

    In the early days of your relationship, you held hands, cuddled, kissed and hugged all the time. You probably whispered how much you loved each other a lot, too. You went out on dates to movies, dinner, sports bars, window shopping, and ice skating. You felt the love so strongly. That’s why you married him, of course.

    But now, you eat dinner at home most nights, and sometimes you eat with the kids because he’s working late. When you first got married you went to bed at the same time and fell asleep tangled up together, but now one of you goes first because they’re the most tired – and it’s usually him, because you’ve got to load the dishwasher, finish folding a load of laundry, or deal with a sick kid. You watch TV in separate rooms.

    Compared to the early days, it’s easy to look at the way things are now and think it’s an indication that he doesn’t love you anymore. The reality, however, is that you’ve simply settled into married life. Once you’re married and have kids, the romance tends to fade. The routines and responsibilities of parenthood, homeownership and marriage trump the sweet tenderness of new love.

    Instead of thinking he doesn’t love you, look for the signs that he does. Maybe he goes out for milk when you realize you’re out in the middle of cooking. Or he picks up a copy of your favorite magazine. A kiss on your cheek in the middle of the night when he got up for a drink, or a squeeze of your hand as he heads off to bed before you. These are little things, easy to overlook if you’re focused on the negative. Look for these instead, and you’ll start to see them everywhere.

    “I don’t know why my husband never compliments me”

    First rule: Never say never or always. When you say that someone always or never does something, you do them a disservice. He probably does compliment you, but you don’t hear it because it’s not the way you expect it.

    Does he say dinner was good? That’s a compliment. Maybe he comments on how happy the kids are that you took them to the park? That’s a compliment on what a caring mother you are. He sighs as he falls into the freshly made bed and says he loves the smell of clean sheets? A compliment on the fact that you did laundry and he loves how you do it.

    Maybe they’re not the kinds of compliments you want. Maybe you want to hear how beautiful you are, how wonderful and amazing and unique he thinks you are. But instead of thinking he never compliments you in the way you want to hear, try focusing on the compliments he does give you. Thank him, smile at him, and let him know how much his words mean to you. If he knows it matters, he might get back to the ones you want to hear.

    “I don’t know why he doesn’t appreciate me”

    This thought is a double-edged sword. You cook, clean, take care of the kids, do the grocery shopping and drop off his dry cleaning between loads of laundry. Maybe you even help take care of his elderly parents or a younger sibling that struggles with adult life. You do so much to make his life run smoothly, and he never (or very rarely) says thank you.

    But appreciation goes both ways. When did you last thank him for taking out the garbage? For working hard and bringing home a paycheck, whether it’s the family’s sole income or just one of two? For mowing the lawn, changing the oil in your car, or checking your tires air pressure?

    “Well, he’s my husband. He’s supposed to do those things,” you might be thinking.

    The same could be said for you. You’re his wife, you’re supposed to do those things, right? But just like you’d like to see some appreciation for doing them, so might he. Try thanking him for doing things that he does all the time. Just a simple, “Thanks, babe, for taking out the trash.” You might be amazed at the difference it makes.

    Love is a two-way street. You have to give it to get it. When you feel unloved and unappreciated, it’s easy to withdraw and hold back. But that solves nothing and only makes things worse. Shake things up, and give him what you think he isn’t giving you. It can turn everything around.

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    The issue was I focused entirely on the parenting niche. Now, there are many people out there who can focus on parenting and have a successful blog, but as a first time mother with a baby under a year, there just wasn’t much to write about. I have decided to use Mommy, RN to help others learn from my mistakes and share my knowledge.

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    I want to help other blogger by offering advice on how to start and run a blog. By using my experiences from a failed blog and learning so much more from this blog, I have already been able to help many other bloggers.

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    Y is for Yoga: The Benefits

    I talk about a lot of different things on this blog and one of the main things I enjoy talking about are different ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. This is where yoga comes into play. Yoga has many benefits and is easier on the joints than running and other exercises. Yoga can help you get into shape, lose weight, and so much more.

    Y is for Yoga: The Benefits

    There are several physical benefits of yoga:

    • Increased flexibility – Have you ever tried yoga? If you have then you know there is a lot of toe touching, and when you first start doing yoga, you may not be able to touch your toes. Trust me, keep at it and before you know it you will be more flexible than you ever new possible.
    • Increased muscle tone and strength – Yoga includes a lot of moves that require you to shift your weight and in return, you are getting a stregth workout. This helps improve your muscle strength and tone. Having strong muscles can help protect your from injury and help improve back pain.
    • Improved posture – Yoga helps you focus on your posture, meaning that with practice, your posture will improve. Think about how heavy your head is. If you move your head forward or backward just a little you can strain your muscles. With a properly alligned spine you can decrease the strain on your back and neck.
    • Improved respiration – Yoga helps you to focus on your breathing, meaning that you take deep controlled breaths while working out. This leads to improved respiration and improved oxygenation to your organs.
    • Lowers your blood pressure – Yoga consists of several relaxation poses and there have been studies showing that doing one of these poses a day can significantly lower your blood pressure.
    • Increased energy – As with any exercise, yoga will actually increase your energy levels, either by relaxing you and helping you get a better night’s sleep or by releasing feel good endorphins during your workout just like if you would go for a run.
    • Weight loss – Yoga can help you confront eating issues on a deeper level. It can also help you to make more conscious decisions about what you are eating and help you make better food choices.

    While the physical benefits are great, there are also several mental benefits. Yoga helps you focus on your breathing and helps relax you. This can help clear your mind when you are stressed, which can also help calm you. It can also help you relax before bed and get a better night’s sleep.

    These are just a few of the benefits of Yoga. I am sure if you start doing yoga you will discover many more that you never thought were possible.

    Do you do yoga on a regular basis? What benefits have you noticed? If you don’t do yoga, do you think you will try it now?

    To see what else I have talked about during the A to Z Challenge, check out my “A” post.

    Thanks for reading, Cassie

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    For businesses: If you are looking to get your business name out there and looking to reach a broader audience, sign up to have your business listed on the EZBZ site, for free! If you choose to respond to a customer’s quote request it only costs $1, with no obligation. What makes EZBZ different from other sites is that you don’t have to pay to see the quote, you get to see the customer’s question before you decide if you want to respond or not. As a business, you can sign up through my marketplace, just click on menu, then join as a business. As an added bonus for signing up through me, I will give you a front page listing for one month in the category most relevant to your business, valued at $10. Plus, you will remain listed in that category forever, though you may not be on the front page as only 6 businesses are currently on the front page. (There will be opportunities in the future to purchase front page listings, but not at this time.) If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

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    5 More Ways to Live a More Positive Life

    Last weekend I talked about 5 ways to live a more positive life and I told you that there are many other ways to live a positive life, but that I couldn’t put them all into one post. Well, here’s the second post with 5 more ways to live a more positive life.

    1. Stop overanalyzing everything. We all do this, we think about the “what-ifs”. We try to figure out what someone meant when they said something when they didn’t mean anything more than what they really said. Most of the time overanalyzing just leads to sleepless nights and stressful days. Try your best to take everything at face value and don’t overanalyze everything.
    2. Stop worrying about things. This goes with overanalyzing everything. Worry just causes stress and sleeplessness. It’s not worth it, what’s going to happen is going to happen if you worry about it or not. Stop worrying and just let things happen as they will happen. When the time comes you will know how to handle the situation, and worrying about it won’t change anything.
    3. Have an open mind. Things can change, people can change, situations can change, and so on. It’s important to have an open mind so you can go with the flow. When something changes don’t push against it because that will just make things worse. Having an open mind will help you to embrace the changes as they happen and learn how to deal with them in the best way possible.
    4. Find your daily inspiration. Find out what makes your life worth living every day. It can be your children, your pets, your family, or anything else, but find what inspires you daily. Being inspired is a great way to be positive and to live a more positive life.
    5. Learn from your past. If there was something that affected you negatively in the past stay away from that person or situation. If there was something that made you happy and helped you stay positive, try to include that in your life.

    Living a more positive life is a lot easier than you may think. The best way to live a more positive life is to do things that make you feel happy and avoid the things that don’t make you happy. That is not always possible, but making the best out of a bad situation and avoid bad situations when possible is a great start.

    If you find it is difficult to be happy or positive about anything, you may want to talk to your doctor about depression and make sure that you do not have a mental illness.

    How do you try to live a more positive life? Did I miss anything?

    Thanks for reading, Cassie

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    Foods to Boost Brain Power

    I don’t know about you, but I know that I am always forgetting things. I forget that I need to pay bills until I am ready to go to bed, I forget what I need to do the next day, and so on. Some people say this is just because I am a mom and I have “mom brain”. While this may be the case, I still would like to be able to remember things without having to set an alarm or write it down all the time.

    That’s why when it comes to foods that will boost brain power I am seeking them out all the time when I go to the store. I have been looking around for a while and I have found 10 great foods to boost brain power, and I thought that I would share with you how I use each of these.

    1. Olive oil. I use olive oil almost any time I need oil for baking. I make chicken and vegetables and pour a little bit of olive oil over everything and toss it a little. It not only gives it a little flavor and moisture, it is also a great oil to help boost brain power.
    2. Coconut oil. I have talked about all the great uses of coconut oil before. If I need to fry something, such as a stir fry, I will use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. I also use it in place of butter sometimes, for example, if I make grilled cheese. It sounds strange, but it really doesn’t taste bad and again, it’s a great brain boost!
    3. Salmon. We all know that fish is great for you, but salmon is full of Omega-3 DHA oils, which is great for your brain. Bonus if you are eating salmon while you are pregnant because it’s also great for your baby’s brain. Another bonus if you can get your toddler to eat it!
    4. Blueberries. Blueberries are full of antioxidants that protect your brain. They are fruit, so if you like them you can eat them fresh, but if you are like me, you don’t really care for them. Another great way to eat blueberries is to freeze them and make them into a smoothie, throw some strawberries in there and have yourself a mixed berry smoothie.
    5. Eggs. Eggs tend to get a bad rap, but really they are healthy. They have cholesterol, which many people think is bad, but there are good forms of cholesterol that helps to protect your brain. You shouldn’t eat a dozen eggs a day, but having an egg or two for breakfast could give your brain an extra boost in the morning.
    6. Kale. Kale is full of potassium, iron, and vitamins K, C, and A. Kale is an acquired taste, but you can mix a little of it with your regular salad, or just throw a handful in with your blueberry smoothie.
    7. Broccoli. Broccoli can help with detoxification and reducing inflammation. You can eat it raw, bake it with a little olive oil, or steam it, however you like it best.
    8. Spinach. Are you seeing a pattern yet? Basically, eat your greens! Spinach is full of vitamin K and folate. If you don’t like spinach, you can use it in place of lettuce on your sandwich, mix it with your salad, or throw some in your smoothie (just don’t put too much in your smoothie).
    9. Avocado. Avocado is another healthy fat that can boost brain power. Avocado is an acquired taste as well, personally, I can’t just eat avocado like some people can, but I mash it up and put it on toast or chop it up and put it in a salad and it’s pretty good!
    10. Almonds. Nuts, like fish, are full of healthy Omega-3 fatty oils and a lot of vitamin E. Personally I can eat almonds by the handful, but try to stay away from the salted and covered almonds.

    As a bonus, red wine is full of polyphenols that can boost blood flow to the brain. Obviously, you don’t want to overdo it, but a glass of wine every now and then won’t hurt.

    Once I started making eating at least one of these foods a day I have noticed that I have more energy and my memory is better. It’s still not great, so some of it may be from dealing with a 2-year-old all day, but they help. Keep in mind that these foods are not just good for your brain, they are also good for growing brains!

    What foods do you eat that help boost brain power? Do you have any ideas on how to incorporate these into your daily diet?

    Thanks for reading, Cassie

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    25 Days of Christmas Books

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas. I don’t know about you, but for me, Christmas is my favorite time of year! Seriously, I have already started decorating because I want to enjoy the decorations for as long as possible, plus I am making a lot of decorations for the new house and I need time to make them.

    The thing is, I always remember as a child how exciting Christmas was. It wasn’t just the gifts either, I always loved all the decorations, putting them up and enjoying them, and the time spent with family. One of my favorite things is when the Christmas tree is the only light on in the room. I also love seeing the lights outside! It’s just the time of year where everything is warm and inviting, even though its freezing outside!

    I always knew that I wanted to start some traditions with my children as they got older, but I had no idea what traditions I wanted to start. As a child, we didn’t do too much in the way of traditions. We had gifts, we put up the tree as a family, and we visited family on Christmas eve and Christmas day. My dad and step-mom started the tradition of making and icing cookies with their children, which I rarely got to be a part of.

    That’s when I decided on a few different traditions I wanted to start with my daughter. The first tradition is 25 days of Christmas book. Basically, we have 25 Christmas books that I have wrapped up. She will get to pick one book a night from November 30th until December 24th to read, with the last book being “The Night Before Christmas”. I want to also get her a special pair of Christmas pajamas for that night.

    I thought I would share with you the 25 books we are going to be reading this year:

    1. Is it Christmas Yet?
    2. The Crippled Lamb
    3. Santa’s Toy Shop
    4. The Nutcracker
    5. Holiday Helpers
    6. This First Christmas Night
    7. The Christmas Wish
    8. The Twelve Days of Christmas
    9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    10. Up on the Housetop
    11. God’s Christmas Gift
    12. The Legend of the Candy Cane
    13. The Night Before Christmas
    14. How to Catch an Elf
    15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    16. The Pups Save Christmas
    17. The Polar Express
    18. Gingerbread Christmas
    19. Llama Llama Holiday Drama
    20. Santa Pups
    21. Llama Llama Jingle Bells
    22. The Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel
    23. The Poky Little Puppy’s First Christmas
    24. The Christmas Story
    25. Gingerbread Mouse

    I am so excited for this year because it is the first year that my daughter will actually have an idea about what is going on. Honestly, I can’t wait to start being able to let her pick out the books and start reading them!

    While I love Christmas, I love what it represents more! Let’s not forget the real reason for all the celebration, the birth of Jesus. I want to show my daughter the joy that God and Jesus can bring in our lived every day, not just at Christmas.

    There are other traditions I want to try to start, but this is just the first one. I would love to add more Christmas books to the collection, but for now, these 25 will work.

    What Christmas traditions do you have? Do you read Christmas books like this leading up to Christmas day? What books do you read? I may add them to our list!

    Thanks for reading, Cassie

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    Haircare Routine for Children

    Taking care of children’s hair can be a challenge. Children do not like to sit still while their parents take care of their hair, therefore developing a routine is the key to success. The routine needs to be quick and straightforward. It also needs to be easy enough for children to begin doing on their own. As your child gets older, she should be able to start to take care of her own hair. Eventually, your child will learn what she needs to do to have healthy, moisturized hair. Developing a hair care routine for our children does not have to be complicated. The routine should be appropriate for the age of your child, and it can change as your child gets older.

    Developing a Haircare Routine for Children

    Know Your Child’s Hair

    When caring for children’s hair, it is important to recognize the unique qualities of your daughter’s hair. It is common to see knots and tangles and possibly hair that is puffy and difficult to control. Some children will have dry hair as well as a flaky scalp that might itch. In many cases, children have hair that is constantly messy – even after a significant amount of work. Because of the issues with kids’ hair, it is a good idea to keep haircare routines simple.

    Care For Hair the Right Way

    Since maintaining hair can be uncomfortable for children, it is a good idea to do things the right way. When you comb your child’s hair, use a wide-tooth comb because it is less likely to pull her hair. It is also helpful to separate hair, so you are not trying to detangle large clumps at once. Children do appreciate having their hair wetted before detangling. It is also best to begin the process at the end of the hair and work up to the roots. Doing this prevents pulling and the pain that comes with it.

    Know How to Shampoo

    It is also useful to learn how to wash your child’s hair. Before washing it, be sure your child’s hair is free of tangles. Children need a gentle shampoo that will not sting their eyes. Some moms will separate their children’s hair into sections so they can comfortably wash a little bit at a time.

    Know How Often to Shampoo

    The best hair care routine is to only do what is necessary to maintain healthy hair. Children do need to have their hair washed, but not on a daily basis. Natural hair only needs to be washed once or twice per week. Some children can even benefit from having their hair washed every 10 to 14 days. Once or twice per month, it is helpful to do an in-depth treatment to add moisture.

    Moisturize on a Daily Basis

    On a daily basis, children need to have their hair moisturized. The ends need it the most. It is also helpful to use a detangler before combing your child’s hair. The leave-in detangler will help moisturize the hair – especially if you buy a detangler that includes shea butter. At night, it can be helpful to have your child sleep with a silk hair bonnet to protect the hair. It is also helpful to use a satin pillowcase, especially if your child is reluctant to wear a bonnet at night.

    Style Hair Once Per Week

    To reduce the amount of work that children need on their hair, many parents will style their child’s hair on Sundays. With a good style, you and your child do not need to do as much work to care for her hair. Having a weekly style is a helpful tool for busy moms who do not always have the time to create a new style every day. To change up the style through the week, you can always add pretty clips or other decorations.


    When you decide on a hair care routine, the best thing to do is to create one that works for your schedule. If you know that there is a night that is free of events, make that your shampoo night. It is also helpful to style your child’s hair that same night – after her hair is dry. You might even want to find a second night of the week to do a restyle if you can fit it into your schedule. Every night before your child goes to bed, it is helpful to put some spray-in moisturizer into her hair, too. It will not take long to get used to a simple hair care schedule and before you know it, you child will be able to detangle and shampoo her own hair.

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