Bringing Sexy Back To Your Marriage With The Fantasy Box

I’ve been reviewing date night subscription boxes for awhile now, but if you check out my main listing page… and if you keep scrolling down to the bottom… you might notice this box company called The Fantasy Box. I kind of hide The Fantasy Box away down there so as to not be all – here’s sex! Sex! Sex! Sex! Ha ha. But don’t let its placement fool you – The Fantasy Box provides an excellent service that I highly recommend. I’ve just been a bit shy about putting that right all up in your face. 

WEEEEEELL before now that is.  Read more…

700 Sq Ft, Family of 5: The ‘Everything Room’: Entryway, Desk Area, Living Room Combo

So I have a small house. The biggest room is the main room you walk into when you open the door. Depending on what you believe to be our proper square footage, this room is around 29% – 35% of our entire house (I did the math. I like math.). So, like, it’s a big deal to get it right. It’s our front entryway. Our living room. Our library. My desk area, craft area, manage-the-house area, command center, whatever you want to call it. Where the kids play. Where we watch tv. Where we put the Christmas tree and fold laundry. It’s the everything room. 

Welcome to our home! Read more…

WeConcile Online Marriage Counseling Program Review: At Home Marriage Counseling

I have been talking to the creators of WeConcile for awhile now. I am very excited that their site is now up and running and that they gave KP and I a preview in order to take a look at their WeConcile Online Marriage Counseling Program!

You know that I’m a big fan of honesty. Especially when it comes to the struggles about marriage. I’m also a big fan of marriage commitment and finding a way to work through the tough times. One of the main goals of this blog is to try to get marriage resources to those who might need it — something I wish I had had when KP and I were struggling. Read more…

Rambling Ronni: My 5 Month Old Likes To Scream

I want to have a cool blog. I want to have a big enough blog that I can earn enough money from so that we can move into a larger home but still stay in my (now ridiculously overpriced  ) community. But I don’t want a ‘sell-out’ blog. I want a blog that feels honest and real and truthful and helpful. I want to help other marriages in tough places. I want to help, in some small way however I can, build up families and society and leave something good to come out of my existence on this earth.

And I also want my 5 month old to stop screaming so much. 

It makes it really hard to think. Read more…

At Home Date Night Subscription Box GIVEAWAY! A 6-Month Subscription ($197 Value)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year! 
Happy Holidays!

Either way – I’m doing a giveaway!

Wait, no, I’m doing TWO giveaways!!

I have referral credit to use up, and who better to use that credit on than one two of YOU, my readers? These boxes make an excellent Christmas/Holiday present for your relationship in the coming year. While this giveaway is for the date night subscription box company Datebox, there are quite a few other awesome at home night night box companies and I encourage you to check them out to find one that’s a perfect fit for your relationship! Read more…

Marriage IRL: How “In Sickness” Can Make a Marriage Stronger Instead of Weaker

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease a couple of years before my husband and I courted and were married.  At the time, it was well-managed and caused me very few problems.  I thought that as long as I took my medicine, it would be fine.  I quickly learned otherwise – I was hospitalized 13 times in our first 9 months of marriage, and in 35+ times in the last six.

Needless to say, our six years of marriage have not been very typical!  However, looking back, we wouldn’t change it for anything.  There have been some hard, hard times, but they’ve made us stronger:  both individually and as a couple. Read more…

A List of Online Marriage Counseling Programs That Might Help Save Your Marriage

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m not shy about talking about the hard times that come with marriage. But I’m also not shy in my belief that coupes can work through those hard times. I believe that most people WANT to have a happy marriage and they WANT to save their marriages even when they get tough…they just don’t know where to turn. So I’ve complied this list of Online Marriage Counseling programs to hopefully help other couples in need. Read more…

Marriage IRL: When Anorexia Struggles Get In the Way of Honest Communication

It’s been awhile since I last featured a post in my Marriage In Real Life guest post series. However, I’m hoping to update this to be a more regular series and over the next couple weeks will be posting more of these posts. I think it’s so important to realize that we ALL deal with different issues in our marriage relationships – and that we can work together to overcome the challenges that our marriages bring us. 

Today I’m partnering with Savannah from Millennial Mrs. and Mom as she shares about how her struggles with an eating disorder have affected her marriage. She also shares how and her husband work through the daily challenges they face in light of this struggle.

Thank you Savannah for sharing your story! Read more…

Why Having Three Kids is Hard, Why I’m Losing My Mind…and Why I’m Ok With It.

Y’all, it’s been a summer. A long summer. Having three kids is hard. I love them a million times each, I do. But. Goodness gracious. 

A couple years ago, some friends of ours, who’d just had their third child, jokingly gave KP and I some advice. “Don’t have a third kid”, they joked.

They were probably only HALF joking.  Read more…

2017 Ultimate HEALTHY LIVING Bundle Review – why I’m not buying this one

For the past couple years, I’ve reviewed several of the Ultimate Bundles (see here for my list of other bundle reviews), the two biggest each year being the Homemaking bundle in the spring and the Healthy Living bundle in the fall. However, this time around – and since I pride myself on being extremely honest in this blog (and not just using it to try to make money) – I decided not write a 2017 Healthy Living bundle review. Because I decided not to buy it. 

Here’s why I’m not buying the 2017 Healthy Living Bundle: Read more…

2017 PARENTING Super Bundle Review – I kind of like this one :)

When I first saw that there was going to be a “Parenting” Super Bundle, I was kind of lie ‘eh’. I’m not especially fond of being reminded of all the things I should improve on as a parent, ha ha. When it was announced what would be in the bundle, I also wasn’t particularly impressed by the bonuses (which are usually my favorite part). And then, there was a whole “Faith” section (which is my biggest hangup of the Homemaking bundle, as it isn’t necessarily a good fit for everyone).  So overall, I wasn’t sure what to do.

BUT. Then the thought of the bundle rolled itself around in my mind. And I google searched some of the resources and decided I wanted them. And there was a Homeschool section–something that I’m actually currently looking for resources on. And…I figured what the heck. I could do another bundle review to make me feel like it was worth it. So I bought it. Read more…

How I Home School the “Lazy Homeschooling” Way

There’s a lot of homeschooling blogs out there. The Screenwriter’s Wife is not one of them. While I might be homeschooling my daughter at the moment, I don’t really label myself as a “home school mom” either. I don’t know how long I’ll home school her or if I’ll also do so with the boys. I’m just doing what fits for right now. And right now, what fits is something I call “lazy homeschooling”. 

I dabbled in homeschooling last year for TK (Transitional Kindergarten, a program here in CA for kids who turn 5 from Sept-Nov.), and will be doing it a bit more formally this coming year for the “official” Kindergarten year. I’m mostly using 1st grade materials though. One of my favorite things about homeschooling (so far at least) is that I can teach my daughter using whatever materials I think are best for her to learn. Since my daughter’s on the cusp of the “official grade level cutoff” anyway, I like being free from this arbitrary constraint. Read more…

GIVEAWAY: Win an At-Home Date Night Box from DateBox Club!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a giveaway, so it’s time for another one! 

DateBox Club has offered to give away one of their September date night boxes to one of my readers…and that reader might just be YOU. 🙂 

Though I think I’ve only written up 1 “official” review (hmm…that probably needs to change soon), KP and I have actually done a few of the DateBox Club boxes and really enjoy them. If you’re not familiar with DateBox Club, you can: Read more…

Rambling Ronni: Living, dying, spacetime.

There are more thoughts in my head than I have time to think about. To write out. To acknowledge. To make matter.

I’m stuck in my own world, in my own head, pondering. Feeling. Watching. Hoping.
Caught in this moment. This brief moment. Of all time. Of all existence.

My baby’s growing. I’m getting older. Years will pass. What is modern becomes what is outdated.
Everyone who came before me: I will soon be like you.
Everyone who comes after me: You will soon be like me. Read more…

700 sq ft, Family of 5: A Not So Fine Dining Room & Kid’s Play”room”

When you squeeze five people in a 700 square foot house, you have to make sacrifices somewhere. The biggest sacrifice we’ve had to make is in our eating space. We don’t have a proper kitchen table. What?? You might be saying – You have NO DiningTable?!?! Well, sort of. No. And sort of yes, too. 

What we do have is the best we can do with the limited space we have: an all-in-one kitchen counter/island/dining table/toy storage shelf!  Read more…

Freddie’s Home Birth Story – The 13hr Tale of Stalled Labor, a maybe Nuchal Hand, Cervical Lip, and Older Sibling Chaos

Something was different – and much more difficult – with this labor & birth than with my first two. I struggled to put my finger on it at first, but in the end, I realized that my labor turned out to be one huge summation of my feelings on the entire pregnancy. Because, see, unlike with my previous two births, I didn’t feel strong and womanly being pregnant this time around. This time I felt weak and anxious and awkward and just wanted the whole thing done with.

And apparently all that carried over into what became my most trying labor experience of all.  Read more…