You can have a “date night” tonight!

Our favorite way to relax is settling in with a good movie or watching our favorite show on TV. Unfortunately, our schedules don’t usually coincide with when our shows are aired and a trip to a movie theater is expensive and limited because of the kids. This is why couples need to do their homework and have a backup plan for their entertainment. In the old days, that meant sitting with a TV guide and a VCR. Today, we have DVRs and ON Demand so we never miss our favorite shows or movies. We don’t need to worry when our cable company has On Demand when we want it and need it!

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Buying A Dream

We are a bit surprised at how little people know about buying a house. Lee and I both did our time in real estate. Lee once had a mortgage license and a title agent license. I have a real estate broker’s license and a contractor license. Many people believe that it is nearly impossible to buy a house. From my experience the easiest people to get a loan for are people with a bunch of money or, and this may surprise you, people right around the national low income levels.

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Like Yourself And Eat Well

Weight and body image are a big deal in our family. I have always been on the chunky side and have done all of the fad, yo-yo diets throughout my life. Right before we were married, I was on a diet were I ate less than 500 calories a day and had daily injections of pregnant gorilla urine. On the flip side, Paul was 128 pounds and 6’ tall at the time. His stories of bad self-image rival my own. He has dieting stories were he would eat up to 10,000 calories, to the point that he was nauseous and his stomach was distended.

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Smoking Without Smoke

I smoked for more years than I care to admit. I began at a young age and limited my smoking to social situations and a few in the evening. A pack would usually last me several days. Most smokers would have labeled me as a light smoker. Unfortunately, a habit is a habit. After so many years, the habit of smoking in the evening or in a social situation was cemented in my routine. I planned my evenings around the cigarettes and would actually get anxious if I did not think I had enough cigarettes to “cover” the evening’s routine. Last January, I chose to quit. This entailed changing my routine and avoiding certain social situations until I could create new habits.

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Life360 For My Sanity

I always prided myself on having an incredible memory. I could keep my, Paul’s and my daughter’s schedule in my head and could rattle off addresses for doctor’s offices without blinking. Today, I work, I am a student, Paul has three different sources of income with their various meetings and due dates, an adult daughter with special needs and two boys under 10 who have karate, gymnastics, violin and a plethora of birthday parties and other appointments. I have found the limits of my gifted memory and things were beginning to fall through the cracks. Where was everyone? Was Paul with the boys at karate or were they at gymnastics? Was he stuck in traffic?

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Paul Got A Spock Card From Card.com

This is a sponsored post for Card.com but we love it anyway. If you have a child who goes to college, then you know that getting them money is a hassle. Lots of schools have debit cards that you can recharge but it is hardly convenient. This is why we are really excited to write about Card.com. Card.com is an easy rechargeable Prepaid Visa Credit Card that you can recharge as easy as sending an email. What can you do with a Card.com Prepaid Visa Credit Card?

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Lingerie And Other Fun Bedroom Activities

As you know, Lee and I promote fun experimentation in the bedroom. Sexy lingerie and corsets are fine. OK, maybe not the corset because Lee likes to be comfortable. She is not the only one that does the dress up thing. Before we got married, I gave Lee a birthday present that kind of set the tone for our relationship. The girl that I was with before Lee was one of those typical head case girlfriends. No matter what I did, I could not impress her. But Lee was different. She seemed genuinely happy to be with me. So I took a risk and put together a special birthday package. It has her favorite perfume, a rose, a negligee, and a beefcake calendar of me. Realize that I am 6 feet tall and weighed 128 pounds at the time.

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