This week I’m happy to have Kelly from Exceptionalistic in my corner! Please be sure to swing by hers and say hello!
Her topic is so very important, and I love the passion she has throughout this post! Be sure to take time to read her encouraging words!
Misty asked if I’d be interested in guest posting. Of course I jumped at the chance. I’m excited to share with you today.
I’m Kelly and I blog over at Exceptionalistic. I write a little about everything from crafts to recipes, parenting to marriage, book reviews to giveaways, and anything else that pops up!
Then the family expands. For us, not too much changed. We did what we did before, except with kids in tow.
What about the relationship? Does it come first or do the kids come first?
I’m a firm believer that the relationship between mom and dad has to come first. Of course that doesn’t mean that the kids are neglected or abandoned in their time of need.
Keeping the relationship between us strong has strengthened our marriage. If
we I had made my entire life about the kids, our relationship would suffer. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love my kids. I do anything and everything I can to take care of them, love them, and keep them safe. I do, however, put a priority on my husband’s needs as well.
Am I giving him enough one-on-one time? Am I taking a few minutes to change out of my pajamas, put on some mascara, and greet him at the door with a kiss? Am I scheduling time for a date night once in a while?
I have seen firsthand what can happen when the kids come first.
I don’t want to be in a situation where our kids head off to college and we have nothing in common. I try my best to keep my marriage fresh even though my kids are still young.
Of course we will focus on raising our sweet little ones but we also want to stay in love. Which, of course, is how those kids got here in the first place!!
Let’s do something extra today to strengthen our marriages. Join me, won’t you?
Feel free to come visit me over at my place sometime. I’ll welcome you with open arms!