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The Husband Project-Mission #1-Childcare? January 2, 2009

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I am SO EXCITED to be a part of the release of The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp. I will be given 5 projects to bless my husband. Yipee for BOTH o f us!

My first project is to plan a little weekend date. Yikes! My first thought is, “Who will watch my kids?” Childcare might just be the bane of our date life. So, before I can plan a date of any sort, I need to plan childcare. A few ideas:

  1. Family-My folks are always happy to watch my girls, but I feel sort of guilty asking without a prior commitment of some sort. Dentist appointment? Sure. Random date? Hmmm, maybe not.
  2. Trade Kids-We have worked out a deal with another couple. One Tuesday per month we take their kids and another Tuesday a month they take our kids. We try to plan a fun kids’ dinner, some games, and maybe a movie. When it’s our date night, our kids are in jammies with teeth brushed wen we pick them up! This is fantastic, but not very spur-of-the-moment, which is what I need for The Husband Project.
  3. Local Teen-When we moved about 6 months ago, we were in love with our house. We still are. But the very best benefit of our new street, just 2 blocks away from our old street, is that we have a wonderful 13 year old babysitter just two houses down. She’s young enough that her social life isn’t super packed and her rates are pretty low. If your home doesn’t include a stand-by babysitter, check with friends and neighbors to see if they can recommend anyone. Check with your local church to see if they have any teens trying to raise funds. You might even call your local middle school for suggestions.

I’ve got my lovely neighbor girl lined up to watch my girls for a couple of hours! Yipee! First step of date planning is well under way!

What are your childcare tips? How do you plan a date night?

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21 Days of Loving your Man: The Husband Project December 22, 2008

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The Husband Project

The Husband Project

It’s official, I’m a stalker. Kathi Lipp is the object of my stalki-ness. Kathi has written a new book, due out in January, called  The Husband Project. At first, I thought this was some secret way to change your husband. You know, make him do the dishes, let you sleep in on Saturday mornings, that type of thing.

I met Kathi at the MOPS convention, but I started emailing her before-hand. Thus, the near-stalker status. I stopped by her booth a dozen times. I even won a freebie, but perhaps that was just to get rid of me!

This book is TOTALLY different. Kathi gives you projects and homework to intentionally bless your husband for 21 days. She covers every topic, from creating a fun and flirty atmosphere in your home to boosting your man’s self-concept. She even covers the topic of S-E-X in a fun, non-threatening way.

The Husband Project website also includes resources to launch your own Husband Project group. You can brainstorm ideas and hold each other accountable.

Kathi is sending me a copy to review and preview. I will also be working on some project. PLUS I will have an EXTRA book to GIVEAWAY!!! Details soon

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Here’s a Quick Way to Celebrate Your Spouse: From*me Tees

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From*me Tees

I discovered From*me Tees this October at the MOPS convention. These t-shirt rock! From*me Tees are t-shirts and other apparel designed to celebrate marriage. How often do I complain and “vent” about my husband? Compare that to how many times I brag on him….not a good math equation.

From*me Tees’ central product are t-shirts that say “My Wife Rocks” or “My Husband Rocks.” They have lots of colors and styles. The women’s run pretty small, so order a size or two larger than normal. They also have really cute kid clothes that say “My Daddy Rocks (mommy was right).”

Special note to brides: Very cute shirts that say “Bride” and “Groom” and My Wife 2b Rocks. What a fantastic way to celebrate you love and commitment to one another!