Pillow Talk

This is good.  First of all, who doesn’t love their pillow?  Second, adding the comfort of your pillow to the love of your spouse and you get a magical combination!  Unless, of course, you have a pillow problem – which we have had – but we’ll save that for another day.  Let’s assume for this post that everyone is comfortable with their pillow!

We have four kids between 10-17 who have tons of activities, and we each have our own careers.  There are days when finding time to connect are downright impossible!  Then we find ourselves falling asleep on the couch as we begin to wind down our day after the kids go to bed.

Now, we all know the importance of connecting with our spouse each day, and at a minimum, we should find 10-15 minutes to just talk one-on-one.  “Pillow talk” may be that one opportunity to connect so let’s dig in to this a little deeper.

This definition of “pillow talk” in the urban dictionary is perfect: for two people to enjoy each other’s presence through conversation, in a somewhat spontaneous way, but in a way that will let both parties go to bed with clear heads. Continue reading “Pillow Talk”

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Remember this during the holiday weekend!

Like most couples, we struggle with the dreaded…cell phone addiction!  Generally, we are very good about eating meals, carving out time, and limiting electronic usage in our house.

But with crazy career schedules we do struggle at times.  While researching this topic we uncovered all kinds of fascinating information that fits nicely into our “Fun Fact Friday”.

Pew Research did a survey recently regarding cell phone usage.  A whopping, and not surprising, 92% of Americans own a cellphone.  31% of those Americans say they never turn their phone off and 45% of them say they rarely turn them off (we easily fall into this category).

Here’s the rather disturbing statistic: 80% of those surveyed say that using phones in social settings frequently or occasionally hurts the conversation.

Some fun stats: Continue reading “Remember this during the holiday weekend!”

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