This week was Worldwide FertilityCare Week.
In honor of this week, I want to talk about why women should chart their fertility and the reasons why charting is necessary for the medical treatment of NaProTechnology .
I talked about this topic LIVE on my Facebook page 2 weeks ago but realized that some people are not on Facebook and/or might have missed it. I decided to write a post that summarizes what I discussed on Facebook . If you prefer just to watch the video, you can find it at the end of the post.
I often get asked “Why chart your fertility cycle?” and “Why do I need to chart my fertility cycle in order to see the doctor for NaProTechnology?”
These are great questions! Let’s tackle one at a time.
Why chart your fertility cycle?Knowledge – I think knowledge as power. The knowledge you gain from charting your fertility cycle can allow you to plan your family naturally. You learn that your fertility is not a disease but a natural function of your body.
You will know when you are fertile or infertile...Read more
You have come to the end of the 7 Day SPICE It Up Marriage Challenge!
I hope you have enjoyed these last 7 days of challenges and I hope it has helped you to reconnect with your spouse.
Valentine’s Day is a well marketed holiday. You see it in all the stores, the red and pink hearts are everywhere.
You can’t escape the push from marketing companies to buy this or that to show your love.
Flower prices increase, jewelry or chocolate seems to be the things that MUST be bought to show our deepest appreciation for our loved ones.
Is that truth?
I am not saying those things are bad. They are wonderful and who doesn’t enjoy a bouquet of flowers.
But, today, I want to challenge you to do a bit more to show your love to your spouse today.
Today, in addition to any present you were planning on buying your spouse, I want you to give a bouquet of love notes.
What is a bouquet of love notes?
2 years ago in addition to my husband’s birthday present, I surprised him...Read more
We are in the final stretch of the 7 Day SPICE It Up Marriage Challenge !
How are things going? I hope well. I know I have been a bit stretched by some of the challenges.
But, I have enjoyed feeling the joy and excitement that I felt when I was dating my husband.
Each January, my husband and I sit down and create goals for ourselves and our family for the new year.
We break it up into sections such as personal, health, family, financial, spiritual, work, etc. We try and make our goals realistic and doable.
We ask ourselves where we want to be by the end of the year in each of our categories.
It is important to set goals for yourself. Otherwise, you can just drift along aimlessly with no plan. If we have set goals, we can make a plan. We can break our goals into bite sized pieces. We can then evaluate how we are doing at set times during the year to see where we need to make improvements.
Just like we make goals for our finances, health and work, we also need to make...Read more
Day 5 of our 7 Day SPICE It Up Marriage Challenge !
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s challenge.
Today we are focusing on the making our spouse feel special.
I absolutely adore my husband. But, honestly, I am the WORST at communicating that to him. I often struggle with expressing my love and appreciation for my husband.
My husband, on the other hand, excels at making me feel like the most important woman in the world.
Don’t we all want to want to be reminded that we are loved and appreciated?
You may not feel appreciated our loved by your spouse. Ask yourself how often you express your love to your spouse? We cannot demand something that we ourselves do not do.
It is a fallacy that men do not need love and affection as much as women, whether they admit it or not.
Think of how you feel when your spouse shows appreciation. For me, I feel closer to my husband. It reminds me of when we were dating.
We need to have a goal of making our spouse feel special and loved each and every day. Does this...Read more
Day 4 of the 7 Day SPICE It Up Marriage Challenge !
How often do you and your spouse spend time away from it all?
Do you make time to “date” your spouse?
If you are like me, the answer is not very often. We all know how hard it can be to schedule time away from the demands of life.
I have talked about the importance of investing time in your spouse. Time to reconnect.
Remember when you were dating your spouse?
You would rearrange your schedule and make special time so you could get to know them. You longed for that time together.
We all change and grow as individuals as we grow older. Our dreams, goals and ambitions may have changed. We may have new interests.
We need to take time away together to reconnect and continue to get to know each other.
Obviously, we know each other! I mean on a deeper level. Having time together to talk about things that don't involve work or the kids and schedules.
You should have had a evening conversation a few days ago touching on this subject. I...Read more