1 Month of Meals in 2 Hours

Posted by curlyq on September 6, 2014 in Caring for Yourself, Marriage, Nutrition |

Picture by MomTimesFour I’ve read a lot about making dinnertime easier, but haven’t really moved past the reading part. Until last month! And, oh my goodness! What in the world was I waiting for?! I haven’t cooked in 3 weeks thanks to the one hour my husband and I spent assembling Ziploc bags full of […]


What is unconditional love? by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on May 8, 2014 in Marriage, Uncategorized |

I was recently having a conversation with my sisters about love. What it is, what it isn’t, how we can sometimes not feel loved when we actually are loved unconditionally. And we came across a distinction about love that has helped me tremendously in recognizing and accepting the differences that I have with the people […]


Dude Charts Like a Lady

Posted by curlyq on November 14, 2013 in Babies, Marriage, Need a laugh?, Pregnancy |

Dude Charts Like a Lady: 4 Reasons Why We, the Husbands, Should Do the NFP Charting By Richard Wan 1. No more begging for sex. Do you really want to continue asking your wife, “Are you infertile today?” If she tells us what she observes and we do the charting, we’ll know if she’s fertile […]


A Moving Confession

Posted by curlyq on September 30, 2013 in Babies, Illness, Marriage |

This video struck such a chord with me that I wanted to put it on the Mommy Mentor blog so I’d never lose it. “A Father’s Confession: Down Syndrome Made Me Almost Leave My Family”:  


The “Truly Wed” Game by Cafe du Mom

Posted by curlyq on June 20, 2013 in Marriage |

Keeping Communication Strong: The “Truly Wed” Game Do you ever have those times in your marriage when you run out of things to say to one another?  Or when you do talk the conversation consists of stories about the kids, the sad state of your finances, or the condition of the car and how it […]


Dad, Daughters, and Dogs by Caroline Cleveland Sholl

Posted by curlyq on June 16, 2013 in Illness, Marriage |

There’s an exclusive group, one you don’t pay to join. It’s one you are automatically a part of you when your heart feels like it’s been torn in two. When your Dad dies, you become part of the Dead Dad’s Club. It’s a crass and somewhat heartless term for those who have lost their fathers. The […]


If You Could Hear My Thoughts by Anonymom

Posted by curlyq on June 12, 2013 in Caring for Yourself, Marriage |

If you could hear my thoughts… You’d realize I’m crazier than you already think I am. You’d realize that I care way too much what you think about me. You’d hear how big I think my nose is and how much I hate it. You’d learn how much I think about food. You’d know how […]


Cooking With Confidence: Chef In Training by Cafe du Mom

My mom is not a cook. That’s not to say she doesn’t have her signature dishes – her shrimp creole, crawfish etouffee, and artichoke cheese squares are out of this world! But for the most part, we grew up on “hamburger casserole,” spaghetti and meat sauce, and roast beef (the kind with the grains of […]


What She *Really* Wants for Mother’s Day by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on May 10, 2013 in Marriage, Money-saving Tips |

All right, Dads. It’s this weekend, Sunday, May 12th. No more procrastinating! The mother of your children is expecting you to do something for Mother’s Day. Don’t be like my cousin who says, “She’s not my mother!” We all hope she’s not, but she mothered your children, so you’re still expected to do something on their behalf, […]


10 Reasons Why We Don’t Use Contraception by CurlyQ

Posted by curlyq on April 29, 2013 in Babies, Marriage |

My husband and I have used Natural Family Planning (NFP) since the day we were married. We have never used contraception, and there are several reasons why. The main reason has to do with our Catholic faith, but below I’ve listed 10 other reasons why we use NFP. As an aside, if you are my Mom, my mother-in-law, […]

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