Think of your marriage as a 401K program; if you don’t invest along the way, when you get older, you’ll wish you had.  Like a 401K, you don’t have to make big investments, but lots of small deposits over the years add up in a good way.

I know what you are thinking, “I don’t have time for that!”  I’m going to push back and say, “Yes you do! You need to make time!”

Here are my tips on dating your husband:

  • Going on a date that is not a “normal” date is fun. It gets you out of the regular routine of going to dinner and seeing a movie. Choosing a different activity can be a conversation starter itself. For instance: Take a bike ride on your city’s beltway. It’s fun, it’s free, you get exercise, and after the bike ride you will have lots to talk about. (i.e., the scenery, different things you saw on the ride, where to go eat next, how much your butt hurts!)
  • Before your date, write down questions that are conversation starters:
    • What are your goals in 1, 5, 10 years?
    • If you had $20,000 to spend on the house, what would you do and why?
    • If you could buy one thing for me, what would you buy and why?
    • What are you learning in your spiritual walk right now? Are you in a growth stage or are things dry? How can I pray for you?
    • Let’s plan our next big anniversary trip together, where do we want to go?
    • Talk to me about your career. Are you happy? What are your dreams concerning your work?
  • Read the book 5 Love Languages, decide what each other’s love language is, and then start speaking that language. Discover your different personalities and what is important for each other.

Moms, I hope you will go on a date this week with your husband! Get a sitter, and go have some fun. Try not to talk about the kids. Remember you are investing in the future—your future together!

Year End Giving 2017

Year End Giving 2017

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Getting Smart About Your Kid’s First Smart Phone

Getting Smart About Your Kid’s First Smart Phone

Today’s Tip on Motherhood is written by Tom Shefchunas. We were so grateful to also have him as our guest on Episode 116 of Wire Talk, answering your questions about technology and we are looking forward to having him as a break-out speaker this year at the Soar...

WT 116: Technology & Your Kids with special guest Tom Shefchunas

WT 116: Technology & Your Kids with special guest Tom Shefchunas

Today’s episode is really important moms and because we wanted to get it right, we called in an expert. Today Tom Shefchunas joins us in the Nest to talk about technology and our kids. We were incredibly grateful he could share his expertise with us and we look forward to hearing more from him as a break-out speaker at this year’s Soar conference!

What Every Man Wants His Children To Be

What Every Man Wants His Children To Be

Special thanks to Greg Stubbs for partnering with Karen on this week's episode of Wire Talk and for his thoughts on fatherhood below:  There is a line in one of my favorite movies, “The Cowboys” when John Wayne’s character, Wil Andersen, is dying and says to a bunch...

WT 115: Honoring Dad with special guest Greg Stubbs

WT 115: Honoring Dad with special guest Greg Stubbs

In honor of Father’s Day this weekend (hint hint ladies) on Wire Talk today we’re answering your questions all about dad! Since we’re not dads ourselves, we thought it made sense to bring in a real-life dad to offer up his thoughts, so Greg Stubbs joins Karen and Sunny in the studio today with his thoughts on everything from good Father’s Day gifts and traveling for work to how we can communicate effectively with our husbands. Listen in for Greg’s wisdom on fatherhood and so much more.

If you enjoyed Wire Talk, visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more encouragement on your journey of motherhood. 

And snag tickets to the upcoming Soar conference at www.birdsonsawiremoms.com/soar2018

3 Steps To A Great Family Summer

3 Steps To A Great Family Summer

Summer has arrived! Some of you are probably loving the warmer weather and days spent at the pool while some of you are already going crazy with the lack of routine since school got out! In order to survive this summer, you need to start the way you want to finish, so...

WT 114: How To Survive Summer

WT 114: How To Survive Summer

On today’s episode of Wire Talk we are answering questions about how as moms we can make it through the dog days of summer. From how to make vacation actually feel like vacation when there’s so much work involved, to helping our kids learn to entertain themselves … listen in for Karen’s practical answers and encouragement on making this a great summer for your kids and you too momma! 

If you enjoy Wire Talk, subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review! And don’t forget to visit www.birdsonawiremoms.com for more advice and encouragement from Karen Stubbs. 

Take Care of Yourself this Summer

Take Care of Yourself this Summer

I can almost smell the sunscreen and chlorine as I type these words … summer is coming moms! While I know we are all thrilled about leaving behind the world of homework and projects and early morning dashes to catch the school bus, the summer schedule can also be hard...

WT 113: I Want To Do It All, But I’m Just SO Tired

WT 113: I Want To Do It All, But I’m Just SO Tired

On today’s episode of Wire Talk, Sunny and Karen answer questions from moms who are feeling overwhelmed by all they have to manage day to day. From working to intimacy, bedtime talks with kids to keeping the house clean, listen in to hear Karen’s thoughts on what needs to be a priority and what can be let go in the midst of busy seasons. 

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Anxiety in Motherhood

Anxiety in Motherhood

Today's Tip on Motherhood is written by Dr. Emily Shupert. We were so grateful to also have her as our guest on Episode 112 of Wire Talk, answering your questions about anxiety and we are looking forward to having her as a break-out speaker this year at the Soar...

WT 112: Anxiety in Motherhood with Special Guest Dr. Emily Shupert

WT 112: Anxiety in Motherhood with Special Guest Dr. Emily Shupert

Today we are here with Dr. Emily Shupert of Simplify Life Counseling to talk about anxiety and how it affects us as mothers. Dr. Shupert is a licensed professional counselor in the Atlanta area – in her practice she integrates psychology with theology and in particular loves helping clients work through anxiety and depression.

We hope this episode brings you hope and help if anxiety as a mother has been a struggle for you! 

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