How Do You Celebrate Your Spouse’s Birthday?

Tomorrow is my wife’s birthday. She’ll be turning 23. 😉 I’m looking forward to spending some quality (alone) time with her, and celebrating her life, but honestly I don’t really know what to do. I am notoriously bad when it comes to this type of stuff. Birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and holidays get me just about every time.

Happy Birthday Stephana Bledsoe

4 Secrets My Wife Knows About Having a Happy Husband

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4 Secrets My Wife Knows About Having a Happy Husband

In marriage, you go through different seasons and stages.  I refer to them as  The 7 Rings of Marriage™.  My wife and I have worn all 7 rings. And all of them aren’t pretty, some are down right ugly, nasty, and just difficult. But this season, this “ring of marriage” that we are wearing now is one of the best. Without a doubt, I can say (loudly) that I am a happy husband!

Goodbye 2013 and Welcome 2014!

The year 2013 is coming to an end. I can honestly say it has been a great year. The year started with a lot of uncertainty, and a lot has changed since the beginning. Hopefully you can say your year was great too. If it wasn’t you can still start fresh beginning tomorrow morning as we say goodbye 2013 and welcome 2014!

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Giving Thanks Today and Everyday

I’m cleaning the cob webs off my web site today. Although I’ve been very busy I haven’t posted on my blog in over a month. You may not have noticed because I have been writing, and writing, and writing all over the place. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to write, and for other people and organizations to trust me to write for them.

Giving thanks

Commit to one: Late Evenings (Blue Pill) or Early Mornings (Red Pill)

If you were born before 1990 you are probably very familiar with the “blue pill and red pill” analogy used in the title of this post.  This analogy was made famous in the film The Matrix.

Commit to one: Evenings (Blue Pill) or Mornings (Red Pill) - JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders

Over the past few weeks I’ve been dealing with a choice similar to this analogy in my quest to break free from sleeping late to becoming an early riser.  I realized I have to commit to one, late evenings (blue pill) or early mornings (red pill).  I can’t have both.

The Experience of Running My First 5k

Like most people, I have a bucket list.  I am so incredibly grateful that I actually get to scratch something else from mine.  I ran my first 5K!

The Experience of Running My First 5k - JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders
This is a guest post by Sheree Adams.  Sheree is a Christian, wife, WAHM of three, nurse, blogger and speaker, who is forever drawn to all things health-related.  You can find her blogging about marriage, family, health tips and more as Smart & Sassy Mom.  Sheree is committed to helping blended families and  keeping marriages strong, healthy, fun and SPICY!  Follow Sheree on Twitter (@SmartNSassyMom), and check out her blog.  If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.

Are You Having Fun In Your Marriage? – “Well give it a shot” [VIRAL VIDEO]

Work, sacrifice, submission, challenging, no joke, not for the faint of heart.  You have probably heard all of those words used to describe marriage.  Sometimes we make marriage seem like only those who enjoy pain and suffering will enjoy it.  But what about the fun?  Can marriage be fun?  Are you having fun in your marriage?

Are You Having Fun In Your Marriage? - "Well give it a shot" - JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders

Using Evernote for Your Family is A Great Way to Organize Your Family’s Stuff

If your family is like my family then you probably collect paper like LeBron James collects MVP trophies.  Except your paper collection is not something to brag about.  Your family probably has many keepsakes, medical records, lists, goals, and things you want to purchase as well.  All of that can be overwhelming!

Using Evernote for Your Family is A Great Way to Organize Your Family's Stuff - JackieBledsoe.com - Growing Family Leaders