It Takes Two + The Crew
Fall Focus: Fighting Fair
Sometimes it's hard to remember you're on the same team in heated moments.
Remembering this fact can help you fight towards change instead of creating permanent nicks in your foundation.
What has helped me tremendously? These keys:
Listen to understand NOT to respond.
Strive not to mentally exit stage left.
challenge both you sand your partner to be solution oriented in every difficult exchange.
Don't leave anything of concern on the table.
Stay on topic
Seek professional help for both maintenance and support
Progress checkins regarding issues
Helpful ways to strengthen your union
6 ways to spark change
Don't wait, Deliberate! Healing properly is time sensitive.
Forgiveness (NOT tolerance) is a powerful tool in repairing bumps and utilizing situations to propel you forward.
Be willing to accept evolution. We aren't meant to remain the same and progressive growth is often helpful for you both.
The third view can often help you see each other's view!
The ability to provide space for growth is a strength; not a weakness.
Make conscious effort to review missteps and correct them in a timely manner.
Map It Out
Put a plan in place with trackable results.
Find something new for the both of you!
Although it should never stop, its often first to go when life gets hectic.
New adventures spark teamwork, bonding and fresh perspective.
Get away from the everyday. Make alone time a priority.
Finding couples with similar goals for their marriage will always encourage positive behaviors.
Perfect Fall Outdoor date: Vineyards
Vineyards are a great date idea for beautifully crisp Fall days. There are so many throughout Georgia and most offer:
Full tasting experience including food
beautiful photo ops
multiple wine selections and education
Impress your love and add a vineyard visit on your date list! Want to try more than one in a day? Set up a tour for a jam-packed, fun experience! I call it wine hopping, lol!
Atlanta And Surrounding: Pumpkin Patches!
Buford Corn Maze
Sleepy Hollow Farms
Berry Patch Farms
Pettit Creek Farms
Pumpkin Patches are an amazing place to have fun as a family and create beautiful photos! There are often hay rides, cider and food sales, as well as games for the whole family.
Success in chunks!
I have found setting short term progress goals in line with school break is amazing beneficial!
Reminding the kids of an upcoming ready while counting down have changed their outlook on the school year.
I start with the prompt: " You only have to give 100% until ___ and it works like magic! They give it their best and then some. Striving to get to the ultimate finish line (end of school year) can see like a never-ending story but "pushing until the next break" feels attainable. Try this hack and watch them work!
Family Fun themes sure to please!
I love it here...
Pajama and Pancake breakfasts
Movie nights with themed tables
Cook off and creative challenges
Pumpkin decorating and baking
Pajama Jams (dance parties)
Goal and vision boards
Game night complete with prizes!