Thursday, December 1, 2016

Prioritizing Your Marriage During Parenthood feat. Pink Blush Maternity/Womens



Everyone has a Little Black Dress (LBD) and maybe even a Little White Dress (LWD), but why not a Little Red Dress? Red dresses are holiday party staples and always a gorgeous choice for date night. The bell sleeves on this crimson number are so on trend and the chiffon is just the right amount of dressy without being too over-the-top. I love that I can pair it with a nude heel and statement necklace or even a fur vest and classic pair of pumps. It's super flowy and comfy and I think it looks precious with my family's holiday looks.


Can you believe this dress is from the same trendy online boutique as the one I'm wearing above?! Any brand that can make clothes that cute on a pregnant belly and a (not quite) flat one is a winner in my book! Pink Blush has the cutest clothes from casual to dressy and everything in between for maternity, regular and even plus size wear. I'm so proud to be wearing a brand that provides beautiful, quality clothing for all body types and it's extra special to be able to transition from my growing baby bump into daily life with two littles.


Most of you probably know a little about my husband, Preston. He's my heart and soul and I wanted to share a little about how we keep our marriage our top priority even while we're in the thick of the parenting phase of our lives.


Prioritize Things // God First. Spouse Second. Kids Third. Of course, don't forget to take care of yourself in there somewhere, too! You can't pour from an empty cup. You also can't be the wife and mother you're supposed to be if you're constantly out of balance. I highly encourage you to read up on the Proverbs 31 woman and the qualities she possesses. Submitting to your husband is one of the most important (and controversial, I know) things you can do for your family.


Pick Your Battles // Not everything needs to lead to a fight. Yes, Preston and I argue and fight over things. Of course we do. But I'm happy to say that we are rarely at odds and, when we are, it's very very rarely anything serious. I know the saying "Don't go to bed angry" is a total cliche, but it's so true! If you're fighting with your spouse, step back, recollect, and get over your initial anger. Then approach each other to talk about what's going on and work things out. I would rather be up til the early hours of the morning talking things through than spending the whole next day angry and stewing.


Learn to Laugh // Laughter truly is the best medicine. I'm a fairly sensitive person whose feelings are easily hurt and self conscious is easily swayed. I am proud to have a husband who isn't afraid to laugh at himself and it's something that he's taught me how to do along the way. Isn't it funny the things we pick up from our spouse over time? Don't take life too seriously, y'all.


Make Time // This is one of our number one struggles. We don't have a lot of options for daycare and with Preston working and going to school, we just don't have a lot of time to actually go out on dates. One of my goals for 2017 is to make date nights a monthly occurrence, even if it means Netflix and popcorn at home. We may not always have time, but we always have each other. Maybe I should write a post on cheap and free date night ideas?

Pray // This is one thing we are still working on when it comes to praying together and as a family, but I think it is so important to be praying daily for your spouse. There will be many times when you will want to change your husband or wish he would provide something you feel you're lacking. Remember your husband is only human and no amount of communication can give him the ability to provide you everything you need. Fill your heart with God's love first and your husband will (almost) never fail you. When you are living contentedly in the love of Christ, you will find all of your needs met by Him.


Dress Modestly // Yes your hubby loves to see you showing a little skin. I'm all for flirting in marriage! But something I choose to do daily is dress modestly, because I know how I would feel if I saw a woman ogling my hubby on the street. This dress from Pink Blush is perfect for me because it's not too short or low cut but still makes me feel beautiful and feminine. Dressing modestly isn't about shaming women or female bodies. It doesn't have to mean only wearing skirts down to your ankles (unless you want it to!). It's about respecting your body because it is God's and your husband's and respecting your husband because you love him and value your marriage.

Outfit Details
Dress // Pink Blush c/o
Necklace // Charming Charlie, similar


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So mamas, are you loving your marriage or just living it? What's something you're striving for in your homelife these days?


10 comments:

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    1. Thank ya! I'm definitely in the Christmas spirit ;)

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  2. Great outfit. My husband and I are definitely working on finding more time for each other!

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    1. It's hard to find that balance, for sure!

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  3. Cute outfit! I love pink blush! I've gotten so many tops there!

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    1. They're the best and such a versatile brand!

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