Date Night Ideas

My Top Long-Term Relationship Date Night Ideas (Tried, Tested, Bree & Joe Approved)

I’ve been in a relationship for some time now and for a stretch, our date night ideas were getting pretty stale. It’s easy to fall into the same routines. The routines can feel good, after all. It’s nice to share traditions with someone and do things together that you both enjoy on a regular basis. At the same time, after a while of doing the same thing week after week, it can be nice to try out some fresh date night ideas to keep things interesting. Yes, you may love getting that same meal at that same restaurant every Thursday night, but once in a while it’s also great to do something else. It gives you both something to experience together and something to talk about that you shared. Right, so enough of the mush. Here are my tried and tested date night ideas that Bree and I both loved, Read More

Mexico Couples Getaway Itinerary

Check Out Our Mexico Couples Getaway Itinerary (and get jealous!)

After the great trip Bree and I had, I thought I’d share an example of a Mexico couples getaway itinerary for a perfect day on vacation. Riviera Nayarit is the perfect part of the country to feel safe, still have your privacy, and get the experience of the real country as opposed to the resort feel that is specially designed for tourists. I’m not saying that there’s anything bad about resorts. I’ve gone to resorts that have been fantastic. But for this Mexico couples getaway itinerary, it’s more for those of us who prefer to rent a luxury villa or stay at a hotel more off the beaten trail. We chose one in a gated community in one of the safest parts of the country. It was right on the ocean and was everything you want from a dream romantic vacation.

First Holiday Dinner

How Not to Ruin Your First Holiday Dinner Hosting

This year is my first holiday dinner. I’ve attended lots of them, and I’ve helped with a few. This year, I’m taking over. I’m leading the show. Bree is there for me, but I’m the one calling the shots this time. It’s something I’ve wanted to take on for the last couple of years, but this Christmas will be the one. I’m not going in unprepared. I’ve thought this one through and have gone through every tip list I could find for throwing your first holiday dinner. Since I don’t want to be alone in getting this one right, I thought I’d share the best ones I found for anyone else who is hosting this year.

Men’s Mental Health

We Need to Talk About Men’s Mental Health and Be More like Ryan Reynolds

Men’s mental health is something we don’t talk about a lot. The thing is, we should. Seriously. The discussion about the importance of recognizing that mental and physical health are equally important is happening. That said, it’s happening most often among women. It’s Not Just a Problem for Women Thing is, though, men’s mental health is just as important as women’s. We’re just not talking about it like they are. I was reading the news a few weeks back and I saw a headline with Ryan Reynolds. Turns out the guy has some serious anxiety issues. Yes, that Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool! Here’s this man pretty much most of us wouldn’t mind being for a day (or a lot of days) and it turns out he’s got an anxiety disorder. Is he weak? Stupid? Less awesome? Nope. In fact, I have to say that I think even more of him now Read More