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Welcome to the Building Couple Time Blog!

Sep 12, 2021

Welcome to Building Couple Time With Your Family in Mind! 

This is an online, educational series of tips and strategies for couples and individuals who are just starting their families, or have young kids, and want to keep their marriage/relationship alive.   

Founder, Lori J....

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Couple Communication Tips for Back to School

Sep 12, 2021

As I was heading to work one day, a few weeks ago, I  was struck by all the cars on the road.  I said to myself, “What the heck” and began to feel frustrated.  Then it dawned on me, “Kids are going back to school!”  My frustration with all the traffic...

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Feeling Resentful and Tired? What Can Be Done . . .

May 09, 2021

A Mother's Day Tip:

How helping your partner to recharge can help keep your love alive in your couple relationship.


Individuals and couples with young children may feel frustrated and overwhelmed with so much of their energy going into taking care of their children, whether that be at home or...

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What New Moms Are Really Feeling...

Apr 06, 2021

“I feel more stress and anxiety with having young kids and I worry about losing the connection with my husband.” 

“I don’t want to be a startup widow.” 

“I am more frustrated with not getting enough space for me.” 

“I want to make...

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"How to Find Happiness in a F'd Up World"

Jan 25, 2021

His title really spoke to me as I was listening to Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.’s talk about finding ways to feel better during difficult times. 

Since I am obsessed with helping moms and couples with young kiddos in keeping their love and happiness alive, while busily raising their...

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The Backup Plan: Mothers

Dec 08, 2020

Although more dads have been much more involved with childcare than generations past, when the pandemic hit it was moms who took on the additional child care duties, teaching, and even quit their jobs.

Moms, with young and school-age children please take care of yourselves as you continue to make...

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Thanksgiving and Pandemic Tips for Simple Living

Nov 25, 2020

What a Pandemic Can Teach You About Simple Living 

With the Thanksgiving holiday here, many couples with young children are struggling to celebrate without their extended families.  COVID-19 has disrupted your daily routines and your upcoming holidays, but it has also had a few positive...

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Get Off the Hamster Wheel of Perfection 

Oct 18, 2020

Your worth is not determined by your achievements or accomplishments.  You are lovable and acceptable just the way you are now.  

Here are some tips to help you get off the hamster wheel of perfection:

Tip #1  Self-Talk: Change perfectionistic thinking to positive and...

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Mom Calm Ideas

Oct 01, 2020

Mom Calm Ideas:

I recently met with a group of moms with young children as a way to understand their struggles during Covid, and help them carve out some me-time, even though it seems there’s never enough time for mom. 

One mom said, “I can tell that my family feels calmer and...

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Stress-Reducing Tips for You 😘❤️

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mamas with young kiddos! 

What a great day to relax and be pampered by your partner and your family.  Remember, your happiness trickles down to their happiness.

While many of you and your families are being impacted by Covid-19, you are probably...

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