My marriage has been through every up and down imaginable. Over the last 13 years my partner and I have overcome so much, including the struggles of maintaining a solid relationship while raising two beautiful children. I'm not always sure how "successful" our partnership is, but when I look at the babies we created together I can't help but reflect on how we've made and sustained our family. Of all the parenting decisions that say good things about your marriage, I think my partner and I have managed to incorporate as many of them as possible into the choices we make on a daily basis. I mean, we're still going strong and our kids are amazing. We must be doing something right, right?
Motherhood wasn't something I just knew how to do, and it's taken years to feel the slightest bit of confidence in what I'm doing when it comes to my children. At the end of the day, though, when my husband and I have tucked the kids in and we settle on the couch to think over the day's events, I'm grateful. I'm also pretty proud.
Our children are still fairly young, and there's definitely time for things to go south I'm sure, but, for now, the decisions we've made in our family's best interest seem to benefit us as much as they benefit our children. Even during financial struggles, long-distance moves, heartbreaking pregnancy losses, and all the in-betweens, my partner and I are still here. We're still happy, together, and hopeful for whatever each day brings. On that note, here's just some parenting decisions that say good things about your marriage: