If Only He Knew: What No Woman Can Resist by Gary and Norma Smalley

Gary Smalley helps men understand their wives and meet their needs in order to establish a loving, thriving relationship that will last a lifetime.

The Husband Project – 21 Days to Loving Your Husband with a Purpose and a Plan by Kathi Lipp

I love this book! The author focuses on the fact that regardless of the state of our marriage, all we really have control of are our own actions. She has put together a 21 day sample plan that is easy to customize.

What Could He Be Thinking? How a Man’s Mind Really Works by Michael Gurian

A fascinating look by a brain scientist at how the physical differences in men’s brains explain many of the differences in the way they behave.

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger

As usual, Dr. Laura goes after her topic in a direct manner, urging women to overcome their blind spots about how they relate to the men in their lives. Excellent book.

No More Headaches: Enjoying Sex and Intimacy in Marriage by Dr. Julianna Slattery

As a researcher, I have a dilemma. I can investigate and explain the starting points that women need to know about their husbands (for example, how much sexual affirmation transforms a man and his marriage), but then I must find others to help each woman go further. Yet it is hard to find good and trustworthy resources. This book hits the mark in a big way; I highly recommend it to anyone who needs real-world yet compassionate answers on how to handle the confusion, hurt, disappointments and just old-fashioned differences about this sensitive subject that affects every single marriage.

Don’t Judge Me When I’m a Little Excited, School Starts Again!

As a contributing regular blogger to, I open up about the struggle in my own life to find balance between family and work. I always have a wistful feeling when the end of summer approaches, and I know the family will be transitioning back into the school year, after several idyllic months of sun, sitting by the pool and…read more →

One Mom Kisses Superwoman Myth Goodbye…

Ah, summer. It’s that time of the year again when the days are long and beautiful, families finally get to take their long-awaited vacations, and moms are running ragged trying to keep up with work and the play demands of the kids. I’m sure every such mom can relate to the hysterical email I got today from my fabulous assistant,…read more →

Giving Up Superwoman

Several years ago, on our family’s first trip to Disney World, Jeff and I watched our 3-year-old boy break free from us and race headlong to a Buzz Lightyear character who was signing autograph books.  He gave Buzz a huge hug with delight in his eyes …and we had tears in ours as we watched our child’s innocent adoration of his…read more →