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Rekindling Romance During Family Vacation Play episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes Download a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Is it possible to have a romantic vacation while also making the most of family time?

Perhaps you and your spouse are wanting to take a family vacation. But maybe you’re fearing that your kids with be antsy and bored, and that you and your partner won’t have any time for romance and fun. So what do you do with this dilemma?

Sometimes couples find themselves having completely kid-focused vacations in order to meet the “family togetherness” needs, but they don’t get a chance to pay attention to the marriage during the time off from work and away from home. Or maybe a couple might plan a romantic getaway without the kids because they find it difficult to work on romance with the children around. Either way, someone (…like your child) or something (…like the romance in your marriage) ends up left out of the mix.

According to today’s guest, Erica Blystone– a licensed clinical social worker with Lepage Associates– there are ways to have your cake and eat it too. You, in fact, can go on a family vacation and work on rekindling the romance in your marriage at the same time, and Erica is here to discuss how and give our listeners some pointers.

To find out more about Erica and her practice, visit their website or call (919) 572-0000 to schedule an appointment.

Hallmark Who? Making Your Valentine's Day Unique Play episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes Download a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Trying to avoid the same old Valentine’s Day of flowers, cards, and chocolate? Look no further! Here we’ll share some fun and unique ideas.

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people begin to feel pressure to make the day special for their significant other. With life being so busy, however, a lot of couples end up defaulting to something nice, yes, but predictable- a nice romantic card, dinner out, maybe some flowers and of course, chocolate.

And while a night out like that is perfectly acceptable, it tends to be a bit been there, done that. The news is you can have a really fun and fulfilling Valentine’s Day that is unique and fresh without breaking the bank or going crazy trying to plan something. If you’re feeling frustrated or anxious about creating the perfect Valentine’s Day, take some time to join us today and check out some of our great ideas for your date night.

Dr. Tina Lepage from Lepage Associates is our guest, and she’s sharing some new, exciting ideas for making the day enjoyable and stress-free.

Local Events:

February 14, 4-8pm – Capital Area Transit invites you to join the “Love Bus” event to celebrate the R-Line’s 2nd anniversary. Take your date around downtown on the R-Line to receive free gifts like candy and flowers and coupons to local restaurants. Riders will also enjoy the tunes of local singing groups serenading them along the way. All attendees will be entered to win gift cards from local businesses that will be raffled off throughout the night.

February 11, 12, 13&14The Varsity Theatre will again be hosting a special showing of ‘Gone with the Wind.” Tickets- $20

February 2-20 – The 11th annual NC Comedy Arts Festival

January 29- March 6PlayMakers brings Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America,’ a two-part performance

February 12, 18&19 (8pm) and February 13&20 (4pm)Cary Players presents ‘Love Bits & Bites: The Sixth Sense.’ Bring your sweetheart or best friend to the Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Cary, NC for a hefty serving of entertainment and sweet treats at intermission. Tickets- $17

To find out more about Tina and her practice, Lepage Associates, visit their website or call (919) 572-0000 to make an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 Places to Fight Before You Die: Vacation for Couples Play episode Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via iTunes Download a transcript Sponsored by Rosen Law Firm

Planning a romantic vacation for couples does not have to be a battle royale.

If you’re like most couples, there just isn’t enough time in the day to do everything that needs to get done. Between work and kids, you’re lucky to squeeze in time to brush your teeth – let alone take a vacation together. You have to balance your professional and home life without dropping the ball on anything important.  Learning to manage the day-to-day can be a huge challenge for most people, making vacation seem impossible.

Our guests today are the brains behind a leading couple’s travel blog, 1000 Places to Fight before You Die. Mike Willits and his wife Luci encourage busy couples to get out and see the world together. It’s time to leave the kids behind and let the relatives do all the heavy lifting. Reconnect and strengthen your relationship by planning and making an annual escape. Whether this means an exotic trip to the other side of the planet, or discovering a neighboring state, the limitless possibilities mean great things for your marriage.  From taking those bucket list dreams and turning them into a reality, Mike & Luci Willits break down the fine art of vacation for couples.

To find out more about Mike & Luci Willits, as well as the 1000 Places to Fight Before You Die, visit their blog.