This week’s edition of the weekly round-up features a few great sites that I just discovered over the past several days, along with some fantastic articles from my regular reading list.  And there is even a bit of harmless self-promotion.  From marriage preparation to the difficulties of parenting, enjoy this week’s Interesting Reads!

  • Things to Consider Before Getting Married. The title from this awesome post from Dumb Little Man says it all.  Based on our experiences as Pre-Cana instructors, I have to give this list high marks!
  • 7 Awesome Ways to Find Your Creative Inspiration.  Wow, the author of this article must be a genius, I mean seriously how great is this post?  OK, so I wrote it.  But I am proud of it, and I totally love the My Super-Charged Life blog, and I am thrilled to have my writing featured there.  Check out this site to get the best from your life.
  • Being a Mommy is Hard.  The Extraordinary Mommy site is authored by a fellow St. Louisan, and it looks like a fantastic multimedia blog.  As a Daddy, I really enjoyed this short, but deeply meaningful, post about the emotions we sometimes face as parents of young children.
  • This week’s photo comes all the way from….my kitchen table!  We had a fantastic time carving pumpkins with our kids this evening, and I wanted to feature their work.  These pumpkins were picked at a local farm last weekend as part of our annual pumpkin picking/fried fish eating trip with close friends.  Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.

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  1. Dustin – These are some great reads! I especially like the one about finding your creative inspiration. 😉 Have a great day!
    .-= Jeff@MySuperChargedLife´s last blog ..Improve Your Marriage: 50 Simple Acts of Love =-.

  2. Hey Dustin! I appreciate the link-up man! You picked some great articles and the picture of the pumpkins you and your kids carved is AWESOME! There is nothing like the memories you get from doing just about anything with your children. The smallest things create some of the biggest memories.
    .-= Brad Chaffee´s last blog ..Self Improvement Exercise – What Does Your Reflection Say About You? =-.

  3. Hey Dustin! I love your article on creativity! My favorite is number one – brilliant! Just wanted to let you know that I printed that article off for my students (I teach ESL to adults) and they really enjoyed it! They loved the ‘dorm night’ one. 🙂 Cheers!

  4. Thanks, Everyone!

    Kathryn, the “buttonholes” idea and the dorm night are my two favorites as well. It sounds like you and your students have great taste 🙂 That is so cool that you shared this with your ESL students! I hope they didn’t learn any bad habits from reading it. 😉

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