The Modern Mrs.

I am Jaclyn - living the life of a modern wife, mother of 3 and professional. I love to blog about life, marriage, motherhood, and interior design. My husband and I have been married for 7 years that have flown by! Seven years, three kids, and three homes later we are just as happy, crazy, and blessed as ever.

Thursday
Nov172011

Dinner for Two : Meatballs

I've been meaning to post about meals I cook for dinner and I have just never gotten to it. 

BUT

A few weeks ago as I was preparing dinner I remembered to take picture. Bear with me I am not a food photographer at all.

I made beef meatballs! Usually I make them with turkey but today I just wanted beef.

It was a pretty simple dinner that tasted good too!

Wednesday
Nov022011

A Month of Gratitude

I'll be the first to admit that I don't show gratitude as much as I should. I think we should be thankful everyday for everything, but it's easier said than done. Though I may not verbalize it, I am truly grateful and humbled everyday by my blessings. With that said, I've decided to participate in the Month of Gratitude, which basically means every day on Twitter or Facebook or both, you express what you're thankful for everyday for 30 days. Follow me @ModernMrsdotcom to see what I'm thankful for everyday.

Monday
Oct312011

If Only I could Muster Up An Ounce of Surprise...

So a few months ago I wrote a post about the likelihood that Kim and Kris would remain married for an extended amount of time. Shortly after I took the post down because I didn't want to send negativity out into the world and I thought it was important to be positive.

Today I'm saying FORGET THAT! 

It's only been 72 days y'all!

The fairytale special just finished airing! 

Me? Surprised? Not a chance!

To be candid, I seriously doubt any one is. As I stated in previous posts, I used to love KUWTK, I thought it was an entertaining show, however now I am just so over it, over them! It's out of control and too much of them every where. I certainly did not watch the "fairytale"because I called it what it was from the start... a sham! 

Please do not get me wrong, I truly believe divorce is awful and tragic. I'm not making light of the devastation people often feel when their marriage fails. It's heartbreaking. BUT, can anyone truly say they believed that THIS marriage would last? Maybe. I don't know. 

It upsets me though, because it's almost as if she has been elevated to the level of an icon, for what I am not sure, and is laughing all the way to the bank solely based off of poor decisions. Young women look up to her and I just hate that this is what people think is "winning". For some one who is dedicated to the sanctity of marriage, it particularly disturbs me when people enter marriage for all the wrong reasons. These two did not have what it took to be boyfriend and girlfriend let alone husband and wife.

Make wise decisions. Marriage is not a game. Marriage is not a fairytale. It's hard work. It's a real commitment to a real person before God. It's something to play around with. She so desperately wanted this wedding and it was ostentatious and as over the top as you could get, but who will remember that? All people will remember is how much of a hoopla it was and how short it lasted. I really hope this causes her to spend sometime with herself and figure out what is going on on the inside.

That's my soap box for the day! 

Monday
Oct312011

Getting Back at It

Hello my dear friends! I am so sorry for slacking on the posts. There is nothing that bothers me more than going to a blog expecting something new and not seeing updates for days (in my case weeks!). So I apologize and I thank you for continuing to read and check in with me.

The past couple of weeks have been hectic to say the least. Truth be told, I've just been tired. Exhausted.

That's no excuse. I'm back. I hope to update posts I've been working on and let you all know what's been going on! Thanks again for hanging in there with me.

Monday
Oct242011

Relationship in Review

When we were dating, my husband then boyfriend, had a wonderful habit of doing a year in review after each of our anniversaries. It was interesting because he would ask things like

“What we best part?”

 “Worst part?”

“Something you’d change?”

 “Moving forward what can we change?”

It was so interesting to me. I never knew some one could care so much. He really is good at communicating. By him doing that I knew he was committed to our relationship and making it the best it could be. I knew he really cared about my feelings.

Thinking back on that I thought, “This is great advice!”

I think it is very helpful to be introspective and do reviews or evaluations on your relationship ever so often.  It’s a great way to address issues and show that you are both committed to the relationship. In a way it helps to reconnect you to the relationship because you can renew and reinvest.