When I first moved in with my fiance, chores were a pretty fraught topic. Suddenly, an empty can of soda left on the nightstand had me wondering if I’d signed up for a lifetime of empty cans of soda all over the bedroom. And as we tried to do the chores while also making time for our careers, our hobbies, each other, and our friends, neither of us felt like we had time to do more. (And it was clear that both of us felt like we were the one doing more chores.) But after a few meltdowns over dirty dishes in the sink, we’ve finally gotten to a good place. Here are some tips for splitting up the chores and avoiding drama. — From my new post on The Nest today: How to Split the Chores With Your Partner (& Keep the Peace!)
I’m excited to now be working with Sitting in a Tree! Here’s my first post for their blog: 5 Questions You Should Never Ask Your Bridal Party
Photo by: Trent Bailey on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly
I have a new post on Huffington Post! Wedding Cake Options To Suit Every Couple
Writing this made me want to eat All the Things! I’m so excited for our cake tastings next month.
It’s the Friday social (airport edition!)…come hang out!
Like all the best things in the world – eating, laughing, having monstrously good, wallpaper-tearing sex – running is much better if you don’t have to think about the way you look when you’re doing it. — Sarah Ditum in I don’t want to hear how sexy – or not – I look when I’m running, thanks
It’s the age-old debate: are you comfortable sharing your toothbrush with someone you also have sex with? Come share your thoughts on the blog!
Things that might seem outdated for popular feminism may actually be points of pride for women who have historically been denied access to a certain mode of femininity. If you are a member of a group of women that has been constantly caricatured as mammies and welfare queens, sexually pathologized, and whose inequity has been attributed to broken, abnormal, and matriarchal family structures, then bearing the title of Mrs. and taking your husband’s last name can actually be displays of resistance. If you have grown up seeing constant media reports on the fatherlessness of Black children and the unmarriageability of Black women, then having your father walk you down the aisle and flashing your ring can both be points of pride. — Jalondra A. Davis in an absolutely fantastic post on A Practical Wedding