Marriage

03.01.22

9 Things to Do Before Getting Engaged

I can’t remember exactly when we talked about getting engaged but it came …

I can’t remember exactly when we talked about getting engaged but it came up at within the first year of our relationship and more seriously around our one year anniversary. We knew where things were headed before deciding to move in together and that we would get engaged early this …

Marriage

10.09.18

What I Learned During Our First Year of Marriage

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was one of the best days (actually, …

It’s our 1 year anniversary. 10.9.17 was one of the best days (actually, one of the best weekends) of my life. Then I blinked and a year passed, and here we are in our house with a 3 month old baby. Today, I want to talk about what I learned …

Finance

03.20.18

How We Manage Finances Now That We’re Married

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I …

Conor and I moved in together in October 2016 and last spring, I talked about how we managed our finances those first few months. We’re hardly experts  but we got through splitting expenses while living together for a year. And then our wedding ($$$), and most recently, talking about plans …

Marriage

03.19.18

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During My First Pregnancy

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 …

Now that I’m 24 weeks into my pregnancy and finally past the 18 weeks of the most brutal exhaustion I’ve ever felt, I thought it would be a good time to recap a few lessons I’ve learned the past 5+ months. I never want it to seem like I am …

Marriage

02.05.18

Are You Changing Your Last Name?

Before I got engaged, changing my last name wasn’t something I thought a …

Before I got engaged, changing my last name wasn’t something I thought a lot about. I just assumed I’d take Conor’s last name and even ordered a makeup bag, pajamas, and a tote bag monogrammed with DMS. The whole monogram thing was fun while we were engaged. I keep getting asked …

Marriage

10.16.17

Why I’m Glad We Didn’t Elope

Every time someone told me the wedding planning process would be worth it, …

Every time someone told me the wedding planning process would be worth it, I’d shrug it off. Our wedding day would be the best day of my life. And I was sure it would be great, but it’s just a day. They were all at least a little right. Our …

Marriage

06.08.17

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Get Married in My 20s

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do …

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, who I was, or what I deserved, I put marriage and babies on a pedestal–and that pedestal had a timeline. These events would determine my self-worth and happiness. Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Get Married …

Marriage

05.16.17

Should I Change My Last Name?

I always thought I’d want to change my last name when I got married. At …

I always thought I’d want to change my last name when I got married. At first I was excited, so much that I ordered a monogrammed makeup bag and pajamas with DMS, keeping Moss as a middle name. Then I got engaged and was faced with the reality of changing my identity.  Should …