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 …

Relationships

05.26.21

Your Wedding Questions Answered

I never dreamed of being a bride or thought about the kind of …

I never dreamed of being a bride or thought about the kind of wedding I wanted to have. In fact, given my difficult family dynamics, I always thought I’d elope. Being the center of attention is one of my least-favorite things. When I was getting ready for our ceremony, I …

Relationships

05.12.21

I Met My Husband On Tinder

It’s been exactly 6 years since my last Tinder date with my now …

It’s been exactly 6 years since my last Tinder date with my now husband. I actually had the most success with Tinder but dabbled with Match, Hinge, and there was a weekend on Bumble (it was just becoming a thing). It’s been a while so there are some questions I …

Relationships

01.30.20

Finding The Strength to End a Bad Relationship

It took almost ten years, but the fog finally lifted and I found …

It took almost ten years, but the fog finally lifted and I found myself on the other side of my nearly decade-long relationship. For the first time in what felt like forever, I was happy and alone, the label I feared more than anything. Over the next few years, there …

Relationships

02.18.19

What You Need to Know About Dating in Your 20s

Dating in a time when choosing the right person involves swiping through images …

Dating in a time when choosing the right person involves swiping through images of potential dates and communicating via text (what does the message “hey” really mean after not hearing anything for 3 days?) can be brutal. I may be a married 30-something, but I spent the ages of 28-32 …

Relationships

01.20.19

How to Make Friends as an Adult

Making friends when you were young was so easy. You bonded over the …

Making friends when you were young was so easy. You bonded over the love of a toy or show and 0 minutes later, you had a new best friend. Then you entered the real world between balancing figuring out how to adult and wanting to rest after work because you’re …

Relationships

01.03.19

Find a Friend in Your City

In August 2010, I moved from my hometown of Los Angeles to Chicago.

In August 2010, I moved from my hometown of Los Angeles to Chicago. I didn’t have so much as one friend or family member in the city, but made the most incredible group of friends. My blog was one of the best resources I had for meeting new people, and …

Relationships

04.13.18

Dating Apps: My Experience with Tinder and Online Dating

For those of you who don’t know my story, my husband and I …

For those of you who don’t know my story, my husband and I met on Tinder almost 3 years ago. If you’re not familiar with Tinder, it’s a dating app that connects you with endless profiles of possible matches and sometimes gives you hope but also slowly chips away at …

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 …

Relationships

04.21.17

Our Portugal Engagement Photos

Even though I had a feeling Conor was going to propose the day …

Even though I had a feeling Conor was going to propose the day before we left, I couldn’t have been more surprised by our engagement. We had looked at rings late last year so I knew it was coming. But I accidentally found the ring it in our closet a few …

Relationships

04.04.17

Should You Go Ring Shopping Together?

I knew it was coming, but when Conor asked what I wanted my …

I knew it was coming, but when Conor asked what I wanted my ring to look like, it didn’t really feel real. And my answer of “round or cushion with a plain or diamond band–just surprise me and I’ll say yes!” didn’t do it for him. So…should you go ring …

Finance

03.13.17

Managing Finances Now That We Live Together

When I moved in with Conor last October, it was my first time living …

When I moved in with Conor last October, it was my first time living with a significant other. Now that we’ve been under the same roof and sharing a car for almost 6 months–and since a few of you have asked how we manage our finances living together–I wanted to talk …

Relationships

03.01.17

Lessons Learned in Online Dating

I finally came clean and told you guys how Conor and I met. And …

I finally came clean and told you guys how Conor and I met. And we can’t forget about the time I dated that guy with wife, baby, and girlfriend. Now that I’ve shared the fact that I’ve dated online, I thought I’d talk more about my experience in online dating. Lessons Learned in Online …

Relationships

10.04.16

The Time I was Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman

Did you see The Other Woman? It’s about a girl who is dating …

Did you see The Other Woman? It’s about a girl who is dating a man who she finds out has a wife and girlfriend on the side. It’s a comedy. And then it happened to me. I met a guy. We’ll call him *Bark. I feel the need to mention …

Relationships

09.28.16

Staying in Touch When You’re Not in the Same City

In a world of texting, social media, and FaceTime, it’s easier than ever …

In a world of texting, social media, and FaceTime, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch. But in this age of busy, it’s often the case that our day-to-day activities keep us from staying connected. This is something I haven’t always been good at, but as someone who moved …

Relationships

09.20.16

Lessons Learned Dating in My 30s

Most of my 20s were spent in a serious relationship. Right before I …

Most of my 20s were spent in a serious relationship. Right before I turned 30, I found myself single for the first time in my adult life. I was very (very) late to the dating party, and it wasn’t what it used to be. It was now an age of …

Relationships

08.24.16

Knowing When It’s Time to Break Up

There were years between the time I knew it wasn’t right and when …

There were years between the time I knew it wasn’t right and when I finally walked away. And I learned a lot from the experience. Today, I’m going to talk about knowing when it was time to call it quits and when I finally had the strength to move on.