Maintaining Adult Friendships

Remember when you were a kid or even a teenager and your friends were the people you lived near or went to school with? You were pretty much guaranteed to see each other everyday either in class or lunch or on the bus.

Fast forward ten plus years (depending on how long it’s been since you got out of high school) and if you happen to still be friends with any of those people, you see them maybe a handful of times a year – birthdays, holidays, maybe the odd night out for drinks. And it seems to only get more complicated when you add spouses and kids in the mix.

Adult friendships can be hard to maintain. Between crazy work schedules, family functions, and any other extracurricular activities going on, finding time to get together can seem almost impossible. But it’s not. And it doesn’t even have to be difficult. Continue reading “Maintaining Adult Friendships”

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May Favorites

My favorites list for May is relatively short, but there are some things I feel strongly about. I didn’t include some items I tried over the past week or so because I want to give myself a chance to really try them out before I decide whether or not they’re a true favorite (because you know I like to do a yearly favorites roundup in December/January). That means everything on this list has been something I’ve enjoyed over the past month.

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Stop Asking Women When They’re Having Kids

With this month having been Mother’s Day, I thought it was an appropriate time to bring this subject up again. I understand the inherent curiosity regarding children and when or if someone plans to have them, but unless someone brings up the subject, it’s never okay to ask when they’re having kids.

In fact, let me just say it loud and clear for everyone right now: stop asking couples – and women in particular – when or if they’re having kids. Just completely stop.

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Wonder Woman of the Month: Kristin Mathes M.A., MT-BC

This month I had the privilege of interviewing my best friend, Kristin. She’s someone I’ve admired for a long time (we met my junior year of high school and instantly clicked). I’m so glad she agreed to do this post, because, as you’ll read, she’s one busy woman.

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