How “me time” can improve your “we time”

One thing Morgan and I love about the Aunt-bassadors, our advisory board of 50 fierce, fearless women, is the wide range of perspectives they bring to any topic we throw at them. I mean, that’s why we chose these ladies in the first place. Their ages range from 20-60 but the majority of them are Millennials. They live pretty much … Read More

5 things to do before you meet the love of your life

If you met the love of your life today, would you be ready? Trick question. I don’t believe we only get one true love. I think if you have love in your life, that’s the love of your life in that moment, kind of like having a body in a bikini means you have a bikini body. You’d think I’d … Read More

Valentine Solo Acts

Whether you’re consciously coupled or steadfastly single, Valentine’s Day (or Anna Howard Shaw Day, if you prefer) is a great time to show yourself some love. Here are some great suggestions from the Aunt-bassadors on easy ways to celebrate your S.S. (Significant Self).  Whether you get a massage like Melissa, turn your room into a special space like Meghan or do … Read More

Choosing children (or not) – real women weigh in

Monday, Danielle shared why she gave her daughter up for adoption. Wednesday, I shared why I’m childless by choice. For today’s post, we asked real women, from their early 20’s to their early 50’s,  why they decided to have children. Or not to have them. Or, if they’re still deciding, what’s influencing their decision. To breed or not to breed, that is the question. … Read More

Childless by Choice – Why I decided not to have kids

“If you ever want anything in this life, don’t have kids.” My parents frequently offered up that little self-esteem-building piece of advice to me and my sister, probably as an inside joke between the two of them. An inside joke edged with truth. I used to love reminding them of it whenever they asked about grandbabies. “We never said that,” … Read More

Choosing adoption – Danielle’s story

At 26, Danielle reflects on a choice she made at 15 – to put her baby up for adoption. One of the scariest times in her life turned out to be one of the most fulfilling. This is her story in her own words.  I found out I was pregnant when I started to feel ill. Not typical morning sickness, … Read More

Love Lessons from My Exes

As part of our new mini series, Love Lesson from My Exes, we’re sharing what women of all ages have learned about love (and themselves) on the dating scene. Here are Susan’s love lessons so far. 1. Holding a grudge against an ex will only be harmful to you, not to your ex. 2. Good sex is not a good enough reason to stay … Read More

Love Lessons from My Exes

As part of our new mini series, Love Lesson from My Exes, we’re sharing what women of all ages have learned about love (and themselves) on the dating scene. Here are Luann’s love lessons so far. One lesson that it’s taken me a lifetime to learn (I’m 52 years young) is that a relationship can only be a REAL thing if you are willing … Read More

Emotional Abuse – The Scars You Can’t See

“Hey.” That’s all the text said but I deleted it immediately. It was from a guy friend of mine and I was afraid what my boyfriend at the time would say if he saw it. Something inside me clicked when I deleted that text. I thought to myself “Why the hell should I be afraid?” Almost in daze, I began … Read More

Love Lessons from My Exes

As part of our new mini series, Love Lesson from My Exes, we’re sharing what women of all ages have learned about love (and themselves) on the dating scene. MJ’s a personal trainer, Taekwondo Black Belt and all-around cool girl. Here are her love lessons so far. Long distance is not for me. The world will want you to abandon your own hopes and … Read More