Self-Care or Community Care?

What is Community Care? Self-care is a readily understood concept, but community care could be more important. Community care is the support you receive from friends, family, and neighbors. This could be as simple as an encouraging text message from a friend or an...

Homemaking During Tough Times: Tips for Greater Grace

Homemaking during difficult or stressful times is tough. Keeping a home running smoothly involves prioritizing, slowing down, asking for help, and a whole lot of grace. Prioritize Homemaking Tasks Prioritize your time and energy. First of all, take care of yourself....

How To Support a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, there are weeks of emotional and hormonal backlash in the postpartum period. Community care is vital during this period: call or text, send a gift, lead a meal train, offer to babysit, and refrain from asking why it happened. When you have a baby,...

Ms. Monopoly: The “Feminist” Board Game

Hasbro has announced Ms. Monopoly, a "feminist" version of the classic board game that gives female players extra money and bonuses. According to its tagline, Ms. Monopoly is "the first game where women make more than men." Instead of all players receiving $200 when...

Nagging is Abuse: How to Banish This in Your Relationship

What is Nagging? Nagging is persistent harassment. It’s asking someone to do something repeatedly, in a hostile manner. In some ways, when a person is nagging they are a broken record, with a constant refrain. For example, a wife could just continuously ask her...

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Homemaking During Tough Times: Tips for Greater Grace

During difficult or stressful times, it is so much harder to keep a house running smoothly; it involves prioritizing, slowing down, asking for help, and a whole lot of grace.

How To Support a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, there are weeks of emotional and hormonal backlash in the postpartum period. Community care is vital during this period: call or text, send a gift, lead a meal train, offer to babysit, and refrain from asking why it happened.

Nagging is Abuse: How to Banish This in Your Relationship

What is Nagging? Nagging is persistent harassment. It’s asking someone to do...
How To Support a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

How To Support a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, there are weeks of emotional and hormonal backlash in the postpartum period. Community care is vital during this period: call or text, send a gift, lead a meal train, offer to babysit, and refrain from asking why it happened.

Nagging is Abuse: How to Banish This in Your Relationship

Nagging is Abuse: How to Banish This in Your Relationship

What is Nagging? Nagging is persistent harassment. It’s asking someone to do something repeatedly, in a hostile manner. In some ways, when a person is nagging they are a broken record, with a constant refrain. For example, a wife could just continuously ask her husband, “Will you take the garbage out?” However, the metaphor doesn’t quite fit because of the increasing hostility involved with...

Masculine Gift Guide: What To Give Your Husband

Masculine Gift Guide: What To Give Your Husband

Buying gifts for men is notoriously difficult. Younger men will usually appreciate some expensive gadget or video game, while older men might be annoyed that they have another object cluttering up their space. When Christmas or my birthday is coming up, I will procrastinate setting up a wishlist. I feel lukewarm about it. My wife, on the other hand, has a list she seemingly maintains year-round...

Why Girls Should Be Taught Home Economics

Why Girls Should Be Taught Home Economics

Young women should be taught home economics. People say it’s sexist to single girls out, but lack of home education, around cooking, cleaning, childcare, fertility, the differences between men and women, and running a home, is major women’s issue right now. Women are the ones spending household money, women are more likely to be home with kids for some part of their lives, and women care more...

How To Make the Most of Your Cycle: Week by Week Guide

How To Make the Most of Your Cycle: Week by Week Guide

Years ago I learned something about female hormones and our monthly cycle that totally improved my life! When I learned about my monthly hormonal changes and how they translated into my feelings, it was a revelation. When we’re aware of why we feel the way we do and that it is temporary, we can better cope with those feelings and curb any negative and impulsive tendencies. Since our feelings...

Why You Should Ditch Body Positivity

Why You Should Ditch Body Positivity

For many years, feminists have worked to make what they call 'fat-shaming’ a thing of the past, and substitute it with body-positivity. What they usually mean when they say you should be body-positive is that you should love every bit of your body as is. With the hip dips, the cellulite, the scars, the imperfections – even if you’re 40 pounds overweight. That you should stop trying to change it,...

4 Things No One Told You About Life and Love

4 Things No One Told You About Life and Love

Let me guess. You've been groomed by the culture, and likely by your parents, to believe the most important thing in life is your career. But what if that isn't true? For one thing, most people have jobs, not careers. Jobs are much easier than careers to maintain since they require less time and energy. In fact, most women who pursue careers usually end up cutting back on their hours or even...

Etiquette in Marriage: Common Courtesy for Wives

Etiquette in Marriage: Common Courtesy for Wives

Does etiquette in marriage matter? Some might argue that you shouldn’t have to worry about etiquette with the person you are closest to, but I believe it is more important because of the emotional and physical proximity. Your spouse is the most important person in the world to you. Because of this, I believe my husband deserves the best possible behavior from me. But very often, people reserve...

How Mainstream Views on Love Could Destroy Your Relationship

How Mainstream Views on Love Could Destroy Your Relationship

So much of our success in love is psychological, or tied to the way we think. Is it possible you struggle in love because you're harboring negative or erroneous beliefs about men and marriage? We all move through the world with scripts we've learned from our parents and the culture. For instance, if you're a product of divorce it's possible you don't trust love. Or perhaps your mother taught you...