Our Story: Deciding to Not Have Children and Live the Otherhood
Arriving to a decision to not have children was not an easy one, and I wouldn't say it was a natural decision when society often tells us we should and most people desire to have children so there's often a bit of confusion on why someone wouldn't. This is our story of deciding to live the otherhood.
Creating Bonds: Being Friendly with Neighbors
Sometimes Benjamin will ask, "So if we won the lottery, what neighborhood would you want to move to?" And we wonder if we would move at all or just stay put and go on trips and order Postmates food delivery for every meal for the rest of our lives.
Creating Bonds: Creating a Group of Friends
Continuing my Creating Bonds series (making new friends as an adult + being auntie to your best friends kids) I wanted to touch upon how to create a group of friends. I've had questions from - where to begin, how do you find girls who get along, and how do you keep traditions and most importantly, what are the key tips to having longevity in a group. There's nothing like taking some of your favorite people and being able to hang out together all at once.
Creating Bonds: Children and Aunties + Friends That are Like Family
To continue my Creating Bonds post series, I wanted to talk about a very special relationship - the Auntie relationship! If you have kids, I'm discussing the relationship your littles have with your best friends - a bond that is just like family, like a real aunt.
Creating Bonds: How to Make New Friends as an Adult
I used to say I didn't have time for new friends, as if I were too busy and thought I couldn't benefit from new relationships. The reality was, I didn't have making friends a priority and I soon realized how I was missing out on great friendships as old ones moved away or shifted as life changes. No matter where you are in life, it's important to make new friends.