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Since getting married (oh, who am I kidding, since before getting married), people have started asking me how many kids I want. I answer truthfully, somewhere between zero to two — my husband and I do not know if we want to have kids. It’s not as if the decision needs to be made today, but it can be a bit disconcerting to be so ambivalent about something so major, especially when it seems like everyone else has the answer.

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How do you deal with the "so… when are you going to get married" questions?

Lately every time we see family or friends though the conversation always comes around to, "So, when's the wedding?" Our answers never seem to satisfy anyone, and it's a bummer to feel like those closest to us no longer feel like our relationship is "enough," even though we are really happy. Homies, does anyone have a really good script or advice for dealing with family and friends who want to pressure you about your relationship status?

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How to keep your whole family warm when walking in sub-zero temperatures

My family only has one car, which my husband uses to commute an hour to work each day. But that doesn't stop my family from going out and enjoying our neighbourhood. I still drop my son off at preschool a few mornings a week, enjoy library programs, and our awesome local fair-trade coffee shop. If you've got two feet, a heartbeat, and some basic gear, sub-zero temperatures and snow can't get in the way…

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The single mom stigma

I've never — not even once — been late on the rent in all my adult life. I have a stable job at a world-class University. I make a decent income. I'm not rich, but I can pay the bills and live comfortably. So why, then, am I seen as a "liability" to landlords? Oh, right. The single mom stigma.