Single or Not, You Should Really Start Dating Yourself

By Pinhole Press /
“Love yourself first.”

It’s an eye-roll inducing cliche that Carrie Bradshaw probably expressed some variation of on Sex and The City.  (Edit: We googled it, she did say that). But this overplayed sentiment harbors a whole lot of truth. As Valentine’s Day approaches, challenge yourself to really get out there again by dating yourself. Here’s how:

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A Birthday Milestone Book

By Victoria Mello /

Isn’t it strange how you don’t really feel the passing of time until you have kids? My husband and I have been together for about 12 years and yet, it felt as if time was standing still until we had our minis. Suddenly, each small marker of passing time grew more significant. She’s xx weeks old! Then it’s months and before you know it, you’re waking up on the morning of another birthday asking yourself, where did the time go?

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Perfection v. Presence

By Shannon Gallatin /

I’ve decided that perfection is overrated. It has to be. I don’t have time for it, nor do I want to chase an elusive and unattainable goal. As a wife, Mama, blogger (My Life in the Blink) and full-time teacher, my plate is more than full. I know that this is the case for most people these days, whether you are a parent or not. Now more than ever, it is so easy to find ourselves trying to do it all, to be it all. Between smartphones, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and many other social media platforms, there is always someone who seems to be doing more and doing it better or faster.

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