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Go Away Mom-Shamers!

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

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5) House of Yes - Please!!

Adam and I had so much fun living vicariously through Sarah Merrill as she told us all about the millennial weddings she’s attended, including one at the wild “rave-inspired” House of Yes in Brooklyn. It was complete with guests twerking in a bathtub while they got glitter poured on them by fairies. The most exciting thing that happened at mine and Adam’s wedding 17 years ago? I’ll let you know as soon as I think of something. We also loved the look of shock on Sarah’s face when we told her we actually had to go to brick and mortar places to pick everything out. That is definitely worlds away from how she’s planning her upcoming nuptials. Whether you know someone who’s getting married or you just relate to wanting a “redo” for your own event, definitely check out this episode!

4) Late To The “Modern Love” Party

Looking for something short and easy to watch? I just watched Modern Love on Amazon Prime and was so pleasantly surprised by it! Each episode is independent of the others so there’s no need to binge watch, which is a nice change of pace. Only have time for one or two episodes? My favorites are: “Rallying To Keep The Game Alive” (with Tina Fey and John Slattery) and “Hers Was A World Of One,” but I actually really recommend watching them all in order.

3) Mom-Shamers Unite! (And leave….no one wants you here).

I cannot tell you how incredibly excited I am to release Monday’s episode. As someone who has felt “shamed” at times for my parenting decisions, discussing this topic with my good friend, Tara (of the famous instagram account @modernmomprobs), was so cathartic, and a chance to discuss some really important thoughts about how we make mothers feel even by a glance or an act that might feel benign, but is actually really hurtful. We also discuss how important it is that we also stop shaming people for not having kids. Oh, and stop asking moms when we’re having more kids, too. Yeah, just listen to the episode cause I could go on all day here.

2) Favorite Memes From The Week….

1) Date Night Questions! (From this past week’s fun episode, “We Want A Millennial Wedding.”

If you’re married:

  • How do you feel when you think back to your wedding day? Sentimental? Overwhelmed? Would you want to go back and do it again?

  • What vows would you maybe add in now that weren’t in your originals?

  • What would you do differently? What would you keep the same?

  • Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to someone who is currently planning a wedding?

  • What would you put on your registry that you didn’t originally have?

  • Would you take the same honeymoon? If not, where would you go now?

  • Thoughts about renewing your vows? 

If you’re not married:

  • If you were to plan a wedding, what would it look like?

  • Hometown wedding or destination wedding? Why?

  • Top three registry items:

  • If you create your own vows, what would have to be in there?

  • What unique aspects of your wedding could you add that would really make it “feel like you?”

For more prompts and questions for open and honest communication, plus bonding challenges and strategies for discussion, get our Date Night Questions Experience ebook.

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