- The 2014 Indie A-List Holiday Gift Guide is out!
- How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Health. I for one definitely get affected by the no-sunlight-in-the-morning thing.
- It Is Possible to Die From Too Much Caffeine—If You Drank Around 140 Cups of Coffee in One Day. Good to know.
- How to Talk to Your Guy Friends About Not Threatening to Rape and Murder Women on the Internet.
- You Probably Never Realized How Marble Is Harvested, But It’s Beautiful.
- 23 Things You Didn’t Think About When You Said You Want To Live In The Harry Potter Universe.
- We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood.
- Here’s What Happens When A School Pays Its Teachers A Lot, Lot More Money. Hint: things improve.
- Why We Go Off Sex in Longterm Relationships.
- Design Is Not An Investment. “Yes, investments are great. They’re also not necessary. When I think of investments I think of stocks, artwork, original Star Wars figures mint in box. Stuff that’s nice to have, and that you hope increases in value someday. Design is core. It’s not a nice-to-have. It’s plumbing. It’s foundation. You don’t invest in design. You can’t exist without it.” Agreed.
Things of Note:
My vacation is officially over, and now of course everything is busy busy busy between work and getting ready for the craft show this weekend. Yesterday wasn’t bad, though – I was uber productive and got back with everyone who had emailed me over vacation. Plus ran some errands, volunteered at the library, went to a vendor meetup, etc etc. The rest of the week looks exactly like all that, too. I’m trying to figure out when I can go grocery shopping, haha. On the plus side, being back to work means wrapping up projects and invoicing people, which is always a fun part.
What’s your week shaping up like?
I remember reading that motherhood article on Jez when it first came out and I think it’s a topic that desperately needs to be discussed in a shame-free way. Honestly, the older I get, the less sure I am about wanting kids. My husband is in the same boat, thankfully, so that’s made it easy to talk about, but I know the thought of being married but child-free will be incomprehensible to both sets of our parents. Heck, my parents freaked out when I mentioned having only one kid a while ago. “But you HAVE to have two! One will be spoiled!”
Ugh. That got a little off topic! But yeah, some women totally do regret having kids and I don’t want to be one of them.
I think the societal pressure to have kids is RIDICULOUS, especially when you’re in a long-term relationship. What’s worse is the people who try to guilt healthy you into having kids because ‘there are so many women out there who want kids but aren’t able to have them.’ That’s some f’d up logic!!! Some stranger’s ability or desire to have kids should have ZERO relevance on my decision to have kids or not.
I’m pretty sure I want kids, but there’s definitely a small part of me that worries I’d end up resenting or regretting doing so. Though I think that’s more a fear thing about how I’d handle motherhood than genuinely not wanting them. Maybe I’ll just need to get a nanny, haha.
It’s good that your hubs and you are on the same page about that. That would just make a tough topic harder if you weren’t.