10 Tips to Survive Holiday Visits with Your Partner’s Parents
Dec04

10 Tips to Survive Holiday Visits with Your Partner’s Parents

It’s that time of the year when many of you cringe at the thought of being at your significant other’s home, especially when this involves traveling and meeting the parents for the first time. Here’s some secrets to not only help you enjoy your time with the family and quite possibly even win them over! Do your homework.  What are their traditions, attitudes, behaviors, and boundaries?  Does the family hug and kiss or is a handshake...

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Single and Independent- My Personal Story on Reaching Success While Waiting on Love
Dec02

Single and Independent- My Personal Story on Reaching Success While Waiting on Love

I am 24 years old and I am single. I have lived on my own for quite some time, but recently moved in with a coworker. I work and go to school for special and elementary education to become a teacher. I have a cat. Yes, I am 24 and already I have become the crazy cat lady. Social media displays all of the people I went to high school with, and everyone seems so happy. It seems as though everyone is getting married and having babies....

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New Car, New Husband New Dog and New Life!
Dec01

New Car, New Husband New Dog and New Life!

Life’s changes are transitions that are defined by our friends and loved ones, our environment, our health and our important possessions. Upgrading our car and adopting a puppy was a great way to emphasize the other happy changes in our life. The past few years have been exciting but 2014 has been amazing. My new husband Paul and I have been partners in SmartFem Magazine for about three years now.  We watched our magazine grow along...

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Dating As A Feminist
Oct20

Dating As A Feminist

I recently declared myself a feminist, and with that realization has come having to view my life experiences from a new perspective. Some of these things have been easy, such as writing these articles for example, but other experiences have been more difficult. Dating is one of them. I’ve been in four relationships total, one of them being serious. The one thing these relationships had in common is they all happened before I became a...

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10 Different Friendships Women Encounter in Their Lives
Oct13

10 Different Friendships Women Encounter in Their Lives

Friendships need to evolve over time. It doesn’t just occur because we thought we connected with somebody, but we choose to slowly get to know that person and learn to trust them throughout our lives. Women are very social, loquacious people. We nurture and enjoy meaningful and deep relationships with our girlfriends. They are vital to who we are and our identity starting from birth into old age. We emulate the women in our childhood...

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