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Happy Birthday, Experimental Wifery! The Best-Of Round Up and an Anniversary Give-Away

With your help, we’ve gone from 600 total hits this time last year to 7,000 hits a month. With over 56,000 hits and almost 400 subscribers, we’re still going strong. We have you to thank for it and we want to give something back to you.

This week, Experimental Wifery is giving away a $25 gift card that you can use toward the purchase of books or films every woman should know about—or to anything else you need to help you be a better woman and wife. Just leave a comment on this post telling us what you’d like to see in the coming year by this Friday, November 16 at 9pm EST.

So what are some of the most popular topics we’ve covered this past year?

Dating and Relationships

With the help of an informal panel of men, we’ve been able to share great information from a man’s perspective, like How to Show a Man You’re Interested without Giving Him the Wrong Idea and 3 Secrets to Making Long-Distance Relationships Work.


We’ve shared three-years’-worth of marital advice, like 10 Things You Can Do to Help Your Husband Reclaim His Masculinity, How to Have Great Conversations with the Man in Your Life, and How to Talk to Your Husband about Sex.


We’ve shared Experimental Wifery’s Guide to the 100 Books Every Woman Should Read and we’re just wrapping up our Guide to the 100 Films Every Woman Should See. We’ve explained Lessons in Wifery from books like The Odyssey and films like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. And we’ve shared some great poems by and about women and told you How to Really Read a Poem.


We’re reintroduced old-fashioned thriftiness by sharing How to Shop Like Your Grandmother and Why a Family Budget Is “Women’s Work.”


We’ve made The Case for the Petticoat and The Case for Long Skirts to bring back beautiful and modest fashions.

Depression and Mental Health

We’ve taken you on a journey through post-partum depression, teaching you the 10 Lies You Tell Yourself and How to See Through Them and showing you how to recognize depression in yourself and others.

What did you love? What did you hate? What would you like to see more of? Let us know in the comments for the chance to win a $25 gift card.

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16 responses »


  2. I’d love to see more “Abigail Adams” type posts. I really enjoy your logical, step by step approach of blogging. It is practical, but not dry. I always learn something from your posts!

  3. I’d enjoy reading more about fashion and etiquette. I enjoy your perspectives on those topics.

  4. I like seeing the articles on making wise purchases, plus other ones that will be helpful to me as a new wife, learning to navigate managing my own home.

  5. I’ve really enjoyed the candid discussion of depression and mental health. I think it makes is so much more accessible and you write it in a way that makes me want to share it with people I know as a resource. I also love hearing what you think is important to read literature for different stages in life. 🙂 Gives me great ideas!

  6. I would like to see more posts about books and literature.

  7. I really look forward to all of your posts! I would love to see more on fashion, and maybe some tips for college-age girls as well.

  8. I absolutely adore this blog. I am not married, but reading your posts puts my future life into perspective (I am in a very serious relationship that will definitely turn into marriage). I would definitely love to see more about managing/running a home. Possibly also about starting a family or new mothers. Keep up the great work 🙂

  9. I absolutely love this blog! I would appreciate more posts directed towards managing/running a home and new mothers. Your posts brighten my day!

  10. Love your posts- the world has lost its beauty, and you’re helping bring it back (at least in your corner of the blogosphere!). I love any post having to do with beauty; be it in home decorating and design, modest fashion, beautiful poetry, language, you name it!

  11. I’m glad your posts focus on married women. I think there is already so much out there for the college and single demographic. You and LMLD are my favorite go-tos for building the culture. I love your “how to make ______ from scratch” posts. I made chicken and dumplings for the first time ever last week because your post inspired me! I wish your images had a little more variety regarding styles and eras.

  12. I have thoroughly enjoyed the great variety of posts on this blog. I would be happy to see more posts geared toward single women who wish to be married someday. This might include dating advice and suggestions of important skills for young women to build in order to be better prepared for marriage in the future. I also started reading more poetry lately, so I would be interested to see more posts about that. Thanks!

  13. Congratulations on the milestone! Happy blogiversary!

  14. Great milestone! and great job! someting I always look forward in finding in my mailbox. I would love to see more real examples of wives (and mothers) who have lived their position in an exemplary way. I loved when experimental wifery did it.

  15. I love the refreshingly pracitical, candid feel of this blog. I especially appreciated your openness in sharing about depression and mental health. I’d love to read more about how to support and care for friends that are struggling with depression, and how (if it’s possible to do so lovingly) to broach the subject with a friend that may not be acknowledging their struggle. I also welcome any marriage advice. What about something on how to balance schedules (priorities) so that you have good time together and don’t feel burnt out doing too much? Especially when transitioning to having children together. Keep the thriftyness blogs coming, too! Actually…keep ’em all coming. I love them all!

  16. I would love to see more of the mental health type article — they always are very good to read. And the fun creating from scratch ones also! Everything you post is so refreshing, I do a happy dance when I see there is something new!


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