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How to Make a Long Drive Fun

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The Travelling Companions by Augustus EggBetween delays, security lines, rising prices, and falling service, Adam and I already found airline travel a hassle. Add a toddler and flying became more trouble than it was worth.

That’s why Adam and I are solidly committed to the good, old-fashioned road trip.We’ve racked up more than 2,000 miles traveling to visit relatives and vacation destinations. These are a few things we’ve learned to make those long drives more fun. Read the rest of this entry

I’m Back… and I’m Dropping “Twelve Months to a Better Woman”

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Elegant Lady Walking Her Greyhounds on the Beach by Edmond-Louis DupainLoyal readers may have noticed that I haven’t posted in a few weeks. You may also have noticed that my three posts a week have gradually dwindled over the past few months. I just wasn’t interested anymore.

I wasn’t interested because I’d lost sight of what this blog is supposed to be about.

When I started the project, I thought I could decide in advance what sorts of things would make me a better woman. That I could outline a course of twelve skills to learn or develop to improve myself.

But holding to a steady course isn’t what Experimental Wifery is about. Read the rest of this entry

I Love What I Do: Volunteer EMT

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What Are YOU Doing to Help via Wikimedia“I Love What I Do!” We interview women who find creative work that makes them feel fulfilled without sacrificing their personal or family lives. They’ll share what their jobs are really like and how other women can find something they love to do.

Linda, a volunteer emergency medical technician, describes the excitement and drama dealing with medical emergencies. She shares with us what it is like to balance volunteering with her family life and why she spends her free time saving lives. Read the rest of this entry

I Love What I Do: Photography

Greetings from Hamburg Postcard via Wikimedia“I Love What I Do!” We interview women who find creative work that makes them feel fulfilled without sacrificing their personal or family lives. They’ll share what their jobs are really like and how other women can find something they love to do.

Atlanta-based photographer Anne Almasy turned a childhood hobby into an award-winning career. She shares with us the story of her first camera and how her passion became her vocation. Read the rest of this entry

Fitness for Moms (and Other Busy People)

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ENG151196034  01Self-care, at least the way we’ve defined it for our Month of Self-Care, is about learning to love and care for your body—flaws and all. That means before you go on any long-planned diets or run your first marathon.

So if we’re supposed to love ourselves just the way we are, where does fitness come in?

Some people love being physically fit and truly enjoy exercise. I’m not one of those people—and, even at my thinnest and fittest, never have been. But fitness is an important part of taking good care of your body and feeling confidence and pride about the way you look. Read the rest of this entry

Winner of the Bringing Up Bébé Giveaway

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Last week, I wrote about Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman, a heartfelt memoir about the experiences of an American parent raising her children in France. I was deeply touched by the story and I wanted to share that vision of parenting with others, too.

That’s why I’m happy to announce that Lady of Quality is the winner of our competition. Send me an e-mail to claim your copy.

Read more about Bringing Up Bébé…

An “Owner’s Manual” for the Female Body

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Advertisement for Lozier Touring Car via Wikimedia CommonsWhen I was a child, my parents were in complete control of my health care. Now that I’m an adult, I’m not always sure what sorts of things I should be doing to take care of my body. I know I should eat well and stay active, but what else am I supposed to be doing to stay healthy?

Experimental Wifery brings you an “Owner’s Manual” for your body: how to take care of yourself–inside and out–and where to go to understand yourself better. Read the rest of this entry