In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: Couples living apart but ‘together’
1. DATING REMIX?
I loved this article from the NYT about couples living apart yet … they’re still together. Women are driving this increase apparently, and it is helping couples stay together by being apart. I can tell you this pandemic definitely drove me to the edge, and if I had a little cabin or trailer I could go to and work, then come home, I’d have been a lot happier. I needed the time away from my family…!
2. MOCKED UP
Are you busy or is it toxic productivity? I must admit, I have fallen into this trap a number of times. I am working on it. I tend to make up lists of things to do that are minor but necessary in my head, and then seeing the whole list, I feel stressed, which spirals into my sitting there binging on reruns of Only Murders in the Building or other similarly comforting shows.
These New Balance green trainers are SO DANG CUTE. Very retro!
5. HAVING IT ALL
This article hit pretty deep about working mothers “having it all”. I can and cannot relate, in the sense that I took a lot of time off for maternity leave in Canada so I was not in a brain fog for 7 months while trying to raise a child. My partner also did a lot of the household work during that time, including working his full-time job, doing all the errands, cooking and cleaning, and all I did was be in a fatigued haze with then Baby Bun while I was on leave. I wouldn’t want to do it again, to be frank, but I did not find it quite as challenging as the author did. This is also why maternity leave is so key to the success of the economy as a whole, but that’s another post for another day.
This topcoat from J. Crew is really sleek and chic. I love it in camel as well.