It’s time for a new episode of the To Love, Honor and Vacuum podcast!

I hope you all will listen, but if you don’t have time, I’ll have some links and rabbit trails below so you can read all you want as well!

And consider this podcast “extras”. If you want to go deeper into what I talked about in the podcast, here are some more things to help you.

This week was a bit different–since Sheila’s still away on vacation, I (Rebecca) hosted this week’s podcast with my husband Connor and friend Joanna, who also works on the website. I hope you enjoy it! 

Without further ado, here’s the podcast:

 

Main Segment: Creating Systems in Your Marriage 

Back when we first launched the podcast, Connor and I talked with my mom about the huge shift that happened in our marriage when Connor started really taking ownership of the housework. That was more theoretical–so today we did a quick update as to how we’re getting systems in place to help us get ready for the little one arriving in October so we can keep our stress levels down. 

Since putting systems in place for housework, bills, the dog’s routine, and just general life we’ve found that the tension level in our marriage has dropped even further. We’ve loving figuring out new ways to “hack” our life so that we have more time to just enjoy each other. I hope this can help give you some ideas on how to make your marriage more stress-free! 

Here are some other great posts on practical housekeeping/de-stressing tips: 

Millennial Marriage: Pregnancy Etiquette

In today’s millennial marriage segment, I talk with Joanna about how people can sometimes say unintentionally insensitive things or ask invasive questions about pregnancy. Even though it all comes from a place of excitement, these things can actually be quite uncomfortable or hurtful when you don’t know the whole story.

Joanna opens up about some struggles she’s had over the last few years with pregnancy and we talk about 3 questions you really shouldn’t ever ask people you think might be trying or wanting to have a kid, and what you can do instead to help support the young women around you! 

Here are some related posts you can check out, both written by Joanna (both of them are excellent reads and so helpful): 

That’s it for the podcast this week! 

I hope you enjoyed it, let us know what you thought in the comments below–would you add any more questions to steer clear of when it comes to pregnancy or infertility? What are some systems you’ve put in place in your marriage that have helped keep stress levels down? I’d love to hear what you have to say! 

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