Moms sometimes like to joke about how having a boyfriend or husband can feel like having an extra kid, and now science confirms it. A new survey of 7,000 mothers reveals that moms actually stress out over their partners twice as much as they stress over their kids!
The survey, conducted by Today, asked moms about their stress and found that the majority of them rate their overall stress level at an 8.5 out of 10. And 46% of moms surveyed say their hubby’s stress them out more than their kids.
So what’s stressing these moms out so much about their husbands? The overwhelming majority (75%) of them say it’s because they feel the need to do all the parenting and household chores since they don’t think their husbands will do it. And one in five moms surveyed say they’re stressed ALL the time because their hubbies don’t help them at all around the house.
No mom out there is surprised by these survey findings, but it should be a wakeup call for men. Step up and be an equal partner at home if you’re not already, because you’re stressing your wife out.
Source: The Stir
Everything old is new again at some point in fashion and right now, some of the biggest looks from the 1990s are back in style. Here are some of the decade’s trends that you’ll be seeing more of again.
- Slip dresses - Those slinky dresses from the ‘90s are back. The minimalist style made popular by It girls of the era Winona Ryder, Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow is easy to wear with a jean jacket by day and heels for a night out.
- Relaxed denim overalls - If you were a young woman back in the ‘90s, you probably owned a pair of these denim overalls and now they want us to wear them once again.
- Platform shoes - We didn’t need stilettos in the ‘90s because we stood tall in our platforms. And now they’re making a comeback in all forms: sneakers, slides, boots, sandals, and heels.
- Flannel - Even if you didn’t pull off the grunge look of the ‘90s, you can embrace the flannel trend now, and it comes in more feminine silhouettes now, too.
- Crop tops - Did you rock a crop top as a teenager? The belly-baring look is back, but you can balance it out with tailored trousers or high-waist jeans to avoid showing too much skin.
- High-waisted jeans - Believe it or not, the light wash, relaxed fit is in again. Skinny jeans are great and all, but if your legs want a little breathing room, a cropped pair of high-waisted straight jeans is on-trend for spring.
Source: Real Simple
There are only a few more weeks until Easter, so it’s almost time to dye eggs again. Most of us grew up with those store-bought kits and we’ll never forget the vinegary smell and dye tablets that went with them. But if you’re looking for a less stinky method, the key ingredient could be in your pantry right now.
Kool-Aid, that old-school drink mix, actually dissolves to create a dye that’ll make everyone envious at your egg hunt. All you need is a few packets of powdered Kool-Aid, your hard boiled eggs and cups to dye them in.
Use a separate cup to pour each color of drink mix in, fill it halfway up with water and stir to dissolve. Place an egg in and let it soak up the color until you’re happy and that’s it. If you want more vibrant colors, just add more Kool-Aid to the cup. Any Kool-Aid flavor will work to dye eggs, but some of the best shades come from Strawberry, Lemon-Lime, and Berry Blue powders.
Source: Southern Living
Thankfully winter is on its way out and warmer spring days are ahead. Flowers start blooming, grass is growing in parks again, and festivals and flea markets are popping back up this time of year. So here are some romantic, but cheap date ideas for spring that won’t break your budget.
- The Classic Picnic - Nothing beats a good, old-fashioned picnic. And you don’t have to spend a lot to create an ideal picnic date menu because everything is cuter when you’re eating it outside on a blanket. Make some PB&Js, grab some fruit, a pitcher of lemonade or bottle of wine and you’re ready for the park.
- DIY "Drive In" Movie - You don’t have to wait for your local summer movie festivals to start, create your own “drive-in” outside instead. All you need is a blanket, some pillows, snacks, and a fully charged laptop to enjoy a flick under the stars in your backyard or porch.
- Go Fly A Kite! - But for real. Kites are cheap, fun, and a little challenging, plus they make for a great sunny day date, as long as you’re somewhere windy.
- Create An Outdoor Cocktail Bar - Sipping drinks on the porch at a trendy rooftop bar is a lovely way to spend a warm afternoon, but it’s also pretty pricey. So skip the expensive hot spots and make drinks at home, but take them outside to your patio or even your fire escape to enjoy.
- Go For A Bike Ride - If you don’t have your own, rent one from a shared program and go explore on two wheels with your sweetie. You can stop for selfies, snacks, and a beer without spending much and you’ll get fresh air, vitamin D, and exercise, too.
Source: Elite Daily