Maine Belonio is a twenty-something mom and writer who has a penchant for coffee, long distance running, Tolkien, Switchfoot, and Jesus.
In today’s hookup culture, guys who are relationship material are like gems. Here’s how you know whether your SO is a genuine gem worth keeping or not.
You don’t become a clingy girlfriend overnight and you definitely won’t become less clingy in an instant. Learn how to be less clingy by reading our 9 tips.
Even if you and your husband are the sweetest couple on earth, there’s a chance that you’ll feel neglected in your relationship. Here are tips to help you smartly deal with it.
Ever wondered if your boyfriend is already over his ex-girlfriend? We did, too. Here are ways to know is he over his ex yet and what you should do about it.
Finding your perfect match doesn’t have to happen offline all the time. There are a number of benefits of logging in to “meet” him. Read on to know them.
They say it takes time to know if your boyfriend is a keeper or not. Know if he’s worth it within your first month together by looking out for these signs.
Dates can be exciting, but nerve-racking for singles that are trying to navigate the dating pool without sinking. Here’s how to be confident on a date.
Getting your crush to realize that you’re eyeing them isn’t rocket science. There are easy and doable ways. Here’s how to make your crush notice you.
Whether you’re a fashion-forward woman or you could use some help in that department, these fashion apps can surely make your life easier.
Making the guy who has captured your heart fall in love with you is one thing. Getting his parents to adore you is another. Here’s how to earn their respect and love.
Music is a crucial part of every wedding. It makes it more exciting and memorable. To help you create your own ultimate wedding songs playlist, we’ve come up with this list.
No matter how much of a total catch the guy you’re having a first date with is, there are things that can make him unworthy of a second date. Read on to know what they are.
Summer is here and you surely have a water-bound trip booked already. We’ve rounded up the must-have beach essentials so that you can make the most of the sea, sand, and sun.
Micro-cheating is one of many reasons relationships end, and not amicably. Here are the signs that tell you your boyfriend is micro-cheating on you and how you should deal with it.
Many women unknowingly wear the wrong sized bra which can cause unnecessary discomfort and pain. Here’s how to know if you’re wearing the wrong bra size.
Relationships don’t always end because of third parties. It can also be because two people who once loved each other grow apart. Here’s how you know if it’s happening in your relationship.
Of all the fights you’ll have with your significant other, money is one of the most challenging issues you’ll have to deal with. With our tips, you’ll split the bills without splitting up.
The end of a relationship can be traumatic and agonizing to partners who are going their separate ways, but the ones who are affected most are their children. Thus, they approach love differently to others.
Getting the guy is one thing. Keeping him hooked to you and under your spell is another. Here are ways on how to keep him yours for as long as possible.
While compromise is important in a relationship, knowing your boundaries is just as important for a healthy relationship. Here are the things you should never change for your man.
Finding Mr. Right isn’t as easy as it sounds. We’ve rounded up things you do that prevent you from meeting him at the soonest possible time.
Breakups are bad enough in themselves. Add the fact that almost everyone today (including you and your ex) is on social media, and you’re faced with a plethora of new problems.
The dating world isn’t always kind and you’ll have to be resilient, patient and persistent to find the right guy. However, if you’re still ending up with the wrong guys, then maybe it’s you!
Winning Ms. Independent’s heart isn’t rocket science. It’s possible, but only with patience, perseverance and effort. Here’s how to do it!
Betrayal hurts—more so if it’s someone you dearly love who subjects you to it. So, be careful not to do these ‘innocent’ things that can hurt your relationship in the long run.
There are times you go out there and find love on your own. There are also times when all you need to do is to wait for love to find you. Here are seven things you absolutely must do.
Dating is already tough. Don’t make it even harder (and punish yourself in the process) by being with a man who’s pretending to be a grownup just to get into your pants.
Women who have been cheated on love differently. But, before they let their guard down and give their heart to a man, there are a number of things they need him to know.
As with anything tender, new relationships should be handled with care. Avoid discussing these seven deadly relationship topics too early with your new man.
Being honest with your man is not always helpful in a relationship. There are things you just need to keep your mouth tightly sealed about so your relationship won’t be robbed of its peace.
You’ll have to deal with jealousy at one point or another in your relationship. So, if ever your boyfriend gets upset when you’re jealous, we’ve rounded up the reasons you can use to make him see the good in it.
Everybody knows that pushy and obsessive women are the biggest turn off for guys. Avoid these mistakes and learn how to not look desperate to a guy you like.
Traveling isn’t an excuse not to look your best! While it’s a challenge, since you can’t carry many things, with the right travel makeup bag essentials, you can still look glam and fabulous.
Just because the ‘chase’ is a crucial part of the relationship, doesn’t mean that you should chase your boyfriend to keep your relationship interesting. Men should still do the chasing for these reasons.
Your twenties will probably be the most thrilling and frustrating decade of your life. It will have its ups and downs, but to make the most of the ride, you must say goodbye to some things.
Just because you are slammed with work doesn’t mean that you have to forego looking your best. You can still look beautiful with creative makeup ideas that won’t take too much time.
We have all woken up with an unsightly pimple on our face at one point in our lives. While stubborn zits can be a challenge to treat, that doesn’t mean we should let them ruin our day.
Before you head to bed, make sure your night skin care routine includes these 6 important steps for waking up with amazing skin.
Being pregnant requires you to make some necessary changes in your lifestyle, including your beauty routines. While you should never eschew all of it just because you’re expecting, there are things you’re better off skipping.
Of all the things that a relationship requires, trust, communication, and quality time are most important. If these are lost, you can be sure the relationship won’t work—nor will it survive these 10 additional things.
The beginning of a relationship is one of the most exhilarating moments for a couple. It’s okay to be all over each other, but avoid letting your excitement ruin a blossoming romance.
You can choose your boyfriend, but not his mother. Life would be so much easier if you could, but since that’s not the case, you should learn the art of dealing with his mom.
In a relationship where you feel like you don’t get the help you need, it’s hard to stop yourself from being a nag. Yes, it’s not something you want to do, but your boyfriend just won’t cooperate.
Finding the right job is tough, but acing the interview is even tougher. Both require persistence and an indomitable will. But, more than these, you need a powerful strategy to be successful.
Not everyone loves the job that pays their bills. Despite this, there are ways to find happiness and meaning with what we do, even if it’s far from what we really want.
In a society that encourages being a workaholic, it’s easy to lose yourself. Working hard is good, but as with anything, balance is crucial.
Valentine’s Day is almost here, so it’s the right time to dominate your man’s heart with these heart-shaped desserts that will make him look at you in awe.
Dating your best friend’s former boyfriend can be a tricky and complicated situation. It’s a path that can be hard to navigate, but it can be done without sacrificing your friendship.
Planning a big wedding can be exhausting, draining and expensive, so it’s no wonder small weddings are becoming a huge trend.
Prevention is better than cure. While we can’t easily eliminate cancer just by eating better, prevention starts by making healthy choices, including what goes into your mouth every day.
Deadlines are inevitable in the crazy-busy life of every productive woman and so is the stress that they bring. Beat the stress with these 11 super foods!
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting but nerve-wracking experiences a woman can have in life. Here’s how to manage your pregnancy week by week.
Makeup was created to help women glam up any look. In the right hands, makeup can help paint the most beautiful face and transform even the dullest skin, but there are still things to avoid.
Maintaining beautiful and strong nails (both in your hands and feet) is a feat for most women. Here’s how to do just that.
Getting bangs is one of the major decisions any fashion forward lady has to deal with at some point in her life. Here’s what you need to consider before doing just that though.
Want to know if your guy is in it for the long haul or just looking for a hook up? Read on for the 5 signs that tell you he’s just in it for the sex.
Just as the physical body needs regular exercise, so the brain deserves a daily workout for a better memory and improved cognitive skills.
Facebook is finally listening to popular opinion and bringing us the Dislike button we’ve all been waiting for.
Animals, pets in particular, live their lives in an exemplary and positive way. There’s so much they can teach us—we just have to watch and learn from them.
It takes two parties to make a relationship work. No matter how deep your love is, it can be heartbreaking and soul wrenching if your feelings aren’t reciprocated.
Feeling secure in your relationship is a determining factor of its success for when there’s no security, doubt gets in. When there’s doubt, doom follows.
Life hits hard and throws curve balls at us at the most unexpected time. That’s why these 50 motivational quotes for women, by women are here.
Happiness is something that many people now strive to achieve. Say goodbye to these 7 things in order to be happy!