Author Archives: Christina Michelle

About Christina Michelle

Christina Michelle is a blogger, special education teacher, and spoken word artist. She loves to write about the joys and misadventures of newlywed life. When shes not writing or teaching, she's exploring new things in the city with her husband and friends.

12 Date Nights that Don’t Break Yo’ Wallet!

The first year of marriage has been a lot of things: adventurous, challenging, hilarious, mundane, stressful, awkward, and lit! To sum up the last 8 months of marriage I would say it has been one steep learning curve. Right now … Continue reading

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Making Peace with your Monster In-Laws

What should I call my in-laws? My family is in LA, his family is in NY, we live in Chicago, how in the world can we really get to know each other?! These are just a few of the awkward … Continue reading

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Moving After Marriage

Our wedding day was a dream come true, but before I knew it, the DJ was playing our exit song for the reception. Our reception doubled as a celebration for our nuptials and also a good bye party to all … Continue reading

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Four Lessons I’ve learned as a Newlywed:

It’s officially been seven months since Alex and I, got married and moved across the country to Chicago. Whew! On July 23, 2016 as soon as we finished our vows and jumped over the broom, I knew there would be … Continue reading

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From LDR to LDE(ngaged!)

It’s official Alex and I are engaged! Even though he popped the big question over three months ago, I still feel like I’m floating on a cloud. In January, I went to go visit him in Chicago towards the end … Continue reading

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16 Truths No One Tells You About an LDR

It’s officially been two years and some change, since Alex and I first started dating long distance. There have been tears, laughter, and lots of plane tickets along the way. I’ve learned a few things  and thought it would be a … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why No One Benefits from a Friendship with Benefits

Our hook-up culture today tells us that we have been sexually liberated. We are the offspring  to the sexual revolution generation. Hollywood shows us sexual freedom entails casual, non-committed, intimate encounters. This belief has created a popular trend of ‘Friends … Continue reading

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His House, or a Hotel?

Where to sleep over when visiting your Boo? In a culture where living with your significant other before marriage is the norm, the question of where to sleep when you’re visiting can seem like a no brainer. Many people, would … Continue reading

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Don’t Break Yo’ Wallet: Affording a Long Distance Relationship

It’s no secret that every relationship has its unique challenges. In long distance relationships (LDR), we often rave about the heartache, the tear filled good-byes, and how bad internet connections put a damper on communication. But one thing that’s not … Continue reading

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Different Countries, Same Struggles

Collaborating, Training, and Learning with Teachers in Haiti. I’m a Special Education Teacher, a youth ministry leader, and a thrill seeking explorer. On July 20, 2015 all these passions merged together into one culminating call: a youth mission’s trip to … Continue reading

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