How’s Your Marriage Doing?

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happy wednesday!

i mentioned this on my instagram story a few weeks ago but realize not everyone who reads here might see that!

i am thrilled to announce (no, not another pregnancy, chill out) that my husband and i will be doing our first TEDxTalk in april! it’s going to be in akron, ohio and if you are near there, you should get tickets now and then we can hang out! i’m real excited!

our topic is going to be around marriage and it would be so incredibly helpful if you filled out the marriage survey we have put together! i don’t want to like promise our next child to you if you do it but like…we would value your input.

the catch?

we are surveying currently married people so if that’s you, the survey can be found right HERE!

the average time it is taking people to fill out the survey is 3 minutes and 38 seconds, which is shorter than most michael jackson videos. thank you for taking the time to help influence our TEDxTalk with real life statistics!

your response is 100% anonymous and we need men and women of all ages who are married to share your insight!

so, how’s your marriage doing? when is the last time you did a check-up on it to see where areas can be improved or where you are both really rockin’ it?

this past weekend, my husband and i had the opportunity to do a couples’ workshop in knoxville, TN! yes, the event was basically held in a pinterest image and we had so much fun!

we often spend a ton of time and energy on our business or career but don’t always prioritize spending effort on our marriage. i absolutelyย looooved looking around the room when couples were setting goals together and working through other exercises together. i think i am finally finding my sweet spot of social worker mixed with entrepreneur.

my marriage at the current moment is in a good but tough spot. the toughness is that my husband is traveling for a while and our sweet daughter had ear tube surgery yesterday. thankfully my mom was able to be there with me but it was hard on me and my husband for us not all to be together. thank goodness for facetime (but i had no idea new delhi, india was 12 hours and 30 minutes ahead).ย i mean, adding another 30 minutes? who is in charge of these decisions?

i am working hard these next few days while my husband travels and atlas is with her grandparents to finish my final rounds of edits on my new product (a real, tangible, thing)! it’s designed specifically for couples who love to travel and know the importance of being intentional in your marriage. i am getting so excited (and slightly terrified) to put it out into the world and share it with you soon!

here are a few ideas of how to put more energy into your marriage:

with that, i shall say thank you for filling out our survey (here’s the link again in case you don’t want to scroll back up). i hope you are having a fabulous start to the month of march!


  1. Audrey

    March 7, 2018 at 8:19 am

    “i think i am finally finding my sweet spot of social worker mixed with entrepreneur.” – Ummm, HECK YES! I’m so happy for you!!
    I can’t wait for you to debut your product! I’m so excited for you!!
    Taking your survey now ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll try to catch K when he’s in a good mood and twist his arm to take it, too!
    Also, I AM STILL SO FREAKING UPSET that I’ll be away during your first Ted Talk. Gahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

    • chelsea

      March 27, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      yay!!! thank you audrey! it feels really good to get to this spot (FINALLY)! you’re on my list of peeps to gift one to so i’ll be emailing you eventualy!

      thanks for taking the survey too!

      uuuugh i totally forgot you’ll be out of town while i’m basically IN YOUR HOUSE (aka close-ish to where you live) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Amberly

    March 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Taking the survey now! I want to know when your product launches so I can share it. I’m sure it will be amazing!!

    • chelsea

      March 27, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      thanks amberly for taking the survey! i will let you know when the products launches and thank you for offering to share it ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re on my list of promo peeps ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Courtney {Alkeks Abroad}

    March 7, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I am so proud of you (and Ryan too)!!! That’s so awesome and I already took your survey.

    • chelsea

      March 27, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      aw thank you courtney for your kindness! thanks also for taking the survey!

  4. Charlene Maugeri

    March 27, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I’m so glad you’ve found a balance with Social Work and being an Entrepreneur! You’re doing awesome!