11 Signs You Should Take Your Significant Other Home For The Holidays

11 Signs You Should Take Your Significant Other Home For The Holidays

The holidays can get crazy enough, is it time to add in your significant other to the bunch too?


It's finally the holidays! This is by far my favorite time of the year. I love all of the smells, the food, the laughs, and of course I get a kick out of the occasional bit of family drama.

While the holidays are already a big deal, an even bigger deal is deciding to bring home the guy that you have been seeing. Now, this isn't just any guy, this is a guy that you really like, maybe even love.

You have a million thought running through your head about whether you should invite him to spend the holidays with your family or not, but you're still just not sure. But, do not worry, I have compiled a list of eleven questions that you should ask yourself before you invite him home to spend the holidays with you.

1. Your relationship is serious.

There's no point in taking home someone that you only partially like. The first question you should ask yourself when deciding to take home your boyfriend for the holidays is are you two serious.

2. He's already met your family.

If he's already met your family, they should already have an opinion on him and he should already have an opinion on them. If your boyfriend has already met your family, there should be no question that it's probably okay if you're bringing your S.O. home for the holidays.

3. You're ready for your S.O. to learn embarrassing stories and see embarrassing photos.

Let's face it, parents love to bring out the baby books and if yours are anything like mine, they're pretty embarrassing. Only bring your significant other home if you're sure that you can handle the embarrassment of baby books and stories.

4. They're hinting at it.

If your boyfriend is anything like mine, they've been hinting for months about coming home with you for Thanksgiving. If they're willing to take this step, then you should have no doubt that it's finally time.

5. You feel comfortable with them.

Comfort is key. During the holiday's you'll be indulging yourself in lot of food and lots of potentially embarrassing family traditions. You have to be comfortable with the person you're bringing home or else you will not enjoy your time back home.

6. You're getting along.

There's no reason to bring home a boy if you're probably going to break up in the future anyway. Before you decide to bring home someone, double check that you're still getting along with them.

7. You've at least mentioned them to your family.

If your family doesn't know who this person is that you're wanting to bring home, you're probably not that serious. Before you bring home your boyfriend, try at least mentioning them to your family.

8. You've been together more than a day.

Do not bring home someone that you met on a dating site two days ago. Everyone has seen how badly this goes in the movies, so please ask yourself before you bring someone home, how long have you all been together.

9. It's exclusive.

This one's simple, do not bring someone home who is still seeing other people and do not bring someone home if you're still seeing other people. This just doesn't make sense. Exclusivity should be the number one thing that you check before you bring home your boyfriend for the holidays.

10. You both feel ready.

If you're not ready, don't bring home anyone. Bringing someone home for the holidays is a really big step for a relationship and you and him both need to feel one hundred percent ready to spend the holidays together.

11. It wouldn't be the holidays without them.

Please, if you cannot imagine spending the day without your boyfriend, bring him home. Don't doubt yourself if the only way you can imagine the holidays is with your boyfriend. Bring him home.

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To The Woman Who Needs To Be Wanted, Don’t Let Men Be Your Vice

It will only make you begin to despise yourself.
Cai Parks
Cai Parks

By definition, a vice is a habitual or trivial defect... a shortcoming. Everyone has a vice.

Mine was men.

I always felt abandoned by the men in my life. I always clung to the opinions and attention of the boys around me...fighting for it in any way I could.

When I was younger, it was easy to get the attention of the boys my age by just dressing cute and having a bubbly personality.

As I got older though, I noticed that I was having to work harder and harder for their attention. Eventually, it turned into me feeling like I had to give myself to them in any way they asked to get their attention.

So that’s what I did.

I used my body as a way to fill some kind of void that I thought could be filled with the love of a man.

As the years went on, I felt myself clinging to not their love, but their lust.

I no longer cared about their love.

I just wanted to hear them call me hot, sexy, or beautiful. I knew they were using me.

I didn’t care.

I needed them to want me.

I needed them to beg.

I needed to feel needed.

For any woman who might feel as though a man’s lust for you can fill that deep void in your heart, take a step back. Trivial, temporary things like that will only make your heart heavier.

It will only make you begin to despise yourself.

There’s nothing wrong with living life the way you want or with who you want, but don’t use that lifestyle simply as a way to make you feel wanted.

Because my Prince Charming came into my life and I no longer needed any other man.

I finally felt truly loved and he helped me to learn that even without him, I would be more than a body.

He helped me see that I was a body, face, brain, smile, laugh, personality, and everything in between.

I am a strong woman now that I know my worth.

You are a strong woman.

Show your strength.

Know your worth.

Cover Image Credit: @thersagrant/Instagram
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Everything You Should Know Before Dating A Fitness Instructor

Sex, weights, cheat meal dates.


As a fitness trainer, I know how much we love our job. How much we love the people we help and encourage. How much we never want to stop doing what we do. Yet, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. My boyfriend has to put up with some things that probably, kinda sorta are unconventional. But, he's living his dream (his words).

No matter what they teach, personal training, yoga, pilates, barre, HIIT, I could go on and on, but either way, they are passionate about the people they work with. This fire follows them throughout their life and will most definitely influence you.

1. Constant practicing

Don't be alarmed if you wake up to find her up and about practicing her routines for a class/client.

2. Gushing about a client who has been killing it 

No matter how much of a tough cookie we are, clients touch our hearts.

3. She's flexible

You. Are. Welcome. My best friends always introduce me to guys with, "She's really flexible ;)"

4. There's a routine, stick to it

We may be flexible, but don't come between her and her schedule. She is supported by her routine.

5. You are now a fitness class guinea pig

She needs you to help her rehearse. Approach her practice tests with enthusiasm and just have fun.

6. She'll never judge you

Don't ever feel pressured or intimidated. We love you for you. And, news flash, we are not perfect.

7. Always learning

Learning never ends. Learning new routines, learning new people, learning new emotions, learning new approaches to life.

8. And always eating

Teaching a few classes a day is tough on the body. We need our snacks. All. The. Time.

9. Stretches before bed... every night

No matter how tiring and long the day was, she will make sure to fit it a quick bend and no break.

10. The funny things that happened during class

Story time: One time I taught and my pants ripped. Only made the class more fun!

11. Shaker bottle vases

There's no need for vases, when shaker bottles do you justice. The first time my boyfriend brought home roses, I didn't have a vase so we improvised and used a shaker bottle. Now, that's the only vase we will ever need.

12. Free personal training

It's your dream come true. Fitness is at your right hand at all times. Plus, we will be pumped to start talking to you about our passion.

13. She talks endlessly about how well/not well your class went

Sometimes we kill it and sometimes... we fall a little short.

14.  Chugging water

We need to stay hydrated! Plus, she'll be your water tracker as she bugs you to drink with her. Shots! Shots! Shots (of water)!

15. Team work makes the dream work

There is no "I" in team and fitness instructors know the strength of collaboration and support. No one can go through journey a journey alone.

16. She wakes you up early to go on a run

Let's take a jog to the beach and watch the sunrise!

17. Protein, protein, and more protein

She doesn't have to be a weight lifter to assure that she nourishes her body with enough protein (from any source you prefer). My cupboard is always stocked with lentils and chickpeas.

18. Watching her watch fitness videos to get ideas

While you're reading the news, scrolling through Instagram, or just chilling out, she'll be watching workout videos or saving posts from fitness accounts.

19. Goes to bed super early

We need at least eight hours of beauty sleep and, let's be real, we are grandpas.

20.  She lives off of Spotify playlists

Wait, do you hear that song? What's it called, I need to add it to my workout playlist. Plus, she loves to sing (even if she isn't that good).

21.  Pulse 2, 3, 4

While she does chores, she'll start reciting her catchphrases and mantras.

22.  She's your forever cheerleader

Getting out of bed? If you don't squeeze it, no one else will! Washing the dishes? Let's go, you've got this! Running to the bathroom? One more minute! 30 more seconds! Mowing the lawn? You better feel it tomorrow!

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