Constant Movement Forward

June 18, 2018

When I was twenty, I came out of my first relationship. I was devastated, inconsolable, felt the whole world was over, and just about every other young-and-heartbroken cliche you can think of. I had also just moved out of home, so my...

4 Ideas for a Unique Bachelorette Party

August 25, 2016

I consider myself very lucky indeed that I’ve gotten to help plan and coordinate not one but two bachelorette parties this past year. But what’s even greater about this is that both brides were very insistent that they didn’t want the...

The Evolution of Friendship

August 5, 2016

Going into summer last year before seventh grade, I had a huge group of friends. I went to parties and hung out with all of them on a regular basis. I never felt alone. At the time, I thought a good friend was simply someone with...

A Conversation about Love, Equity, and Marriage

July 19, 2016

When I first started writing for Model Behaviors, I’d recently gone through a breakup, which forced me into one of the most transitional and transformative periods of my life. I tossed myself into my work at the University of Kansas...

Motherhood Advice: All a Mother Needs Is Love

May 26, 2015

As my due date fast approaches, I’ve been experiencing a wide mix of emotions while also trying to accomplish as many last-minute preparations before our little nugget makes her first appearance. Along with the mother-to-be frenzy is...

By Toni

50 Behaviors of a Healthy Relationship

March 13, 2015

With the release of “50 Shades of Grey” a month ago and the recent national conversations on sexual expression versus sexual violence, we at Model Behaviors wanted to check in and redefine what it is to have a healthy...

The New and Improved Girls Night Out

September 3, 2014

As we get older and busier, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up with our girlfriends and everyone’s busy schedule. Life happens. Family happens. Work happens. And good intentions of getting together always seem to fall by the...

By Toni

Does Your Man Need A style Intervention?

August 13, 2014

By way of introduction, a confession: Now that I’m married, I can finally admit that it took everything in me to keep from styling my husband (then boyfriend) while we were dating. It wasn’t that he was a bad dresser, but our styles...

By Toni