100 Words on Love: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Valentine’s Day

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100 Words on Love, by Joanna Schroeder 

Romance is buying your favorite yogurts and lining them up like stout little soldiers next to the strawberries. It’s driving 40 minutes to Whole Foods to get your weird Chia seed granola to go with it.

Love is not being able to sleep when you’re working all night. It’s leaning into you when you arrive, sliding legs and arms into the tangle we’ve perfected over the last decade, and a deep sleepy sigh.

It’s you being late the next day so you can help me load my mountain bike into my car.

Love is just us.


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About Joanna Schroeder

Joanna Schroeder is a feminist writer and editor with a special focus in issues facing raising boys and gender in the media. Her work has appeared on Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com, TIME.com, and more. She and her husband are outdoor sports enthusiasts raising very active sons. She is currently co-editing a book of essays for boys and young men with author and advocate Jeff Perera. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.


  1. shauna marie says:

    love is the best.

  2. This is perfect.

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