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 the type of working mom who opens her car door and junk spills out all over the ground. She serves as Executive Editor of The Good Men Project and is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on sites like Redbook, Yahoo!, xoJane, MariaShriver.com, TIME.com, and more. Joanna loves playing with her sons, skateboarding with her husband, and hanging out with friends. She just finished her first novel. Follow her shenanigans on Twitter.


  1. This is perfect.

  2. shauna marie says:

    love is the best.

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