Guest Post Guidelines

The vision behind this blog is to create a space that is more reflective of the nuance in life, while also challenging ourselves to live and write authentically with grace and humor. We are passionate about honest conversations focused on the ups and downs of everyday life. We acknowledge that life isn’t perfect and that everyone has experienced varying degrees of unexpected ever afters. We hope that our vulnerability offers an alternative to the comparison trap and helps to combat the isolation often associated with the pressures to achieve (or to appear to have achieved) the perfect happily ever after.

If you have a personal story you’d like to share that aligns with the vision of this blog, please email us at unexpected.ever.afters @ We’d love to work with you to get your story posted on our site! All guest posts will be featured on the Posts tab and will be linked to the “Guest Post” category for easy sorting and searching.

Here are some guidelines to help you get started:
1. Must align with the vision of this blog (as stated above)
2. No hate, discrimination, or put-downs demeaning anyone will be posted
3. Must be original (absolutely no plagiarism)
4. Should be between 1.5-2 pages long (give or take)

We reserve the right to choose which posts to publish at our own discretion. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner to guest blogging inquiries with our decision, feedback, and timeline. Thank you for you interest and for joining us in this journey of navigating life’s unexpecteds.

-Wendi and Jessica-