Countdown to 10! – The Proposal

This year marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Enjoy! I got engaged during the pre-social media age, before Facebook, Twitter, Flash Mobs, surprise engagement-weddings and love... Continue Reading →

My New Travel Bag

When I went on the Greenville, SC trip my old travel set handbag broke. In total denial I schlepped it to Ireland not wanting to believe it was beyond repair but the damage was severe and rendered it unsalvageable. It had been a gift to myself on my 26th birthday, a rare Nine West purple... Continue Reading →

And Then There Were Two…(and a dog)

When we got married, we thought children would follow quickly. Unfortunately, our first attempt to produce an heir was not successful and the road to figure out if we could become parents naturally was so uphill, and expensive, we decided to take a breather and enjoy the view. During this stop I decided we needed... Continue Reading →

On The Day of Fathers…

My life was filled with many dads that took up the responsibility of raising and loving me when my own father couldn't. Every day of my childhood was filled with the support and lessons of my male role models, who ensured I knew the difference between a good, caring, kind and intelligent man vs those... Continue Reading →

“At least you have a house…”

Please. I beg y'all. Don't confuse my complaints about the "list of items that still need to be taken care of by the builder" with ungratefulness. Telling anyone in my family that "at least you have a home" minimizes the entire ordeal and what is left of it. The fact that all these open items... Continue Reading →

7 Years Ago…

It has been seven years already since the day I walked into the outpatient clinic at my local hospital for my dilation and curettage, commonly refered to as a D&C. A few days earlier our doctor had delivered the worst news we had ever received as newlyweds; I had miscarried. Known as a blighted ovum... Continue Reading →

My Beef With Religious Views of Women

I was born a female human. I can’t/don't want to change this. I can only learn to live with it and the limitations religious views and social/cultural norms yave placed on my gender. Recently, a few conversations with friends have revolved around the second class citizenship of women and how they are viewed worldwide. This... Continue Reading →

Babies, babies everywhere!

After a drought of wedding and baby announcements, life is back at it again. (I call it Wave 3.) With a wedding on Sunday July 3rd, one in December and another one in April/May and three pregnancy announcements, my social calendar is filling up with events and a bit of anxiety. However, unlike before, this... Continue Reading →

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