As a native and impatient New Yorker, I am no stranger to honking. Since I began driving at 17, my right hand has gained accurate muscle memory for every car horn I have ever encountered. It has learned the exact location of the horn as well as how to press, palm, or hit it so […]
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Making sure our children feel special and loved is something we should focus on all year. Here are 10 simple ways to show them you care.
Dear Newlywed, Looking back over the last decade of marriage, I have a thing or two to share with your naïve, confident and optimistic little self.
Last week, someone on my Facebook newsfeed posted that she had the opportunity to help in an emergency with someone else’s child while at a local swimming pool. She noted that it was not anyone’s neglect that let to the incident, just that “it takes a village.” When I read that, I immediately agreed. As […]
Almost four years ago I moved to McAllen, TX, from St. Louis, MO. I had pretty intense culture shock. That being said, I’ve learned to adapt and like the Rio Grande Valley. [Related: NYC to the RGV] Here are 10 things I learned when I moved to the valley: After being taught all my life […]
This time last year, my husband and I were living and working in New York. Also, I was seven months pregnant. Then, just before Christmas, we packed up the last of our two-bedroom apartment, threw our cat in the car, and drove all the way down to Texas. On January 1st, we pulled into the driveway […]
House hunting is exciting. Finding your new family home is exhilarating. But let’s face it, moving is for the birds! With 14 moves under my belt (local and international combined) I consider myself a fairly seasoned mover. Give me some boxes, tape, newspaper and some time and I am good to go, oh and if […]
When my first child was born nine years ago, I learned something that surprised me. It’s possible to feel lonely as a mom – and not just on the occasional day or two. In fact, I’ve experienced three distinct lonely seasons (months or more) as a mother. The first happened right away. I transitioned from […]
We sold our house. We handed over the keys yesterday. As I stood at my front door locking it up for the last time, I was overwhelmed by how exhausting this move was. I know. Moving sucks. Nobody likes it. We had so much help and it still took us 5 days, 2 PODS, a […]