From the category archives:


Sweet Memories from Turks & Caicos

August 15, 2014

When Justin and I went on vacation, I thought surely all we would do was talk about the kids and miss them. That is, in fact, how we spend our date nights which are few and far between-something that we’re working on making more frequent. We are usually too tired or feeling like we just […]

Read the full article →

August is Waiting

August 4, 2014

I realize that the month of July has been over for four days already, but at the pace we’re moving, the rate our weeks are filling, and the faster this last trimester seems to be flying has me feeling nostalgic. Not like the normal nostalgia, more like I miss last week and I’d really like […]

Read the full article →

A Little Love and Self Preservation

July 31, 2014

Being in a completely different country without my children made for a much larger learning experience than I had anticipated. I was completely removed from everything that I associate myself with on a daily basis in terms of routine. My responsibilities as well as most of what I hold in my heart were left in […]

Read the full article →

The Ultimate Babymoon

July 28, 2014

The following post was sponsored by JetBlue Getaways. My husband and I are very different when it comes to budgeting. He comes from a family that prioritizes vacation and saves yearly for them. I prefer to spend as needed on daily activities and other various expenses without thinking too much about it. Justin grew up […]

Read the full article →

5 Reasons To Take A Babymoon Vacation

July 20, 2014

My husband and I are currently in Turks & Caicos celebrating our babymoon, which is actually our very first vacation as a married couple, just the two of us. For various reasons involving circumstance and finances, we just haven’t been able to get away. I mean, we went on maybe a handful of date nights […]

Read the full article →

One Splendid Summer

July 15, 2014

This summer has been everything a summer should be. The kids have spent so much time playing with friends old and new in our neighborhood, VBS, baseball, soccer and ballet camps and we just took the best vacation ever over the Fourth of July weekend with Justin’s parents Hugh and Cheryl (Papa and Gran Gran). […]

Read the full article →

On the Road Again with Britax

May 22, 2014

The following post was sponsored by Britax, the leader in mobile safety for 70 years. We are mobile again and happy to be doing so safely! We didn’t own a car for four years while living in Manhattan. Jack and Zoe were so young that traveling with them on the subway and bus lines was […]

Read the full article →

The Road to Disneyland: Spending Smartly

May 7, 2014

Our road trip to Anaheim–the Magical Kingdom on this side of the Mississippi–was filled with tons of excitement. The kids are the perfect ages for Disneyland and knew enough about what to expect to be filled with anticipation for weeks leading up to our extra special weekend. We were also excited, although a little anxious, […]

Read the full article →

Big City of Dreams

February 25, 2014

From where I sit at my desk in the corner of our master bedroom typing this, there are three diplomas on the wall. All three belong to my husband, and he worked incredibly hard for those achievements. Rather than being a brag-wall for himself, those diplomas are hanging proudly for our children to see and […]

Read the full article →

Life Instruments

October 10, 2013

My mother’s relatives came to America on the proverbial, yet very literal boat from Greece. My grandfather, also from Greece, had picked my grandmother out of a photo to be his wife after his own arrival from the gorgeous country and they separately made their way through Ellis Island. Chrysoula, my YiaYia, had worked in […]

Read the full article →