Only weeks after my husband, Ben, and I got engaged, we started planning our wedding. Though we really just wanted to bask in our love — or escape on a pre-wedding honeymoon — we needed to get our big...
For my husband and me, wedding planning wasn’t too hard. We chose a venue that came with a caterer, booked the same band as my brother and sister-in-law, went to a few fittings for an exquisite dress, and voila,...
I usually try to prepare meals at home, but with the arrival of summer, any desire I might have had to spend hours in the sweltering kitchen has vanished. Now, I try to keep my meals as simple and...
I’ve always been a pretty light packer. When I travel solo, I can fit my belongings into one travel backpack. I generally bring a few pairs of jeans, a few tops, and two pairs of shoes max -- no...
In my house, back to school is an exciting time for everyone. The kids can’t wait to see their friends and I love the fact that we can get back to a regular routine.  This time of year also...
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; And when St. Nicholas comes, he...
  No one tells you that you will lose yourself after having a baby. NO ONE. What they will tell you is: how wonderful it is, how in love they are with their children and how your intuition takes over and...
When I gave birth to my son, everyone wished us, “Congratulations!” and then followed up with, “That’s the end of traveling for you!” My husband and I disagreed. As two world travelers, we were definitely going to continue traveling....
As temperatures climb in New York City, I’ve been dreaming of a relaxing beach vacation. Gazing into the limitless blue ocean while feeling the breeze on my face sounds like a particularly tantalizing escape from the sweltering heat of...
As someone who grew up in a warm climate, the Canadian winters are harsh, to say the least. Most people know how cold Canadian winters are, and so when summer comes around people (and when I say ‘people’ I...