Food · Love and Marriage · Uncategorized

10 things I’m thankful for

This Thanksgiving almost slipped right past me. Traveling across the country has left me scatterbrained, until I stepped into a grocery store and saw all of the pumpkin pie fillings and crusts.  Sean and I quickly succumbed to the store's Thanksgiving displays and grabbed all the classic ingredients we could find. This list grew to include a few pieces of… Continue reading 10 things I’m thankful for

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pregnancy and parenthood · Uncategorized

11 things about pregnancy I didn’t see coming: Part II

My first and second trimesters have been like night and day, and therefore, my original blog on "things I didn't see coming about pregnancy"  already needs updating. Here goes round two!  Your growing baby literally does something new every day: Those annoying baby app notifications I complained about in my original blog are good for something: they… Continue reading 11 things about pregnancy I didn’t see coming: Part II

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5 small gestures that reveal hints of patriarchy in our society

I'm not saying America is a patriarchy, which would be to say that men have control of all aspects of our society. Us women have certainly made strides (with many more to go), but I've recently noticed subtle gestures of old-fashioned male-dominance lingering around today. Do you notice these, too?   *Also published on HuffPost Women He always gets… Continue reading 5 small gestures that reveal hints of patriarchy in our society

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The Social Media Etiquette Rule That Trumps All Others

Lately I've been browsing through more blogs than usual written in an authoritative tone stating "the etiquette for social media," as if such authors are somehow experts on how everyone else should or should not portray themselves online. *Also published on HuffPost Tech. Let me pause here – having done social media professionally for organizations as well as carrying my own personal accounts,… Continue reading The Social Media Etiquette Rule That Trumps All Others

Travels · Uncategorized

Cross-Country Journey Complete

After 5,559 miles traveled through 5 timezones – 3,001 of which we drove and 2,558 of which were flown over the Pacific – we are finally putting our travels to rest. We explored 15 cities in 13 states, stopping at 9 hotels with 7 pieces of luggage, only encountering 1 police stop and thankfully 0 car troubles.… Continue reading Cross-Country Journey Complete

Travels

What I forgot I love about the Midwest

Moving to Maryland has placed us on the East Coast, but its similarities to the Midwest have me reminiscing on characteristics of this region that don't get praised enough. Surely I'm biased, since these are the surroundings that mark my childhood.  I have taken these characteristics for granted after living in paradise for the past few years, but who… Continue reading What I forgot I love about the Midwest

Food · Travels

Food, family and more food – back in the Midwest!

Days 10 and 11 were spent catching up with my brother and his family in Missouri, along our trek through the Midwest as we leave Route 66 behind and divert towards Maryland.  This was a first for both of us in the state of Missouri, known as the heart of the country for its location smack… Continue reading Food, family and more food – back in the Midwest!

Travels

A City of Resilience – Day 9

Our first impression of Oklahoma City was filled with adoration for its beautiful brick roads and inviting blocks of restaurants, shops and cafes, but after further  digging up this city's past, such adoration extends way beyond its surface-level beauty. We started the morning playing tourist, stopping at Coffee Slingers Roasters in downtown where Sean tried a fancy "Nitrane" cup of joe,… Continue reading A City of Resilience – Day 9

Food · Travels

When All We Have is Each Other: Day 8

Today was our biggest driving day yet, hitting the road from Albuquerque at 8:30 a.m. and pushing through until we got to Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. It was a long stretch much less about scenic sites and more about each other's company.  Everyone warned us that passing through Texas is the longest part, but I didn't… Continue reading When All We Have is Each Other: Day 8