Love and Marriage

A New Years Resolution

I adore New Years. It is one of my favorite holidays. The idea of starting anew is a beautiful concept, whether it is because we want to leave a year of pain and difficulty behind or because we are looking ahead to a year of bountiful blessings and joy. Change is exciting.  And, with this change comes the tradition… Continue reading A New Years Resolution

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How I celebrate Christmas outside of the church

My childhood holds fond memories of lighting the purple and pink advent candles and picking out an outfit for Christmas mass. As a kid, I went through the motions not necessarily understanding the deeper meaning of Christmas, or organized religion at large. But one thing I did take away was the gift of love and its ability to… Continue reading How I celebrate Christmas outside of the church

Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

Six things expectant moms are tired of hearing from experienced moms

I don't know what I would do without my network of inspiring super moms, but there are some common, repeated words of wisdom that I can do without as I near my third trimester.  You think you're tired now? Just wait:  Ok, we know we don't understand what we're getting into, but it is entirely… Continue reading Six things expectant moms are tired of hearing from experienced moms

pregnancy and parenthood

Survival guide for men: pregnancy edition

So much focus during pregnancy goes to the momma, but dads have some important new duties and expectations too – if they want to enjoy the next nine months. Here's my list of advice for dads to be, inspired partly by my husband and his reactions.  No, it's not the hormones: No matter what the circumstances are,… Continue reading Survival guide for men: pregnancy edition

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Traditional etiquette is very much alive, and millennials should learn it

From wondering if you're allowed to bring a plus one to your friend's wedding to hoping your text message counts as a formal RSVP, etiquette is incredibly important for us twenty-somethings navigating the decade of job interviews, weddings and baby showers galore. Yet, traditional etiquette has gotten somewhat lost in today's digital world, where we exchange texts more… Continue reading Traditional etiquette is very much alive, and millennials should learn it

Love and Marriage

6 things people in relationships must stop doing

Disclaimer: I am not a relationship expert. I am merely a wired optimist and writer who was a serial dater before becoming the first of my circle to marry. I tend to be that friend giving relationship advice – whether it’s good advice or not is certainly debatable.  Simply put, I love love. It's fascinating, beautiful… Continue reading 6 things people in relationships must stop doing

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Change is both a loss and a gain: especially when you leave paradise

Anyone who has moved, regardless of how far, has had to make the same adjustments. It starts with the perils of packing, making travel arrangements and house hunting.  Even after signing a lease, the chores continue, from visiting the DMV, updating your address, to meeting the neighbors (maybe), and finding your bearings with the help of Google Maps. But, leaving Hawaii has an additional layer… Continue reading Change is both a loss and a gain: especially when you leave paradise