Similar to the difference of getting sick pre- and post-baby, there are striking differences when traveling pre- and post-baby. Of course, no one enjoys the long lines and inevitable delays that come with airport travel, especially around the holidays, but there is nothing quite like adding young children to the mix. READ MORE
My country is beautiful; it is one of the most biodiversified countries in the world; it produces amazing coffee and breathtaking emeralds. It does not get any seasons, being so close to the Equator, but it is blessed to have all the climates and weather the whole time, from the snowy Andes Mountains, to the always-hot Caribbean coast. And it is a developing country. READ MORE
Watching American TV shows was one of the only things my husband and I had in common about our childhoods. We grew up in very different neighborhoods, were interested in different things and didn’t speak each other’s languages until our early twenties.
While we’re both Europeans, he is French and I am Finnish, and there’s about 1500 miles and a big change of mentality in between. READ MORE
When my hubby extended himself by spending some time on Amazon.com and ordering us a book on attachment parenting, far into our pregnancy, I reacted as any swollen, hormonal, hemorrhoid toting, carpel tunnel syndromed, sleep deprived, way-too-old-to- be-pregnant wife would: READ MORE
Girl goes on exchange to a strange country, where she knows absolutely no one. She is excited, thrilled, and a little nervous about what she’ll encounter there. Girl sees boy on her very first day at university. Girl sits next to boy and introduces herself. READ MORE
Italians love their sweets. For breakfast it’s always, always dolce. You cannot find a plain croissant in Rome. Most are stuffed with jam or custard, and if you ask for a plain one it’s been glazed with sugar—because why would you eat it otherwise? And for treats throughout the day? Well, of course, more dolce. READ MORE