Home is Where You Throw Your Dirty Laundry on the Floor

The boxes are (mostly) unpacked, the pictures are hung, and my husband’s dirty clothes are discarded all over the floor.  We are home.It has not been an easy past two weeks....more

Our Journey Back to Family

Fifteen years have passed since planes hit the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. And our family has never been the same since. We began as the United States of America. Now, we’re something else. Instead of the tragedy of 9/11 bringing us together, helping us to remember that we’re one family, it seems that we began a downward spiral that we haven’t yet recovered from....more

Eat: Our journey with eating and food

At the root of it all ...more

Embracing Change Without Suffering

Mike Robbins...more

Pets are your Family- Do not treat them like an Object

On daily basis, we come across many people who treat their pets more like a possessions rather than a living being and this keeps on irritating us all the times. Of course, seeing a live breathing and feeling creature being treated like a disposable entity hurts everyone to the core. Dogs, and cats, are one of the most faithful and beloved pets that everyone, at some point of time, wishes to own. However, they come with lots of responsibilities and duties that we often overlook at the times of purchase or adoption....more

Two or More: My Experience as a Jewish & Jamaican Woman

I was born in New York City to a Jewish-Belgian mother and a Jamaican father. When I was little, I moved to Belgium, but spent at least two months each year with my family in New York, or Jamaica, or Israel. I have three younger brothers with whom I’m very close, but not one of us shares two of the same parents. Three of us are from the same father, two of us share a mother....more

The Best Book to Bust Boredom on Road Trips with Kids

  This is one of those; when I was kid beginnings.  When I was kid, my sister and I, would pile into my parents Bronco or Suburban with a few books and our imaginations and head out for our annual 12 hour summer road trip from Northern BC to Kelowna to visit my grandparents. When I was older I actually had a walkman to listen to music....more

Catching Up and Getting Ahead

Over the next two days I will be trying to catch up and get ahead on some posts. Back in April, we found out that my dad had cancer off the esophagus. Since then, he has been through chemotherapy and radiation treatments that has hopefully done away with the cancer, but has left him with part of his esophagus dead. On Monday, August 29th, he will be having surgery. The surgeons will take out the part of his esophagus, and surrounding tissues, that are dead and reattach his stomach to what is left of his esophagus. They will analyze the removed tissue to ensure all the cancer is gone....more

The Beauty Of Stranger Things

Is anyone watching Stranger Things?  I just finished watching it with the kiddo (hi, I have a 16 year old son who will henceforth be called "the kiddo") and we both LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!  First of all don't worry, this post will be 100% spoiler free, second of all if you haven't watched it yet get to it!  Anyhoo, there are a bunch of reasons I loved it.  First it's an amazing throwback to the 80s movies I grew up with, the cast is amazing, it's warm, heartfelt, funny, and scary all at the same time, and most importantly (at least to me) is that I can watch it with the ...more

5 Things To Consider When Loving A Man With Kids From A Previous Relationship

 It was my first day at my new job. I was drinking coffee in the break room, when I overheard my new co-worker talking about being a step parent. "Being a step parent is awesome, because you don't have to be a real parent." "Excuse me?" I thought. How could someone be so ignorant? I love being a step mom! It was that moment when I realized that loving a man who has kids from a previous relationship is not for everyone....more