Child Friendly Wedding Venues

Weddings are a family affair. Unless you are having a black-tie affair, you should expect to have children at the wedding. Sadly, over the past few decades, weddings that have become more elaborate, expensive and lengthy have excluded children from joining the celebration. If you do want to have kids at your wedding, here are a couple of things you should ask yourself before choosing the venue:Is it safe for children? ...more
I would also recommend bringing games, toys and activities for the kids and hiring some ...more

Delaying Marriage is Not a Trend, it’s a Fact

By: Wendy Castellanos-WolfAs a woman in her thirties, I should be going to baby showers more than weddings, but that is definitely not the case. According to an article by Irin Carmon titled “I do…Or Don’t I,” people are waiting longer to get married....more

What's in a Name?

The other day, one of my oldest friends, who is also getting married, told me she recently practiced her new signature, with her new last name.After years of doodling in school notebooks my name paired with the last name of the my latest infatuation, you would think that I would be dying to scribble my new name, complete with little hearts surrounding it.The thing is, I won’t have a new name....more

Spend Less Save More: 2013 Countdown to Christmas 37 Days: Black Friday Online

Sunday, November 17, 20132013 Countdown to Christmas 37 Days:  Black Friday Online...more

The promise ring

My family has many wonderful memories. As with so many families in the 80s, we were brought up by a single mother. Her life was devoted only to us and that is the best present anyone can give. My mother is a very special person who has taught me to become an up-standing human being and a devoted mother. She is the reason I am the mother that I am today. Today we were invited to have dinner at her house to decorate the Christmas tree. If there is anyone that loves Christmas, it is her....more

Spend Less Save More: 2Countdown to Christmas – 44 days Avoid the stress of Holiday Meals

Sunday November 10, 20132013 Countdown to Christmas – 44 days Avoid the stress of Holiday MealsWhat to do to avoid the stress of preparing a large family meal? First of all decide if that is what you want to do or if it’s time to start a small family tradition. If you decide the large gathering is for you break it down to what you need what you want and what others can do to make the day go smoothly....more

I Married For Love, Not A Green Card

I took my son for a haircut last week. I hadn't met the hairdresser before. After a little bit of chit-chat, she asked me where I came from and how I ended up here. This is a question I get asked all the time; I have an accent that immediately gives me away. In the last decade, my story has changed. It is getting longer and more challenging to sum up in a few polite sentences....more
CatB478 I think it's perfectly fine to ask where people come from! I am curious as well, even if ...more

The weddings.

We were wed nine months apart.  Same church.Same minister.Same hall.Same food.Same DJ.Same relatives.Some of the same friends. Mine was first.It was a fall wedding.Black and white.  Elegant.  Classy. Her’s, was the following spring.Floral.  Purple and pink.  Gorgeous.  Romantic.  Our dresses were completely different. She fit straight from the rack and looked beautiful....more