Breast Pump vs Actual Baby as Travel Buddy: A Scientific Review

Babies cry. Breast pumps don’t. Babies are cute. Breast pumps aren’t. These are among the various factors you may consider if you are ever lucky enough to be in a position to choose between taking along a nursling or a pump as your air travel companion. I’ve broken down the pros and cons of each […]

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37 Things I’m Grateful For (Part 3)

Welcome back (or welcome, period if you’re new here!) to my Birthday Gratitude Series. If you missed the earlier installments, they’re here and here. As you may have noted, I started celebrating my birthday several days before the actual day (which was Wednesday). On Wednesday I treated myself to a facial at Creme De La […]

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Traveling with my Toddler: Heaven is Having My Lap to Myself

This holiday season an amazing thing happened. I enjoyed air travel with my toddler. I even read a few chapters of my book on the plane. See, I used to love planes. I loved everything about air travel. I liked to buy a magazine, a processed snack and a $4 bottle of water at the […]

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Why Real Parents Don’t Round: Air Travel With a Toddler

“Don’t touch my eyes.” “Quick, do a Google Image search for pigs!” “That’s my neck. Gentle on my neck.” “Why are you showing me Wheat Thins?  She asked for GOLD. FISH.“ “WHY WON’T WUBZY LOAD!?” “I SAID don’t touch my neck.” These are some of the comments I made on a  flight back from California […]

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Nu(vi) Love

When love comes, it brings a sense of hope, possibility, and promise for the future. It comforts you like an old afghan wrapped snugly around your shoulders and a cup of chamomile tea in front of a crackling fire. Its whisper is subtle but unmistakable, like April’s breeze blowing through the windows, filling your home […]

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Travel Diary

Sunday 6am: Alarm goes off. Do not press snooze for once and think “OhMyGodTodayIsTheDay.” Get up and get ready to go. 7:20: Feel evidence is mounting in favor of existence of god/higher power, considering everything fit in the car and rearview mirror is functional. 7:25 Shed a few tears in front hall while bidding mom […]

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