5 Reasons Why a Mama Needs a Weekend with her Best Friend

A couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of having one of my best friends come visit me from out of town. It’s a very rare occasion as I have lived abroad for the past 9 years and only now do I find myself living at a closer distance. I, having 2 small children,…

Canja Portuguese Chicken Soup

Like most Canadians, I come from a family who at some point immigrated to this great country. I am a first generation Canadian, born to two parents who were born on the beautiful island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, Portugal.  Being Portuguese by heritage, Canadian by birth and Italian by marriage blesses me with…

Married to Triathlon

It’s 4am, and the alarm sounds. Am I dreaming? I can’t gather my senses just yet. I turn over and see that no glimmer of light peeks through the curtain. I see my husband sitting at the hotel room table. He’s eating a bowl of… something… I can’t make it out, a piece of toast…

Hello from Cuba!

Hello all!! We managed to depart in the middle of a Canadian snowstorm!! Living and loving in sunny Cuba! We are extremely disconnected here. I managed to connect for this very moment just to let you all know that we arrived well and are doing aaaaaalriiiight! Enjoying the “disconnection” (article to come!) Happy Valentine’s Day❤️!

It All Began With Risotto

Risotto, my go-to dish on a crisp day in autumn or in the depth of winter. It’s a meal that will surely leave anyone figuratively and literally satisfied. However, risotto for me symbolizes so much more. Risotto represents an epic chapter in my life: my adventures in Italy, and the moment my culinary journey began….

The Ultimate Rude Awakening: From One Child to Two

For a lot of people, the moment their first child is born is the moment their life changes forever. And while the same could also be said for myself, the real rude awakening came when baby #2 arrived. Before Chloe, my firstborn, people would tell me just how difficult it was going to be, being…

This is me.

  My name is Angela and today is the first day of the rest of my life. Today is the day that I have decided to reinvent myself, once again. I am a married mother of two children, aged 2 1/2 and 5 months. I am currently living in the great city of Toronto but…