Africa

Growing up in small town Ontario, Canada, I was always the little girl who dreamed of seeing the world. Always wondering what was beyond my backyard, beyond the town limits, beyond Ontario, beyond Canada. I knew early on that my life would take me to all sorts of places. How could it not with such…

A 4th of July in Good Company

Yesterday, we endulged our senses and spent a lovely Fourth of July in excellent company, eating and drinking merrily as we chatted and played with our wee ones. Accompanied by their dear friends who have been visiting from England, we passed the holiday with the Heaths, our friends here in New York, eating lunch, visiting…

30 Minutes or Less: My search for a blog niche is finally over!

In constant attempt to learn, develop and improve my blog, I found I was always arriving at the same advice: zero in on a niche; broadness will be the death of your blog! It didn’t take a rocket scientist to see that my blog was as broad as Texas. And while I am primarily writing…

1 Year Young

Today marks one year that I embarked upon my little pet project: My Little Kitchen Project. It was born amidst one of the most difficult periods of my life, but gave me comfort, perspective and a creative outlet that I had been so desperately craving. I had taken a leave of absence from my adventures…

Family First

As I write this, my little family and I are on our way to Montreal from Toronto where we approach the final step of our American Green Card process. As most of you may already know, for the past year, we have been temporarily situated in Toronto, Canada, awaiting this very moment. There were some…

Chloe in Nonna’s Kitchen

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Denis Waitley

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,…

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❤️!