Tag: family

Topics you apparently shouldn’t discuss with your mother-in-law

love and wine

Earlier this winter, Craig and I went to his parent’s place to get our cars fixed and winter tires put on. My father-in-law is a mechanic, which (I gotta be honest) was one of the reasons why I married my husband… just after money and has nice eyebrows (kidding). While the guys were in the …

Continue reading

4 Lessons I learned growing up poor

money can't buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a mercedes than a bicyle

By no means am I a “money expert” nor do I claim to know the best way to be financially successful. I’ve always tried to be a good saver, and a lot of my learnings probably came from being a former poor kid. But stretching a dollar wasn’t all I learned growing up poor. Here …

Continue reading

5 Annoying things you hear when you say, “I don’t want kids”

quotes about not having kids

It’s no secret that couples today are waiting until later in life to have children in order to focus on their careers or travel the world. Other than the occasional “don’t wait too long” comment, these couples usually don’t get much criticism for their decision to wait. But when someone asks me about children, I …

Continue reading

Why do relatives feel “entitled” to be part of people’s weddings?

quotes about family, family quotes, quotes about true family

“Weddings are a celebration of love between 2 people,” most would say. But I bet behind that blanket statement, they’ve had a couple of other thoughts cross their mind: Great opportunity to get drunk on someone else’s dime. As soon as people hear “weddings” they usually think of the bachelor / bachelorette parties, engagement parties, …

Continue reading

Things kids can get away with… that adults would be judged for if we did in public

kid picking his nose

A few weeks ago, I had 2 back-to-back evenings surrounded by friends and family who have small kids. As the adults were drinking and chatting, the school aged kids were playing while the babies and toddlers were mostly fussing. As a people watcher, I couldn’t help but observe the way kids behave around adults. The …

Continue reading

Can we really do it all? What I’m learning about work life balance

Can a career-driven woman manage countless projects, promotions, a department and executives’ expectations and still hold on to her sanity? Can she come home at the end of a 10-hour work day and have the energy to make dinner, clean the kitchen and complete all the other domestic duties that come with wifehood? The short …

Continue reading

Why I decided not to have a wedding

I probably caught the attention of many friends who have been waiting anxiously for us to set a date. Ladies, don’t hold your breath. 🙂 Most girls dream of the day their Prince Charming gets on one knee and proposes to spend the rest of their lives together. They mentally plan out every detail of …

Continue reading

Me, a “family” person? Yeah right!

My summer and fall were quite eventful with family parties, birthdays, weddings, family visits and other such get-togethers among those that share the same last name. This is the last name that I will eventually assume as my fiancée and I get ready to be married. Ask any of my friends if I typically do the …

Continue reading