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The Jerkiest of Jerk Chicken

When E and I were in the Dominican Republic last month, we did our fair share of island-inspired cooking. We whipped up shrimp curry a few times, paella with spiny lobster (which you could find down there simply by swimming out a few yards from shore), and pasta with fresh local vegetables. Our favorite dish was a […]

Things I Learned While Traveling with a Newborn, Part 3

We made it. Four weeks in the Caribbean. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m sad to leave. (GASP! SHOCK! “Didn’t you make me switch flights back three weeks ago?!” says husband.) Overall, traveling with a newborn was easier than I teed it up for. The baby loved her time by the beach—she went in the […]

Things I Learned While Traveling With a Newborn, Part 2

Somehow, we survived week one of our first vacation traveling with a newborn without hurting the baby, or ourselves. We arrived in the Dominican Republic with baby and bags, and set up camp quickly after a massive shopping trip at La Sirena (their local super store, like Wal-Mart). But our marriage was tested like never before under the […]

Things I Learned While Traveling With a Newborn, Part 1

Just a few weeks into parenthood, E wanted to take Q and I on a trip so we could spend a month of unobstructed quality family time together. Many thought we were crazy to take our little one out of the country before my maternity leave was up. “She’s so small!” “What about her ears […]

Tips on Traveling While Pregnant

Pregnancy did not keep me from traveling wherever I wanted. My last trip while pregnant was to San Francisco around Labor Day. At 31 weeks pregnant, and 9 weeks away from my due date, my doctor said I was good to go for the flight, but the cutoff for air travel was generally 32 weeks […]

Bright Lights, Big City

I took this photo of the Freedom Tower and Brooklyn Bridge last weekend while watching the supermoon. With Hurricane Joaquin supposedly headed this way, we may not see this clear of a nighttime view for a while.  

And We’re Back!

Hi there! Sorry for the lack of posting over the time of our mini book tour. We were doing some crazy running around, and then we also had some slight technical difficulties with the site. All is well now. So, what have ya missed? Well, we did some really great book signings in New York, […]

The 300 Wedding: The Highlight Reel

photo by Gina Francesca Photography and Design Wow. The 300 wedding was the absolute most fun I’ve ever had in my life!

Road Trippin’ and Donut Dip-pin

Fine, the Patriots won. Congrats. Guess now would be a good time to discuss one of my last trips to Pats Nation. When E and I were in Vermont the other weekend, our friend/devoted reader Charlene T.  suggested we stop off at Donut Dip in Springfield, MA.

Road Trip!

photo credit: Shutterstock This weekend, E and I are hitting the road.

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