Posts in category "friends"

Friends empower us to lead with kindness

Friends empower us to lead with kindness
Friends lift you up on their shoulders figuratively and literally to help lead. My Mom unconditionally loves friends and cheers for them from every stage of her life. They’re our extended family who pack the church or ceremony location for weddings and funerals. Friends are loyal mentors and support systems who help each other problem... Read more »

My Mom's Irish soda bread recipe and other St. Patrick's Day traditions

My Mom's Irish soda bread recipe and other St. Patrick's Day traditions
Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun time of year regardless of your ethnic background and faith. You can skip the green beer and adult beverages and still have fun. It’s been a long winter. Green shamrocks mean spring is nearly here. 1) Bake and break bread with friends. Try my Mom’s Irish soda bread recipe.... Read more »

Why city living is better than suburban living

Why city living is better than suburban living
Trips to the suburbs make me nervous. It’s easy to get lost on expressways with confusing numbered lanes. If you miss your fancy country train, you’re out of luck. You are far from the skyscrapers, world famous museums and some of the best theater. Some suburbs are so remote; your cell may drop service. Gasp!... Read more »
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Dirty Dancing review of the Chicago Broadway Musical

Dirty Dancing review of the Chicago Broadway Musical
The 1980′s movie Dirty Dancing is a rite of passage. The Broadway musical is an ode to the story and music that is a blast for any fan. Many of my college best friends, another dear friend from work, and I saw Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage when it debuted in Chicago in... Read more »

Making a new friend can be just as awkward as dating

Making a new friend can be just as awkward as dating
You two may meet through mutual friends or family. Perhaps it’s a shared glance or nod during a meeting. Maybe you bump into each other at the grocery store or on the train to work. You like what you see.. You agree with what he or she says. You and this person share interests. You... Read more »

Odd Mom Out TV show broaches life truths

Odd Mom Out TV show broaches life truths
As soon as I saw the preview for the Bravo show Odd Mom Out, I wish I’d thought of that for my blog name. Who doesn’t sometimes feel like the odd mom out [or man] at times? This is a hilarious satire starring a poor rich girl on the Upper East Side of New York.... Read more »
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Making new friends in my 30's - all my fears

Making new friends in my 30's - all my fears
I had a ton of friends in my 20′s and didn’t think about it. Fast forward to 36 years of age, life seems more simple and yet still complicated… Making new friends got scary! I over-think things with friends a bit more… What if? We will be fast friends and then they’ll move to the... Read more »

Our French wedding guest experience

Our French wedding guest experience
Almost five years ago to date, we embraced our first and only French wedding guest experience. We were grateful for the opportunity to visit. First and foremost, we were happy for our dear friends. I met Sébastien about 15-years-ago through mutual friends in our twenties. He is from France and moved to the states after college.... Read more »

June 8th is national best friends day

June 8th is national best friends day
Happy National Best Friends Day! I read over the weekend in Real Simple magazine that it’s Monday, June 8th. I also stumbled on this William Shakespeare quote, “A friend is one that knows you are you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” So true! The... Read more »
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A glamping we will go

A glamping we will go
Camping is not my thing. I never went to camp as a kid. I’ve never slept in a tent. Long and behold, I am glamping this weekend with two of my college best friends. What is glamping you ask? I did… That’s glamorous camping. My husband reminded me that our good friends glamped up Mount... Read more »