Archive for May 2014

That Time I Almost Got Stuck In Mexico

That Time I… is a (kind-of) weekly installment celebrating the unexpected and amusing that can happen when travelling. This cautionary tale comes from the US/Mexico border… I’ll set the scene- my first ever spring break from college. Me and three friends from school. Sunshine in Los Angles, the beach, Disneyland, and a quick stop to... Read more »

Start Your Summer With Old Bay

If you’ve spent any time in the Mid-Atlantic or with someone from the area, you’ve probably heard of Old Bay. This spice blend of celery salt, red pepper, black pepper, paprika, and other goodies has been a Maryland institution for over 70 years and is still produced there. While it’s widely distributed around the country... Read more »

That time I was locked out of the car at Old Faithful

That Time I… is a (sometimes) weekly installment celebrating the unexpected and amusing that can happen when travelling. This tale comes from the wilds of Wyoming… It was the summer after I graduated from college and I had just finished up an internship in Seattle. After enjoying a summer of boating, sunsets at 9 p.m.,... Read more »
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I can fat shame just fine on my own, thank you.

I can fat shame just fine on my own, thank you.
I was trolling the internet for things to get riled up about poking around ChicagoNow when I came across this post titled “When Will Obese People Not Infringe On My Seat?”. That headline totally caught my eye. Well done on the clickability factor. I included the link to the post above so that people could... Read more »

How To Make Ceviche When You're Missing Mexico

How To Make Ceviche When You're Missing Mexico
Almost a year ago I was in Mexico visiting family and celebrating the a wonderful wedding. Man, have I missed it. There was so much to love about the Jaltemba Bay and Puerto Vallarta area, including the amazing fresh seafood. One of my favorite meals on that trip was at a beachfront restaurant in Los... Read more »

Letters to a New Mom: From Your Non-Mom Friend

Dear New Mom Friend, First of all, let me say congratulations and how excited I am for you. I know how much your baby is loved and wanted. I am thrilled. I know in my heart of hearts that you will excel as a mother. Your compassion, support, and love have already made you a... Read more »
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Where Your Mom Really Wants To Go For Mother's Day

Tara at <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/red-company/">Red & Company</a> and Caitlin at <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/wee-windy-city/">Wee Windy City</a> envision a great day or night out in Chicago, whether it's drinks at the Signature Room or a treatment at the Pennisula Spa.
“What do you want to do for Mother’s Day?” is the question heard ’round the country this week. I’ve asked it many times myself, usually with the response of “I really want us to get our family portraits at Sears this year.” And then my sister and I ended up complaining so much about how... Read more »