Growth – Growing Up Half Indian

My family is multicultural and my children are have been raised to respect both their Indian and Hispanic culture and heritage. With much of their Indian family in India, we have visited often to see family and learn more about that side of the family. My son has been there three times, my daughter twice.…

2017 Recap – My Favorite Memories

Every year I write a post to recap the year. This year, like many, had its intense highs, and its dizzying lows. But at the end of the year, I’m a year older, a year wiser, and a more reflective of what I have experienced and achieved. Instead of giving you the top five posts…

2017 Favorites – 4 Generations Photo Shoot

In 2012, when I was 33 weeks pregnant with my second child (a very difficult pregnancy) my grandmother suffered a severe stroke. My doctors wouldn’t let me get on a plane, and it was one of the most stressful times in my pregnancy. I didn’t know if she would live to see my daughter and…

Hard Life Lessons Learned This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week started out like any other holiday weekend, with excitement for the upcoming holidays and travels. On Monday during the day I was making mental packing and to do lists while working, thinking about prepping for the long weekend ahead. Then I looked at my phone and saw my mom’s number. Thinking nothing of…

Thanksgiving in the Desert

“I’m going to be done with trial right around Thanksgiving and I want to go on a vacation. I’m thinking of getting a big house near Joshua Tree. Want to join us?” She showed me the house on Airbnb. Right in the heart of Palm Desert, four bedrooms. Sleeps 12. TVs in every room. Two…