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Talk to Them Early & Often: How to Address Sexual Assault

Today’s post isn’t easy or fun, but I just feel compelled to start a conversation and do what I can to not only protect my daughter, but any parent or child who needs support and guidance on this extremely difficult topic. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and there was a stat I read recently that 93% of victims know their …

How to Handle a Medical Emergency Abroad

As you guys might have seen, the whole family took a trip to Punta Cana back in March. I’d been dying to go to this part of the Dominican Republic for a while, so when Spiro suggested we go to kick off spring, you know I was down. We packed up Zelda and headed south for

The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Las Vegas Travel Guide

For as long as I can remember, I've loved Vegas. I mean, who doesn't? The people watching is unlike anywhere else, you can find phenomenal food at any hour, let loose, lay by the pool most months of the year, see amazing shows, and obviously be entertained the entire time. It's a city that quite literally never sleeps …

St. Patrick’s Day at the Swissôtel

If you’re a regular reader, you most likely know the Swissôtel has become our home away from home in the city. We have celebrated so many special occasions here and continue to create memories in unexpected ways. Before I headed out of town for vacation I wanted to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day alongside a few of my girlfriends. …

How One Person Can Stop the World

Earlier this week, my family and I received a small gift from one of our neighbors who is an acquaintance. We see each other in the elevator, exchange hellos and are always smiling when we talk to this person. I’ve always told Spiro this woman has to be the nicest person in the world and in my household, …

The Power of Pink Hair

We’ve all heard the saying, “Let children be children,” but in an ever-changing society, what does that even mean anymore? It’s been a difficult week. I’ve spent a lot of time processing the idea of sending my child off to school and it is absolutely terrifying. Seeing bulletproof vests and shields and reading about different evacuation and lockdown drills on …

Three Reasons to Love More on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is in less than 24-hours away and if you haven’t done anything, don’t worry because most people haven’t either. The beautiful thing about Valentine’s Day is that it is a day about celebrating love. It doesn’t matter who you’re celebrating – it could be your partner, your children, a teacher, a crossing guard or simply yourself. You can …

3 Reasons Why Your Child Should Spend Time Without Mom

Recently, Spiro decided he wanted to enroll Zelda in a class with the idea that this would be their special time together. He researched classes (a total miracle in my household since I do 99% of the planning) and came to me with an idea. At this point, I was game for anything he wanted to do, aside from skydiving, …

Zelda Takes the Waldorf Astoria Chicago

At the end of last year I set a goal to elevate everyday tasks. Even if it was only a little bit, I knew it would make my experiences more meaningful. I knew it wouldn’t be possible every time or for every task, but I wanted to break up the mundaneness of the things we always do.   

The Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s Greektown

In a fast paced world that is always changing, Spiro and I think it's important for Zelda have a strong understanding of her heritage. Many adults don't have a good grasp on where they came from, so we decided it was something we wanted to introduce Zelda to at a young age. Learning about your family and where you came …
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