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Helping Hands

When the news of us being pregnant and moving abroad had gotten out, my mother said, “You’re going to need help.” I curtly shot back, “Mom, please. Plenty of women before me have had babies and raised them and didn’t have ‘help’ – I’ll be fine.” When Rafa was born, my mom and grandmother were already here, helping us. When they left, they were leaving us with our nanny, Shelley. Thanks to her, I don’t remember the last time I really cleaned....

A Love Letter to NJ

My Dearest NJ, My Honeybee, Let me start this letter by saying that it was only when I left you that I realized how much I truly loved you. Sometimes, we people, don’t know what we have until it is gone. You have been a good friend throughout the years, a constant in my life, a place I go to to feel myself, the one place I could truly call home. You have been the source of many good times...

My Total Truths: #5 When Dogs Become the First Borns

My Total Truths: a series based a list of things that I know to be true and have served as mini life lessons in my experience.    # 5 – Dogs Make Good Pets but Even Better Children. When I got pregnant everyone kept telling me that the dogs would become less important because now I would have a real baby that would need taking care of. They would look at poor Jersey and tell him as he was getting picked up in my...