My Life

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

I have a degree in Civil Engineering, with a focus on Environmental Engineering and spent 10 years working with sewage and garbage management in the Caribbean I love chocolate, but when I was pregnant I couldn’t stand it. In fact for a few months, the only thing I could stand […]

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Slow Living Our Way

As we speed towards the Holiday season (some would say we’re already there), I feel myself wanting to be more mindful and to practice Slow Living even more. What is Slow Living? Slow Living means structuring your life around meaning and fulfillment. Similar to “voluntary simplicity” and “downshifting,” it emphasizes […]

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8 Books| Have read, about to read

I’m a voracious reader. Always have been. As a child my family knew to mainly give me books for gifts. Sometimes my cousins would even use books to bribe me to get to play games with them! My reading dropped off in the early years with Kieran, but over the […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

It feels like our vegetable garden is progressing very slowly this year. I think we may have gotten started a bit late, based on the other flourishing gardens I see around. Or maybe, we just don’t know what we’re doing? I took a walk around with the camera for a […]

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I am Not An Entertainment Committee

A few days ago I read this article on Huffington Post: I’m Done Making My Kid’s Childhood Magical. The title alone resonated with me, and as I read what Bunmi Laditon had to say, I found myself nodding along with each sentence. These two sentences in particular leaped off the […]

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On Gardening and Les Saints de Glace

There’s a legend in France and other parts of Europe about Les Saints de Glace (Ice Saints), whose feast days are May 11th-13th. The story goes that farmers would invoke these saints to prevent a late frost from destroying their seedlings.  It’s still a pervading legend, and many people won’t […]

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