Category Archives: love

For Alexandra

My one and only daughter turns one year old today. I haven’t considered buying her a material gift, first off because she’s too young to appreciate anything that isn’t edible—and second, because she’ll be getting a whole lot of presents … Continue reading

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Defining Love

I never thought he’d ask me this soon, but yesterday, he did: “What is Love, mom?” My bilingual, inquisitive three-year-old, who already knows the meaning of four-syllable words such as, Esophagus, Stabilizer, and Paragliding, quizzed me on the simplest yet … Continue reading

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My Girl

Scanning blank pages on this new morning. White space to fill—not mine, but my daughter’s. This new life which has yet to be lived; days and milestones yet to be celebrated. Moments yet to be realized and treasured. A brand … Continue reading

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12 Gifts That Cost Nothing But Love (and a little effort!)

It’s fun getting expensive gifts, but the kind made with love are priceless. Continue reading

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Starting Over

CHANGE. It’s seemed to be the ever-present theme of my life. But especially, this last year. With change came movement; development; life. The last week has been another series of change. After one month in traffic-jammed Manila, we set out … Continue reading

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What I Learned Living in Italy without Internet

Maybe Dolce Vita–the sweet life–means doing what really matters. Continue reading

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Tears on the Lake

As a search and rescue operation ends in tragedy, I wonder how so many brave souls go on Continue reading

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Notes on Trading Security for Freedom

Being in the right place at the right time has nothing to do with luck. I believe it’s all about the choices you made getting there which allowed you to be in that moment, to experience that miracle. Getting together … Continue reading

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On Mood Swings and Mommyness

It’s hard work–but it’s worth it. Continue reading

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Crave

Sometimes, all we crave are moments, which the heart knows but cannot spell.

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