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A Pandemic Quarantine Anniversary

When my boyfriend started suggesting date night ideas for our upcoming fifth anniversary of our first date, COVID-19 wasn’t yet a global pandemic. The threat of the new coronavirus hadn’t yet closed schools, canceled events or shut down restaurants for dining in. We were free to plan a fun night out without worrying about quarantines […] Read more…

How Trader Joe’s Helps This Busy Working Mom

I’m busy. Everyone I know is busy. And when life is busy, we all do the best we can to knock out the must-dos and compromise on the rest. The past few months I’ve been shuffling work, my son’s high school track meets, my daughter’s softball practices and games, my own exercise routines, pets, laundry, […] Read more…

3 Places to Go for Cherry Blossom Viewing

I never paid much attention to trees or flowers. Sure, I’ve always loved the significance of blooming flowers as a sign that winter’s end is near. But it wasn’t until my first spring season in Japan that I truly fell in love with a tree: the cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms, or sakura as they’re called […] Read more…

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