October 2018

Holiday Cards 2018: Choosing the Perfect Card

I love holiday traditions and one of our family traditions is sending annual holiday cards to our friends and family.  I also love receiving Christmas cards each year from friends and family that feature photos of them. I love the reminder of what they look like, where they’ve been, and seeing how much their kids have grown in the past year.
Last year…

Visiting Penguin Place With Kids in Dunedin, New Zealand

Our visit to Penguin Place, a private conservation reserve in Dunedin, New Zealand, was an unforgettable highlight, offering close encounters with the world’s most endangered penguin, the Yellow Eyed Penguin, through a unique system of man-made trenches. Despite the challenging terrain and the need for reservations due to controlled visitor numbers, the experience of mingling closely with these remarkable birds and observing other…

Breast Cancer is an analogy for the Malibu Triathlon

I competed in the 2016 Malibu Triathlon. I was asked to be part of a relay team by my fantastic reconstructive surgeon, who sponsored a team.  Each year her office has dedicated this event to the strong women their practice has been privileged to care for – all breast cancer survivors. These survivors inspire others with their courage, perseverance, and ability to remain … Read on…

5 Reasons to Visit Halong Bay, Vietnam With Kids

Exploring Halong Bay with kids unveils a magical world where emerald waters meet mystical limestone islands, creating a playground of natural wonders that spark the imagination of young and old alike. This UNESCO World Heritage site, just a stone’s throw from Hanoi, offers families an unforgettable adventure through its serene landscapes, captivating caves, and legendary tales of dragons, making a visit to Halong Bay…