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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

Mother’s Day is my favorite day of the year. Not because we usually do something big and fancy… but because it’s the one day my kids know they need to step up and show me the love. And they do. Over the years I’ve cherished their sweet handmade cards, freshly picked flowers, misshaped pancakes, home-made gifts, and some store…

Covid-19 Pandemic: One Year Later

A year ago we all watched with horror as we came to grips with our new reality: the world was dealing with a deadly pandemic. Every single person across the globe has been impacted and suffered in some fashion; this pandemic has changed pretty much everything. Our college freshman packed up his dorm with 24 hours notice and flew cross country to shelter at home…

Systemic Racism: Dr. Naina Mahngar, Oncologist

Medicine has long been a male-dominated field. But that is changing. Women now account for 36.8% of physician’s according to census data, and 33% of medical oncologists are women. However they still encounter disbelief of their profession on a daily basis. Racist and sexist bias against patients is a prevalent issue, but often overlooked is the existence of racist and sexist…

7 Ways to Help a Student Athlete Manage an Injury

It’s every parent’s nightmare watching your student athlete sustain an injury playing a sport they love. After the panic and relief that your child is ‘ok’ wears off, the reality starts to set in, and you may have feelings of helplessness because you can’t ‘fix’ the situation. Student athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries…

10 Best Museums in London

If museums and culture are your jam, you’re in luck. With over 170 museums in London, there’s something for everybody, and the best part is the majority of them are free. It was difficult to choose my ten favorite museums in London, but here goes (full disclosure, I haven’t visited all 170!) 1. British Museum I absolutely love the…

Greenwich London: 7 Reasons to Visit!

When you’re in England, trying to choose from the staggering list of places to visit, you definitely won’t regret spending a few hours in Greenwich, London, to escape the hectic pace of Central London. Greenwich is a vibrant borough in London on the south bank of the River Thames. Greenwich Park is situated on a hilltop with the most stunning views…

Pop Up Screens: Immersive Cinema in London

Are you looking for something fun and ‘Covid safe’ to do this holiday season? I think I may have just the activity for you. Pop Up Screens have launched their immersive cinema festive season, beginning with the ‘Forbidden Forest Cinema’ just in time for Halloween, and ‘Christmas in the Snow’ to celebrate Christmas. Pop Up Screens are one of…

Windsor: 10 Things To Know Before You Visit

We love London, but there’s so much more to the UK to explore. If you hop on a train you can experience some of the UK’s most historic sites and beautiful landscapes. A visit to Windsor is an ABSOLUTE must! Castles are perhaps the most iconic places to absorb the impressive history of the British monarchy. Windsor Castle has been the home of…

Up at The O2 (London) Climb

Since we are living in London for a few months, we are determined to explore this beautiful city inside and out. We were excited to have the opportunity to tick something off of our London Bucket List… we were going to climb ‘Up at The O2.’ The O2 is a large entertainment district located right next to the river Thames on the…

Afternoon Tea in London: Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel

Afternoon tea is a quintessential English tradition of sitting down around 4pm for an afternoon treat of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake. The taking of afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon since her evening meal was served around eight o’clock, leaving…