What To Expect After Double Mastectomy: Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1 and 2 post double mastectomy were by far the worst. The pain was unbearable and the anesthesia slowly moved through her body. Read more here…

What To Expect On Double Mastectomy Day

This is ‘Hot Hubby’ taking over the blogging for the day.
Making the decision to have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis is terrifying. Here’s what you can expect during surgery…

Top 5 Reasons To Visit Lhasa, Tibet with Kids

Tibet is one of the most interesting places we have ever visited.  We have all seen the oppression from the Chinese government on TV, but to see and witness it first hand was fascinating, if not a little unsettling…

Breast Cancer: 5 tips to survive PET/CT and Bone Scans

“Mom, what does it feel like to be radioactive, is it cool!?!?” – Julian age 10

My oncologist was able to get a baseline PET scan and body scans authorized by my insurance company (yes, the insurance companies often deny these as they are very costly… WTF), to check my whole body for ‘hot-spots’.  Not to be confused with…

10 Reasons You Should Visit Iguazu Falls With Kids

Iguazu Falls are unlike any other waterfall on earth, and straddle the Argentinean and Brazilian border.  Read more to see why Iguazu Falls should be on your bucket list…

Breast Cancer Husband: One Year Later

A unique perspective on cancer recovery from a husband’s point of view. This powerful blog post reflects on the challenges and emotions faced during the journey of recovery after a double-mastectomy…

The Best Reasons to Camp In The Sahara Desert With Kids

Trekking to a camp site in the middle of the Sahara Desert via camel, and sleeping in a tent under the milky way in the dead silence,  was one of the most memorable and magical experiences ever.  Definitely the highlight of our Morocco trip and was literally the stuff movies and dreams are made of…

The Best Things To Do In Delhi, India With Kids

We visited Delhi with kids for the final leg of our summer 2017 adventure in Nepal and Bhutan. It felt as though we’d been on the road for ages, yet we were all eager to see what Delhi had to offer. We checked into the hotel and walked around the local neighborhood looking for food (see a pattern here)!

The Magic of Tuk-Tuks…

5 Amazing Reasons to Visit Beijing with Kids

After a ton of research, we were ready to see the best of Beijing! We had our smog masks and hand sanitizers ready. However, I don’t think any amount of research could have prepared us for the smog, the intense traffic congestion, and the number of people in Beijing spitting on the ground.  In fact you need to be very very comfortable with your…

Shark Diving in Cape Town: 11 Things to Know

We debated shark cage diving for an upcoming South Africa trip. The boys desperately wanted to do it, and the mom voice in my head said ‘are you f-ing crazy?!?’ Regardless, at our family meeting, I was outvoted and we had shark cage diving as a line item on our South African itinerary.  Read what happened…