The clock hands keep tick-tick-ticking on, and — as always — I struggle to remain on time.
How to Vacation Like the Caragan-Ballesteros Clan:
1) Choose a locale that is known for its foodie scene (e.g. Portland, Seattle, New York, San Diego).
Being married to a photographer has its benefits. One major benefit? Guaranteed, high-quality photo coverage of all the milestone events in my life, from holidays to family parties to weekend getaways.
My ultimate comfort food consists of something extra cheesy and warm and carb-heavy. The cheese is especially important when I’m dealing with a particularly stressful time.
Day 221 of 2016 fell during a particularly crazy time in my professional life.
I’ve been given two responsibilities for my dad’s 49th birthday: one, to simply get my butt from San Francisco to Vallejo in time for Thursday dinner; and, two, to get the birthday cake.
Unsurprisingly, in my youth, I was one of those individuals whose life was utterly transformed by Harry Potter.
I’ve never been an individual brimming with confidence. I think most people who have grown up with me or work with me or have seen me in my Performer Mode would be surprised to hear that I second-guess myself more often than not.
Preface: My family has a specific connotation for “birthday cake.” The root of our definition is steeped in a story that is much too personal and much too long to share on this platform — but, for the sake of context, I’d like to share our family’s definition with you…
Admittedly, that was a huge reason why we ended up adopting Henri a few months into our marriage: Reggie anticipated that he would be gone many weekends, so Henri would become my companion.