Sisterhood of the Childless and Childfree Coming to Cleveland

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Image courtesy of The NotMom Summit

I recently came across the NotMom Summit while browsing online. According to their site, the NotMom Summit is “The ONLY international conference for and about women without children by choice or by chance”. The name enough was intriguing but Continue reading

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Self-care Through Travel

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This is a tale of coming of age……….

Mine to be exact, in my thirties. Please don’t judge. I recently went on a trip sans Mr. Lenz, my first ever solo one. 5 whole days of vacation adulting on my own. I figured why not? With Mr. Lenz away for the week working and nothing tying me down to Dubai, I thought it was the perfect time to get away. Now in my culture Continue reading

Stolen moments


I need you to come sit near me even while my words push you away.
I need you to reverse the order yourself because to me it makes sense and I’m too excited.
I need you to hear, really hear me and not just listen, until our thoughts meet and greet along the way like two long-lost friends not bearing to escape the warm embrace, whispering “I get you”.
I need you to be.still.with.me.

Signed,

Mrs. “Apple I want a refund. No, I don’t want cash back, do you return time?” Smith

7 Things That Make it Hard to Leave Dubai

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Even if you’ve never visited or lived in Dubai, chances are that images of skyscrapers and luxurious living cross your mind at the mere mention of this desert city.

Personally, having lived here for nearly three years, I’ve found that it is more than that. Yes, it does epitomize excess and there’s no denying the stark contrasts in which the 2.8 million residents of the city live. However, I choose to see the beauty and what stands out to me is Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Putting off your Masters Education is Possibly the Best Idea Ever

So you’ve completed your undergraduate degree, congratulations! You probably want to take a minute to relish your accomplishments and catch up on sleep, but the incessant “What are you going to do with your life?” line of questioning from your family, peers, and that sweet cashier Dulce from the supermarket down the street won’t let you.

When is the Right Time to Pursue Your Masters Degree?

For most people, the next steps Continue reading

Well gosh darn – get you some self love stat!

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Raise your hand if you just loooove to constantly criticise……………………………….yourself. Find flaws, pick at things only you can see (no matter how hard you’ve tried to get that exasperated friend of yours to see too), listening to that annoying monkey in your head who never seems to have anything nice to say and so should really just zip it?

Yep, yep, yepitty yep and yep. Guilty as charged.

Here I was thinking I’ve been Continue reading