Mom shaming is toxic and it needs to STOP!

mom shaming needs to stop

You’re in the grocery store and you see a young mother with a mortified look on her face as her normally sweet toddler has a meltdown in the middle of the aisle. What do you do? Do you say something? Do you offer advice? Do you stay quiet, silently judging? Do you smile encouragingly to the overwhelmed mother? Do you … Read More

A letter to my younger self | Life lessons for your 20s

A letter to my younger self: Hi Jessica, This is your future 30-year old self. As I write this letter I celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary watching our two small children breathe peacefully as they nap. Life is as different as you could imagine at your young age. You are getting ready to embark on the journey of life, leaving … Read More

Where do you call home?

Where do you call home? - Our Global Love

One of the most common questions anyone gets when traveling is “where are you from” or “where do you call home?” Personally, I find that question so difficult to answer. I never really felt any true affinity to where I grew up. I was always ready to get out at the first chance I got (the rural Northeast in the … Read More

Four Reasons to NOT Visit Kathmandu

Recently, we decided to take a jaunt to Kathmandu. Having never visited Nepal before, I was excited to see this city with everything I had heard about it. Granted the city is quite large, but like most tourists we ended up in Thamel–the tourist hub of the city. While we enjoyed our time in the city we were certainly ready to … Read More

Being in an interracial relationship

So a new found interest of mine is to browse the website Buzzfeed. I probably am on that site way more than I should be. Recently the site has had quite a few posts regarding interracial relationships. Interracial relationships can be defined in many different ways. While I prefer to use the term intercultural to define my relationship, interracial is … Read More