On to the next one…

One of my goals this year was to be more flexible with my routine. Most of my life I have been very strict with my routines and noticed that to an extent it was good when I was single but just didn’t work now that I have a family. So top on my list of 12 goals for this year, I added “Be more flexible with routines and learn to use time effectively”. With PD’s recent job loss, I’ve had to rearrange my day. The first couple of days were strange but once I found my new balance, things seem to be better now.  I think I was most scared to see the mental impact of a job loss unfold because I have been through it myself, so I began to make changes and take action to help my husband embrace his new change in life. These are a few of the most important things I think a partner should do to help move on to bigger and better things post job loss. Continue reading

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Hurdles and Glories of Life, according to a triathlete

As I was getting ready for bed last night, I had a conversation with PD about the similarities between triathlons, transitions and life. I thought that this would be a great way to explain changes, perseverance, learning from mistakes and glory to our daughter Issy some day. If you are not familiar with what goes on in a triathlon, this will get you started. Continue reading

Losing a leg, and ice climbing

A while back while our blog was just starting I wrote this post labour-day-weekend-and-a-little-about-legs/ .

It has been an eventful week here, with the removal of a leg. That being my day job, where i worked in Wall St. Apparently 200,000 or so fell into this fate last year FT-Life After Wall Street, for a read about how some are coping (or not) with this change. Continue reading

Glamping and camping with baby

I remember a big portion of my childhood being outdoors. We use to spend most if not all our weekends hanging out at the park, the zoo, the beach, museums, outdoor markets, you name it. But then, having grown up in San Diego where the weather is so nice all year round, it’s a lot easier to enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer. Continue reading

Oh You Pretty Thing

Don’t you know you’re driving your Mamas and Papas insane!!

Don’t you just love Davie Bowie? I know we do here. Recently our little Issy has reached a whole new level of fitness, charisma, magic abilities, and ingenuity. At 22 going on 23 months old, she’s in baby years a seasoned little thing. I see so much of myself and PD in her personality that it tends to freak me out at times. I for instance was quite the bully and mischievous girl, and I’ve been told that PD was the same (minus the bullying, he’s very sweet). Continue reading

Val-En-Tine

How did you spend your Valentines day? This year PD and I celebrated our 4th Valentines Day. First year, we were just a few months into dating and he took me to Morimoto’s here in NYC. The food was really amazing and even got to meet chef Morimoto himself. Now on our 4th Valentine, you would never guess what he got me. Most women would probably throw a fit if they received this as a Vday gift, including me about a year ago. Continue reading

We are going on an Expotition!

Its been an eventful few days in the parenthlete household. A few days ago we decided to climb Mount Pisco. It was one of those impulsive decisions that came about by a chance encounter. Of course you do not choose an undertaking such as this purely on impulse, I had been debating last year whether to do Kili or not. What had been putting me off was that while being by all accounts an amazing experience, it is not a technical climb and devoting so much time, effort and money into such a trip I would like to come back home with some grounding to possibly take on a bigger mountain. Continue reading