Our Labor Day Staycation at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

We did something different this year for Labor Day weekend...we stayed in town and had a staycation at the Marriott Downtown on Michigan Avenue. We normally go back to New Orleans for Labor Day or take a trip somewhere but we thought it would be a good idea to stay in Chicago to enjoy the … Continue reading Our Labor Day Staycation at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

Let’s Eat! Lunch at Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Happy Labor Day weekend! Although Labor Day seems to be the unofficial end of summer for some, it's still summer for me until the Fall Solstice starts on September 22nd.  So from now until then, I will be sharing more of what I did during the Summer of Leyla! We've always wanted to go to … Continue reading Let’s Eat! Lunch at Parson’s Chicken & Fish

Let’s Be Kind! How Staples and the Born This Way Foundation Are Promoting Kindness

By now you know that Luke started kindergarten. I mean, how can you not know? I've been talking about it for the past several weeks. My hope is that Luke has a positive elementary school experience. A more kinder experience than I had. You see, I'm a first generation immigrant. My parents immigrated to America … Continue reading Let’s Be Kind! How Staples and the Born This Way Foundation Are Promoting Kindness

Let’s Celebrate! Luke Starting Kindergarten

Luke started kindergarten yesterday. It was very bittersweet. He was so happy and excited to finally go to kindergarten. We've been talking about it all summer.  I was excited for him but sad at the same time. I haven't been looking forward to this day because it would mean the end of an era...in parenthood … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Luke Starting Kindergarten