Breast pumping sucks: how to make it work with work travel

The first time every new Mom travels overnight without her child is gut-wrenching. No matter how thoroughly you prep your partner, recounting ounces of thawed milk multiple times and over-explaining nighttime routines they already know, you feel amazingly helpless and a bit scared. Especially if you are breastfeeding. I am fortunate that I was able … More Breast pumping sucks: how to make it work with work travel

Three design hotels you can’t miss in Portugal

When planning our trip to Portugal, Pinterest was my envy-inducing best friend. Like many of you trying to make your itinerary, I not only compared routes and notable sights, but I went down a wonderful rabbit hole that was discovering the award-winning design hotels of Portugal. Once we had narrowed down our must-sees throughout the … More Three design hotels you can’t miss in Portugal

Gay big or stay home: 48 Hours of Gay Pride Chicago

Julie and I have been together almost four years, but up until this year we had never celebrated Pride together in Chicago. So we readied our livers, dug through our closets for gobs of glitter and beads, and had my amazing out-of-towner cousin in tow so we couldn’t phone it in. This Pride was going … More Gay big or stay home: 48 Hours of Gay Pride Chicago