Category Archives: Adventures

Mile Hike up Stone Mountain

A couple weekends ago, we took our annual Father’s Day climb up Stone Mountain with the kids. Instead of doing the popular backyard barbecue to celebrate the day, we opt to head outdoors for a hike. With our kids being so little, we typically take easier hikes on the weekends. But Stone Mountain is our…

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Never Too Early to Learn Kindness

I’ve been a “fan” of the Gentle Barn for years now, following their incredible stories of rescue on Facebook, it’s one of my goals  to visit Gentle Barn in Los Angeles in the next five years. So, when Dudley’s story started on Gentle Barn’s facebook page about two years ago, I was glued to my…

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary | Colorado

While in the Denver, Colorado area visiting my (not so) little brother, we made our way to the Wild Animal Sanctuary. The Wild Animal Sanctuary is the oldest and largest nonprofit sanctuary in the US dedicated exclusively to rescuing captive exotic and endangered large carnivores. So it really is: Lions, tigers and bears! Oh my!…

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5 Business Lessons that I’ve Learned from Running

I’ve never considered myself a runner. Even though I’ve completed my fair share of 5K and 10K races, with one half marathon thrown in for good measure. But, after 6 years of running, having a baby and losing 30 pounds, I am finally starting to feel like a runner. Finishing at this year’s ShamRock N’…

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5 Things Scuba Diving can Teach you about Running a Business

When we were diving in Jamaica a few months ago, I couldn’t help but see the parallels between scuba diving and running a business. After all, when you’re under the water it’s silent and all you can hear are the thoughts in your head. So, I get a lot of thinking done while diving. After…

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Vinings Downhill 5K

I am not a runner. I don’t consider myself one. I don’t particularly enjoy running. I run mostly so that I can: 1. Get out of the house 2. Eat more And even those two reasons are sometimes not enough to get those running shoes on. So, I sign up for races. Having a goal…

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Quickly, Get me some Bubble Tea

Where do you find the best bubble tea in Atlanta? One word: Quickly The best bubble tea I’ve ever had was in Taiwan, and the only place that has tea that tastes like what I miss dearly from my Taiwan trips is Quickly. After all, they are a Taiwanese business. I got the jasmine milk…

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A Burger and Ice Cream

I had the most delicious scoop of ice cream today. I haven’t been able to indulge in dairy for a few months (ahem, a year and a half now), but Mini-me seems to have developed a better tolerance to dairy recently, so indulge in Morelli’s today I did. How brilliant is it that Farm Burger…

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