“Mom, you will always feel guilty”

I had a bachelorette trip coming up with 10 of my friends to Puerto Rico. As the date was getting closer, I was feeling a bit anxious about leaving my son. He was going to be in good hands, with my fiancé and my in-laws…but still, I was feeling uneasy. At work, I was talking…

What’s best for your child?

This is an area I’ve only had 1 year of experience in. We celebrated my son’s first birthday a couple of weekends ago and in case you haven’t had kids yet…parties = a ton of gifts = super big, loud, bulky toys. You have to be smart about the toys you keep vs. open. Your…

Am I giving the right advice?

I went to the dentist a couple of days ago and while my molar was being drilled, I was listening to the conversation between the dentist and the dental hygienist as a way to distract my mind from that horrible sound and feeling. The dentist was saying how his son was the best student in…

Climbing the corporate ladder

Today I met my new boss’s boss. Rather than nervous for this meeting, I was intrigued. This guy started as a UX designer at my company and is currently holding his third director position. He sent me a meeting request asking for me to think of topics I wanted to discuss with him…and all I could…

What to look for in a life partner?

I wrote this list in August 2011. Many years before I met the love of my life. I knew I needed to visualize who I wanted to be with for the rest of my life so that I would attract that person. Somehow the universe puts everything in motion once you are determined to find someone….

Finding the love of your life

How do you know you have found the love of your life? Is it the good looking guy you see every day at the coffee shop that makes you feel butterflies? Or is it your best friend, who you feel super comfortable with and can count on any day and hour of the week? Nowadays…

Getting things done

I took a training session today about “Getting Things Done” which seemed very straightforward but I actually found it very helpful. How many times have you been working on something and suddenly you get an email, or a Facebook notification, or a text message and you completely forgot what you were doing before? Or how many…

How to help and console a sad friend?

About a month ago, after my 10:00am meeting with my team, a co-woker and I were the last ones to leave the room. Right before I stood up to leave, my co-woker (I’ll call her Sammy), told me: “Gaby, I haven’t had a chance to talk to you. But my husband and I are separating”….

How to get more responsibility at work?

When I started as an strategy analyst fresh out of school, I always remembered a piece of advice one of our few women partners gave us. She said “no matter what you are asked to do, always give your 150% of yourself. Always go above and beyond, sometimes going an extra mile can make all…

Being a Modern Day Mom

Being a modern day mom is the most adventurous, challenging and yet rewarding job you will ever experience. There are so many roles you are trying to fill at the same time…and trying to do perfectly. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and tiring, but other times you feel accomplished and strong. Here are my roles:…

Beach essentials for your baby

I read a ton of blogs trying to find the items that would be necessary to take to the beach for my 7 month old baby. I wanted to make sure that I took everything I needed and not have to be running around last minute getting stuff I forgot. This is what I learned from my experience:…

Traveling with your 7 month old baby for the first time

I was so excited for these christmas holidays, I was going away for 10 days with my fiancé, Mateo and our extended family. We rented a house in Punta Cana, and I cannot emphasize how much I was craving the beach, tanning like an iguana and drinking unlimited piña coladas. However, my expectations of what a…