When in Rome- An Approach to Child Rearing

My kids cannot behave in the airport.  I don't know what it is, but they literally cannot stand still and just wait for the Rugby Star to make his appearance after a weekend away.  Maybe it's the pure excitement of seeing Daddy again, maybe it's that they know, even at their young ages, that the … Continue reading When in Rome- An Approach to Child Rearing

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A Little Taste of Home

The first time someone said, "Hey, you wanna go get some falafel?" to me back in 2002, just after my initial move to the Dominican Republic, I remember thinking, "What the falafel is falafel?"  I had never heard of such a thing and wasn't quite sure if it was a food, a drug, a drink or … Continue reading A Little Taste of Home

Maybe I Do Want to Go Home… A Little

I didn't get any homemade, adorable Valentine's from my kids.  They don't do Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas crafts at school.  We've never been to a pumpkin patch.  They don't have the slightest inkling who Martin Luther King, Jr, is (admittedly, they are two and three but still...) and they won't color anything green for St. … Continue reading Maybe I Do Want to Go Home… A Little

Pooping Where You Eat- Or How I Feel About Living with my Colleagues

The Ladybug, Sprout and I have just come from a birthday party down the street.  Three doors down the street, to be precise.  The birthday girl is the daughter of my principal and our school's librarian.  Their house looks exactly like ours except everything is flip-flopped.  When you walk in our front door, the stairs … Continue reading Pooping Where You Eat- Or How I Feel About Living with my Colleagues

Five Reasons We Won’t Go Home… Yet

*First off, I know it's been almost a full year since I've written on this blog.  We're just going to go ahead and move past that, like it never happened...*An amazing opportunity presented itself to our family not too long ago.  The Rugby Star and I had decided to do a 'soft search' for jobs … Continue reading Five Reasons We Won’t Go Home… Yet

Wordless Wednesday #3

The rain in Bahrain falls mainly... everywhere!  The first time I've ever used one of these here! http://www.linkytools.com/basic_linky_include.aspx?id=228695