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

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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

Five Reasons to Revist a Country You’ve Left

Until this weekend, I've never revisited a country that I've left (excepting the good ol' USA, of course).  The opportunity, or the funding, has never really presented itself.  A couple of years ago, we got a save-the-date to a destination wedding in the DR- I got excited.  But then... they got married somewhere else... or … Continue reading Five Reasons to Revist a Country You’ve Left

The Reason I Left

Today's post is the 2nd in an Expat Link-up series by Molly over at The Move to America.  The topic today is ‘The Reason I Left’ – share why you became an expat. What made you choose a particular place or the traveling lifestyle? Has it been what you expected? What did you consider/wish you … Continue reading The Reason I Left

Some Really Good Advice…

The recruiting process for international teachers is hard.  It's a ridiculously long, stressful process that reminds me a lot of Rush (Recruitment) in a sorority.  Will they like me?  Is this school cool?  Will everyone think I'm awesome if I go here?  Why is no one else applying here?  What do they know that I … Continue reading Some Really Good Advice…

The Time I Didn’t Take My Visa to Kuwait

After being hired to go teach in the Dominican Republic, I spent the month I had left in the States preparing for my certification exam, telling everyone I was moving, crying about moving, counting down the days until I moved, and having about six million going-away parties (which was awesome).  The one thing I don't … Continue reading The Time I Didn’t Take My Visa to Kuwait