Fear & Truth

I'm scared of the dark, of heights (specifically falling from them), of sharks and snakes and clowns... these are manageable fears that I can easily compartmentalize and even laugh at.But the fear of harm or death befalling my daughter infects my mind and poisons my heart.This is a terror that causes overwhelming anxiety, fatigue, and stress....more

Monday Morning Coffee Date

Bacon and Avocado Grilled Cheese

Real talk...I could eat sandwiches for every meal of the day. I love them. There's just something about a bunch of stuff smushed between two pieces of bread that makes me want to do the happy dance. The rest of the chaos clan, however, could care less about sandwiches...a concept I just don't understand....more

My 7 different things about being a SAHM after having been a Work All Day mom.

A list of things I have found to be monumentally different about me and my kids now that I have left my job in Peru and come to Asia to raise my kids.About myself:1. As a working mom, I was fashionableNow all my clothes revolve around how easily I can breastfeed2. My hair looked good and properly coloredNow I have five inches of dark roots and no interesting shape3. I used to use a purse ...more

2015 Summer Bucket List

I love summer. Even when it's excruciatingly hot, summer is my jam. As Olaf says, "I've always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot..." Love that little snowman....more

Conquering the Picky Eater

The picky eater. Frustrating Moms and Dads since the beginning of time. K spoiled me and still does since she'll eat just about anything you put in front of her but the boys...oh man. Their idea of the perfect meal is popsicles with a side of mac and cheese followed by chicken nuggets and ketchup because they can't eat chicken nuggets without ketchup except that they don't use the ketchup to dip their nuggets in but instead use their fingers to eat every ounce of ketchup on their plate....more

It's Never Easy Losing a Pet

5 Reasons You Should Get a Selfie Stick

Selfie Sticks are a must-have if you're a shameless selfie taker, a casual selfie taker, want to be photographed in a group, or if you travel.Many people, however,  are turned off by the thought of a selfie and can't fathom using a selfie stick. But I'm going to share with you five reasons you should get a selfie stick and my favorite selfie stick.Five Reasons You Should Get a Selfie Stick...more

Five Reasons You Should Get a Selfie Stick

Selfie Sticks are a must-have if you're a shameless selfie taker, a casual selfie taker, want to be photographed in a group, or if you travel.Many people, however,  are turned off by the thought of a selfie and can't fathom using a selfie stick. But I'm going to share with you five reasons you should get a selfie stick and my favorite selfie stick.Five Reasons You Should Get a Selfie Stick...more

Memorial Day Traditions

It's Memorial Day here in the US and our family tradition for every Memorial Day we have a huge cook-out with lots and lots of food. All kinds of food; hamburger, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, fish, baked beans, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, potato salad, macaroni salad, collard greens, toss salad, and a bunch of other stuff....more