Welcome to Crazy Town, Population: Me

I love blogging and reading other people’s blogs, but I have noticed something disturbing about my blog commenting behavior. Sometimes, and I can’t explain why, I go into an inordinate amount of details when leaving a blog comment. ...more

Mom Most Traveled in Vientiane, Laos (Webisode 1!)

 Please enjoy the premier of the Mom Most Traveled webisode series!Today: Mom Most Traveled and family visit a large new Chinese market in Vientiane, Laos....more

Making a Postive Impact in Impoverished Communities

In my life I have had some wonderful opportunities to travel and enjoy different cultures around the world. This also means that I have seen a lot of poverty. Over 1 billion people—1 in 6 people around the world—live in extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1 a day. I used to wonder how that was even possible. Minimum wage in the states is about 40 times that amount for a full day of work. How ...more

I feel myself having the urge to "help" others by giving them "stuff";

Culinary Delights in Laos

I just wanted to share two of the many foods that I enjoy in Laos. In Laos there is a lot of buzz about a little dish called papaya salad. When I first heard about "papaya salad", I pictured a lovely syrupy sweet fruit salad, perhaps artfully carved complete with butterflied pineapple. ...more

 It is similar, but they do taste different. I guess it depends on who is making it! The Lao ...more

Infant Potty Training

Cloth diapering is good for the environment, of course, but how about going for broke and using NO diapers? ...more

Dyeing Playsilks

I love Waldorf-style toys, and I was very excited to find this tutorial on www.Make-Baby-Stuff.com about an inexpensive way to dye your own playsilks! ...more

That Dam Stupa (Vientiane, Laos)