About me: I'm an American expat, specifically a German-bred native Utahn living in São Paulo, Brazil. I met my tall, dark and handsome during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. It was love at first sight. In 2003 we married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple and 6-years later welcomed our first child. I dedicated my career to politics and business school then put it aside for full-time motherhood. My husband studied medicine and business and now works in hospital administration. We recently moved to Brazil from Boston for a new career opportunity. Let the expat adventure begin!
Halloween 2012: Year of the Monkey Happy [belated] Halloween from Brazil! Although we missed the nostalgia of Halloween in the USA--fall foliage and crisp autumn evenings, carving pumpkins and raiding the kids' American candy stash--we still had a great time. Trick-or-treating at Portal do Morumbi, trunk-or-treat at our church and a ... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:44:00
Grey Baby's First Year: Month Two
A SNAPSHOT OF BABY GREY AT TWO MONTHS OLD
Two month stats: 10.6 lbs and 21.7"
(or according to our Brazilian pediatrician 4830 grams and 55cm... whatever that means!)
6 weeks old: Chubbier cheeks emerged.
7 weeks old: First smile and coo at mama while nursing on October... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:50:00
Grey's Newborn Photos
At long last! I finally received Grey's newborn pictures we took with Vivi Guimaraes what feels like 800 years ago (I posted this preview on Sept. 4). After sorting through +150 pictures I narrowed down my favorites starting with the most scrumptious of all, Cabbage Patch Grey.
Vivi looked slig... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:35:00
Baby Greyson's First Month Home
WARNING: My expat blog was highjacked by all things baby. You've been warned.The first month home with our newborn Greyson have come and gone. All I can say is what a whirlwind! The fact this post is up a wee bit late (he turned 6 weeks today) helps prove that yes, bringing home a baby ain't for w... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:14:00
Ask Maike Your Expat Questions: Small Kids and São Paulo I'm starting a new series on my blog called Ask Maike Your Expat Questions! The idea sprouted last week when I was responding to one of many emails I receive weekly about raising an expat family in São Paulo. I too had similar questions (and doubts/fears!) before moving to São Paulo so it makes sens... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:20:00