About me: We're an American family of six and we always wanted to give our kids a global perspective. So when the Peace Corps came calling we were ready. We rented out our house in Colorado, said good-bye to our friends, loaded up on sunscreen and headed here which is Morocco for two years.
Having done this whole moving overseas things before I can tell you that it is much easier to move and live in Europe with young children than to move and live in Africa with older kids. See my oldest is now 12 and has that obligatory preteen angst. I have two others following close behind at 11 and 10 and then the baby of the family is 6. Except don't call her a baby or she will sumo wrestle you to the ground until you eat those words.
I was so excited about the idea of living the simple life in Africa. But let me tell you, nothing is simple here. This long list of co
The wildfire was still raging, but it was Father's Day weekend. So, when my friend Lisa suggested we take our families backpack camping in the mountains to celebrate, it sounded perfect for our outdoorsy husbands. One night in the mountains at about 10,000 feet. Except, we have dogs. Pampered ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:35:00
I have so many stories to tell and just not enough time to tell them. So, in this post, I'm providing you with the pictures and you get to make up the story that goes with them. Feel free to leave your story in comments. I can't wait to hear what you come up with! (Also, I have encyclopedias ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:00:00
Paint it Black
Photo courtesy of Victoria Young
My kids have been talking about it as the anniversary of the Waldo Canyon fire approaches, the possibility of it happening again. Of course it wouldn't happen in the same place again, because there isn't much fuel in the burn scar. But, in the Black Forest ap... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:29:00
First of all, I know better than to walk into a bookstore with a credit card. But, once again I did. Only because Ember had a gift card burning a hole through her pocket. So, I acquiesced. I actually did pretty well containing my book obsession, but only because I had just ordered books on Ama... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:32:00
Years ago, I had a brief stint in acupuncture school balancing qi by sticking people with needles. My practice pin cushion was me. I spent hours trying to perfect my technique. Spinning the needle between my fingertips to get just the right torque for a painless entry into hegu, a point near ... Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:43:00