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
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After a frantic search for new batteries, shoving them in and then flip flopping them to make sure I put them in correctly without my reading glasses on, I realized it was dead. Then I did the same thing with my back up vibrator. Which as luck would have it, ... Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:00:00
Today is one of those days that I have about 10 different ideas of what I could write about. Until I realized that all the stories I had to tell had one common theme. Serendipity. A seemingly magical force guiding me to something bigger. Something deeper. Something meaningful.
I don't... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:01:00
Yesterday was my 44th birthday. And I'm not into big parties and presents. No, every year I find myself contemplating who I am and how far I've come. Because that's just who I am. How do I know who I am? Through a number of very scientific methods. Like...
MARIEA French va... Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:23:00
This is me unplanned and unedited with all the ridiculous, awkward faces I make in regular everyday conversation. Which is why I try not to converse much.
Don't worry, I'll be back in print as planned and edited next week.
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The Birthday Season
Mid November begins the birthday season for us, when we have five birthdays in five weeks. Plus, all the commotion of Thanksgiving, preparations for Christmas and I'm trying to finish my book here. So, it sucks. It does every year. And none of us particularly like cake, which is why we switche... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:54:00