Travel, crafting, restaurants, everyday life...my blog is about experiencing life in Sweden as a mom, as an artist, as a person who is new to the Swedish culture. Everyday is an adventure and an opportunity to learn something new about others (and about yourself). Sometimes laughing (so I don't cry) I share the joys of what makes living the expat life so incomparable with any other way of living.
About me: I'm an artist and writer, living abroad with my US Diplomat husband and 4 kids. We've lived in Greece, Austria, The Netherlands, San Francisco, LA and now Stockholm, Sweden. I love experiencing new cultures, places and people. Sharing my perspective with others helps me see the world isn't such a big place after all. There's so much we have in common, but what makes us different is also what makes us endearing. As I travel the globe, my viewpoint expands, my recipe folder grows and my heart enlarges. I don't know who I'd be without all the people I've met along the way, teaching me about life and broadening my views. It's not easy packing up a family household every couple of years, but it's worth it when you consider that what we've gained is so much greater than anything we've lost.
Moonwalking with Einstein: Memories In the Making On our way to Germany for ski week, on board Norwegian Air, I thumbed through the In-Flight magazine, annoyed by the absence of leg room, the teenager bumping my chair playing his handheld and the nuisance of not having a TV in (HELLO!) the 21st century. It was then that I came across an article tha... Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:05:35
Guest Blog: Giving Permission by Devi Duerrmeier This week’s post come from the inspiring treasury of Devi Duerrmeier, writer of My Daily Bread and Butter. A former journalist, now blogger, she writes from the heart about faith, food and family (what’s not to love). Her wisdom and experience make her an extraordinary voice within the e... Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:04:12
WEEK 8-Sport Lov It?s Sport Lov week in Sweden, week 8 of 52 (they keep track). Which means Swedes everywhere take a weeklong holiday to ski and do other winter sports. (Don?t you kind of wish you were Swedish?) I mean, WHO DOES THAT?gives the whole country a week off to trounce around in the snow?!?! Oh. Right. The... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:01:43
Look Fearless I forgot what it was like to be a four-year-old. Then again, I was never a four-year-old like today?s generation, techno savvy, digitally wired, hyped up on Bubble Guppies, Organic Honey Grahams and fruit you can squeeze out of a tube. (Can we please have these for adults?) I was a 70?s child, bottl... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:56:15
Time for Change: Five Minutes A Day Will Change Your Life The idea is happiness. It?s not complicated. But for some reason it?s the proverbial needle in the haystack, or was for me, until I made a very small but significant change in my life: the decision to THINK positive self-reinforcing thoughts everyday. Five minutes. Sit in a comfortable chair and vis... Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:53:21