Namibia reading – resources for planning a Namibia adventure

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may know that I was busy a couple of weeks ago doing intensive research and reading everything…

The changing label of the expat wife

Expat wife. I could probably leave my post at that and I’d get a whole raft of comments. They’d range from something about drinking gin…

Becoming a “Baseball Mom”

On Wednesday night, for the first time in his life, I went to sleep in my house and Thing 1 wasn’t there. We’ve been away…

Expat limbo – when you don’t know what’s next

There’s a running joke in expat communities. It’s about when you go home and how long into a conversation it will take people to ask…

11 fantastic vacation date night ideas for parents

We both stared at the plate. Now, we aren’t big Valentine’s Day people (I can’t remember the last time we got each other a card),…

21 easy ways to cure kids’ jet lag

“Only time can cure jet lag. Allow a day for each hour of time difference and add another day.” Standard jet lag advice. I have…

7 ways to say a good expat goodbye

We’re saying goodbye to some friends this week. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I don’t want to believe I’m saying that. But it’s true.…