30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Expat Life, Food & Drink, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 7: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The pine candle is lit; the fairy lights are sparkling; the snow globe is snowing; It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! After feeling the Thanksgiving cheer of delicious food, Santa themed films and being curled up in our cosy home while temperatures plummeted, we decided it was the perfect time to dust off… Continue reading Day 7: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 5: When Babies (Don’t) Nap

Often, when I read these articles, I see posts pop up from parents who are unable to get their children to nap at all. I usually read these snippets with a smug sense of: 'Ahhh, that's not me; I must be a better parent; I've clearly got this s**t down...' Have I hell got this s**t down.

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Expat Life, Food & Drink

Day 4: Turkey Day

What else could today's post be about but Thanksgiving; our new adopted holiday. This is our fourth year celebrating. The first two years we weren't quite sure what to do with ourselves; everything was closed, we had no family here to celebrate with, all of our UK family and friends were at work and apart… Continue reading Day 4: Turkey Day

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Parenting & Motherhood

Day 1: Apparently, “82% of young men wear odd socks at least once a week.”

I believe my son is training for this goal. To help him achieve his feat, he likes to practice daily the art of removing and eating his socks, to ensure he is mismatching at all times. Removing socks After my third hot flash of the day, as my slippery toddler squirms out of my grip… Continue reading Day 1: Apparently, “82% of young men wear odd socks at least once a week.”

Parenting & Motherhood

Kids Change Everything

Kids make life chaotic I look around my kitchen; I see dirty socks and bibs, unwashed dishes, scrunched up tea towels and unread magazines. My floor is strewn with pieces of splattered fish and potato and there's one lone shoe. I know I've got about 90 minutes until he wakes again. Before I had my… Continue reading Kids Change Everything

Expat Life, Psychology & Musings, Psychology & Wellbeing, Travel & Outings

Feeling Lucky – Birthday Pondering

How different my birthdays are now to what they once were. When I was in my teens and twenties I would anticipate them for months on end. I'd plan elaborate nights out, look forward to fancy gifts and expect lots of fuss. Now the things that please me most are the people I love, the… Continue reading Feeling Lucky – Birthday Pondering

Psychology & Musings, Psychology & Wellbeing, Travel & Outings

The Library

She walks with purpose, head down, the end in sight until she reaches her spot. Out of the corner of her eye, she sees a familiar face. She smiles, nods her head in acknowledgement. They continue their business. A few minutes pass and he stands and walks towards her. They share the table, one on… Continue reading The Library

Psychology & Musings, Psychology & Wellbeing

Seeing The Other

She's shouting, loudly, although many don't hear her. She wants them to see; to see what she sees. He creates and builds, momentum high, pushing through the resistance. They need to understand. He knows he can do it better and bring something they don't have. If only they knew what he knew. She shares more;… Continue reading Seeing The Other