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On my blog, I discuss my personal and unique expat experiences, being a mom to two teenage daughters and whatever else pops into my mind. I share my crazy because I'm betting someone 5000 miles away is feeling the exact same way as me. I promise it will be like talking to a friend – funny, vulnerable, and totally relatable.

 

Boundaries, Empty Threats and Teenagers

This morning my eldest daughter learned a lesson about punctuality and I learned about setting boundaries. Raising kids is not for the...

The Gift of Time

I often hear people talk about the gift of time. I feel like this idea is kind of a joke. During 2020, I had more time on my hands since...

Shattered

I was sitting at my desk this morning, drinking my coffee, skimming the news headlines (if that’s what we are calling them these days),...

Tick Tock

I have learned to choose my battles more wisely. It’s taken me long enough, but it’s good that I’ve finally given in to its wisdom. In...

The German Test

“That was completely illegal,” I laugh to myself. I look in the rearview mirror as I finish speeding through the intersection. The...

Momma Needs a Break

The summer holidays are winding down for us here in Switzerland, and we are on the eve of a new school year beginning. The local children...

It’s The Little Things

I’m going to be straight with you and admit the transition from South Africa to Switzerland has not been easy for me. I find myself...

The Obstacles Of Parenting

I had such a lovely day with my youngest daughter yesterday. She had a sleepover with her friend the night before, and even though she...

#42 – Happy Birthday

Today is my 42nd birthday. I love my birthday. I know a lot of people dread them, but I don’t. Far too often, I hear others (mostly...

Unharnessing The Crazy

It is so fucking quiet in my house this evening. There are no squeaks of a clarinet being practiced or YouTube videos blaring from...

The Loneliest Person In A Crowded Room

It’s fifteen minutes before the bell is due to ring and I’m maneuvering my car into a tight spot in the packed parking lot of my...

Breathe.

Breathe. This tiny one word sentence has been my constant mantra for the past month. Had I not been mindful of the need to take...

My Big Bossy Opinion – Expat Limbo

The answer to the question, “Are you moving???” I don’t sleep well. I haven’t really had a good night’s sleep in a few months, unless...

The Thanksgiving Lesson

This past week I traveled back to the US. My husband planned a surprise trip to see my family and a well deserved mom break… I was able...

The Expat Holiday Blues

I don’t know what causes this phenomenon in expats. I suppose not everyone who lives abroad deals with this feeling of emotional limbo,...

Expat Serendipity

One of my favorite words in the english language is serendipity. It’s defined as finding something good without looking for it. I think...

Published: Expat Life Stages

Yay! I am officially a published writer. I’m so proud of this accomplishment. An article that I pitched and wrote for Global Living...