Can you believe Q4 is upon us? Time for planning. (And the chance to win a free gift at the end of this post.) Whether your planning is jump started by the back to school regime &/or fourth quarter it’s a great time to hit the pause button. Think of September like the new New Year. Hitting … [Read more...] about How to get around the glitch of planning from (only) your perspective
Feel like the year's getting away from you faster than an ice cream cone melting on a hot summer day? Like seriously, you can feel the melted ice cream sliding down your arm, escaping you & feeling icky & sticky. Do you feel slightly faint & dizzy when you realize it’s already AUGUST … [Read more...] about Holy cow, it’s August already & I have no idea what I’ve been doing!
A blast of pungent, loamy, putrid smell wafted by my nose. Next came an odd, indescribable sounds of protest - a whine, guttural groan & deep, back of the throat rumbling wrapped into one. Turning around I saw our beasts of burden for the first time - 3 camels that would accompany us on a … [Read more...] about 5 lessons from trekking with camels
Kenya is my new home. I've moved here after living my entire life in Canada. I find myself asking people, on a regular basis, where's home? If you've lived overseas for any length of time you'll understand the pregnant pause that happens when you ask someone where's home? A few ums are thrown … [Read more...] about Home is a pregnant pause & expat 'um'
I was looking forward to this past weekend. Really looking forward to it. Both my husband and oldest kid were out of town, leaving some precious 1:1 time with my youngest. After dropping off my oldest at the ferry terminal to visit his grandparents my youngest and I headed back to the van, hand … [Read more...] about When should I get a girlfriend says my 9 year old; identifying & escaping boxed in thinking