On Health and Accountability

A real-life friend and I are members of the same community Facebook group, and the other day she posted looking for someone to help her develop and exercise and nutrition plan. I messaged her “you might know absolutely none of this about me…” and proceeded to list my credentials in the health space. I was…

On Milestones

  My baby can stand on his own now. It’s wobbly. It doesn’t last long. But for a few seconds, he can hold himself up without assistance from me or holding onto a piece of furniture.  I hate this. From the outside of motherhood looking in, the achievement of these milestones always looks like a…

#WeirdWednesday: Onion Cake

I keep thinking of little tidbits I want to share with friends and family that don’t fit in a larger or deeply meaningful post.  You know what I mean, the kind of quick note I would text if we were in the same time zone and I wouldn’t be texting about something trivial while you were…

On Expectations and Surprises: France Edition

¡Hola Muchachos y Muñecas! Last week was our second wedding anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion we took our first trip to France, which is actually closer to us than any of the major cities in Germany.  We stopped in Metz, a wine country town along the Moselle River. Metz is only about 30 minutes past…

On Embarrassment

This is not the tone of my usual posts (if a “usual” can be established after three posts), and it is difficult to write, but I believe it will be therapeutic to do so. I spent two hours this morning crying alone in a parking lot. I was embarrassed. If I tell you why I…

On Nostalgia

¡Hola Muchachos y Muñecas! It’s finally hitting me that this isn’t a vacation and we’ve really moved out of California.  Part of why it’s taking so long is that we’re still living out of suitcases, as the bulk of our belongings are on a boat slowly making their way through the Panama canal and across…

On Expectations and Surprises: First Impressions

¡Hola Muchachos y Muñecas! We’ve made it through our first 2 weeks in our new home, so of course now we are experts on all things German. Okay, that’s not even close to true, but we have started to get a feel for the area and the culture. Some things that we expected turned out…

On The End of Limbo

¡Hola Muchachos y Muñecas! I’ve been squatting on this domain for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to start our family blog.  My son’s birth was probably that moment, but I was a bit busy on that day and the few weeks that followed, so alas, the window passed.  I’m quite sure no moment…