When in Rome

I’ve never been to Rome, but I have been around the block in a few different countries.  And I’m a mom, so doling out advice is in my job description.   So 2 plus 2 equals 12, right?  Often I will come across something which I tuck away in the over-stuffed, messy Filofax that is…

The Mixed Up Chameleon

The other day my husband commented on how impressed he was that I ride my bike in the rain. “Well,” I said, “we’re in Denmark, that’s what you do here.”  Dramatic pause.  “I’m adaptable.” In fact, I’m so freakin’ adaptable that I’m practically a chameleon.  Like walking, talking camouflage.  Plonk me down and I’ll change…

Oh say can you say…

Far be it for me to pretend expertise on the ex-pat front.  I’ve only lived out of the US for 4.5 years, only 2 countries under my belt.  Despite cultural differences, both have been fairly easy places to blend in as ex-pats.  I have met people on this journey that have spent their entire lives…

The dog ate my homework

I have been rather a busy bee of late. Family birthday season is upon us. There have been cakes to make, more cakes to bake, and cups to cake.  There was a party of 15 pre-tween boys to organize, supervise and recover from with copious amounts of wine.  There are visitors coming, so the spare…