Note: If you are someone who does not appreciate some over-sharing for the sake of comedy, this post is not for you. ---------------------------------------------------- Still with me? This is the story of the first time I pooped my pants as an adult. I was in college, on a road trip in my best friend's pristine Camaro … Continue reading The first time I p**ped my pants
What is it like to drive a manual transmission on the wrong side of the road, on the wrong side of the car, in a foreign country?It's like having a heart attack every 15 seconds for the first day. Then you get used to it and only have mild strokes about once an hour.The hardest … Continue reading Driving on the Wrong Side
Our airbnb guest went missing. Here's the story of what happened. Or What to do if you Airbnb guest goes missing.
*This post is to answer a question we get asked often about what we still had in the USA while we lived in the Middle East. When we left the USA, six years ago, we sold everything. The cars, the furniture...all of it. Some of you reading have probably been the lucky recipients of at least … Continue reading What did you do with your stuff?
"One day, we will do the harder thing and move home." I said that for six years. The ironic thing is that "home" could be eight or nine different places for us. But when I said this, I meant moving to the United States. Confession: Life as a privileged minority in a booming economy is … Continue reading When moving “home” is the harder thing
A real test of your belief system is living side-by-side with another. A few close mom-friends, who were practicing Muslims, had better Christian theology than me. This is how I learned that Islam and Christianity have several overlapping themes. Things I always thought I believed. But when I witnessed these sincere women REALLY living out these … Continue reading Islam made me a better Christian
*This post contains affiliate links for services or products we use and believe in. I only share companies and services I use and enjoy myself. I love a good deal. When there's a high quality product I love, I need to figure out how to "beat the system" and get all the rewards and discounts … Continue reading Free Essential Oils
A friend helped me realize before I left the middle east that I was returning to America FREE. Or, at least, much more free than before. Before, six years ago, I was such a different person. So imprisoned by my debt, my baggage, and my scars. Dragging all that around was just so...ugh. It's clear … Continue reading Freedom
This was originally posted on our family blog in 2012 Growing up, our family had a housekeeper/nanny from Mexico. When she moved in, she didn’t know a single word of English. She was an important part of our childhood and has had a lot of influence in who I am today. Other than her cooking … Continue reading Gracias