As a child, we had a live in helper for our family (more about that here). Her various siblings and friends stayed with us as they established new jobs or housing situations. At one point, her brother and his best friend lived in our home. My memories of this time are of family dinners with … Continue reading Spaghetti
Traveling to Muscat, Oman usually involves a few trips back in time. On one visit, we got up a little after dawn, and headed to the shore for the local fresh fish market (market = souq, pronounced "sook"). In the crisp morning air, clutching our tea in styrofoam cups, walking in the sand between straw mats, … Continue reading Oman Fish Souq
What are the best natural deodorants?
If you are just joining us, we are in the middle of reviewing a variety of leading natural deodorants to find ones that really work. The previous two posts covered why and how. The Great Natural Deodorant Experiment Now, lets review my experience with this group: Team Roll-on. Disclaimer: at least 2 of these are … Continue reading Deodorant Experiment: Roll-ons
We all wanted to know. So I took one for the team. I made a google spreadsheet. My husband was asked to sniff my pits and my clothes more than he'd like. I learned I need to shower more. But, most importantly: I systematically tested out the top natural deodorant products, and I'm reviewing them … Continue reading The Great Natural Deodorant Experiment
I like conducting experiments. I find the scientific method very handy in identifying every day processes and life improvements. Yes, I'm a nerd. One time, I quit wearing deodorant because I was curious. Do we all really need it? Or were our bodies just reliant on it because we kept providing it? Is deodorant a … Continue reading That time I tried to quit deodorant
We left our home country two months ago. On the surface, we are adjusting well. Jobs, housing, and schooling are moving right along. We are part of a local church and have re-connected with family.To see our re-entry struggles, you have to go deeper. I think this is one of the reasons people say it … Continue reading Re-entry after 2 months
What it's like to live in a new country.
I always pictured women in Paris as very sexy, edgy, and fashion forward. My prejudice was probably a result of too many American movies and TV shows. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I was wrong, or maybe just late. If Parisienne women are fashion forward and sexy, this is your sneak peak into … Continue reading What Parisienne women taught me
What is geocaching?