Category Archives: Experiences

It’s been three and a half years; Hello, 2017!

That just downright embarrassing. I even forgot I had a blog. Life of an expat mom. Wow! Is anyone out there? Is it worth resurrecting? It is now 2017 and I wonder if people still read blogs. I have lots … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye

I remember our first two weeks in China. It was fall ’08 and Kai was 2 1/2. “Mommy, can we go out and make new friends today?” Either he’d heard me say it before, or it was his little way … Continue reading

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Blogger’s block

I’ve been dealing with blogger’s block. We’ve been here long enough that I begin to think that life here and life elsewhere is the same. It’s true we do the same things: work, take care of kids, shop, cook, play, … Continue reading

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Fixing stuff: China edition

The day started going downhill. I blame lack of coffee first thing in the morning. The “want to be healthy” side of me cringes at those words, but it was the truth. Kevin wanted tea; I also opted for tea. … Continue reading

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March/April update

>Written about a week ago…I’ve decided to forget posting pics on this blog. If you want to see pics visit our family blog at www.eastasiaconnection.com. Oh my! Where do I start? March’s activities: house hunting, moving, visitors, writing newsletter, ending … Continue reading

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33 here we come!

>We’ve been sick the past several days. Coughs, colds, fevers, affecting all of us in one way or another. Nothing major, but tiring. You know how it goes. A birthday supper was thrown together because neither Kev or I had … Continue reading

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Qing jia-ing 请假

>I’m taking some time off from school. Yups! We have three weeks off beginning in a week, but I have decided it would be good to take off beginning today (Big, big cheesy smile). I’ve been feeling for the last … Continue reading

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For laughs

>Need a little pick me up? Take a couple minutes to read this. A favorite source of entertainment recently. My favorite pics are “Wait! What? But I came all this way…surely…”, “Oddly it is used to clean up vomit,” and … Continue reading

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Kian update & an amusing situation

>I love Kian deeply, but this recent chosen routine is NOT my favorite. Traveling, sleeping in 7 different places, a week and a half of diarrhea, and, who knows, probably teething have made him a little challenge. Breast milk seemed … Continue reading

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Lessons learned

>A word to the wise…If you are American and happen to birth a baby in a foreign country and remember to fill out all the paperwork to make that baby legal in the US, please, please put a US address … Continue reading

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