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A Momcation in Chiang Mai, Thailand

For the past two and a half months, I’ve been with the kids 24/7. Their teacher left to visit her family in Canada for low season, which many expats here do, so we’ve been filling our days with lots of beach time, pool time and travel. I never thought I could be a full-time mom, […]

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14 Tips for Traveling Light with Kids

Since we live abroad, I travel very often with the kids and always travel light. Whether we’re going on a car trip or flying internationally, I try to pack only the essentials, especially since I usually travel with the kids alone. Here are my tips for packing and traveling light with kids. 1) Take some […]

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Natural Backyard Playground

We started building a natural backyard for the kids this week! We have a fallen tree in one corner of the yard great for climbing. We also built a covered sandbox, which is necessary because we have a number of stray cats that hang around. Other elements I’d like to include are a playhouse, climbing logs, […]

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Visiting Los Angeles with Kids (from a Local’s Perspective)

We’re headed to Los Angeles in October for our longest visit yet, so I’ve been thinking about the places I want to take the kids. Even though we’ve visited my parents there many times (and I lived there for over 20 years), we haven’t done too much sightseeing because we’re usually busy hanging out with […]

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5 and 7 Have Been the Best and Easiest Years Yet.

Most of my friends have 3 kids, and they all seemed to have taken to this whole parenting thing in much more stride than I did. Were their kids just easier than mine? I don’t think so. I think I had a lot of anxiety and depression, was tough on myself, and being a mom […]

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The Best Things to do in Korea with Kids

We just got back from a two-week trip to Seoul (the Korean capital) and Busan (the second largest city). We visited Seoul last year too, but my mom’s entire side of the family lives in Korea so I love that Charlie and Olive are able to spend time with them every year. Plus living on […]

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10 Reasons Why I Love Raising My Kids on an island in SE Asia

Two and a half years ago when we still lived in New York, I wrote a post about why I loved raising kids in the city. I will always love the city, but I also get overwhelmed by large crowds and can feel claustrophobic at times. I didn’t realize just how much I had adapted […]

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