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Women’s Mental Load

There were many articles published last year about the invisible “mental load” after French artist Emma brilliantly illustrated this phenomenon in a comic titled You Should Have Asked. The mental load refers to all the household management work that isn’t clearly visible, but requires maintaining an ongoing mental list of things that need to be done. It’s an immense […]


Dogs vs. Cats – Our Experience

I have always been a passionate animal lover and rescuer. Animals have taught me so much about unconditional love, compassion, trust, loyalty, and responsibility and have enriched my life in so many ways. I want my kids to be able to have that same experience so I always knew that they would have pets. Plus dog owners live […]


Parenting as an Introvert

Lately I’ve been feeling burned out even after taking time off over the summer to spend with my kids full time and travel. At first I chalked it up to working too much and having too many side projects. But while spending some time alone last week, I realized that I wasn’t burned out because I’d […]

Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for another year of your support. So many of you have been following from the very beginning 6 years ago! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and look forward to a better 2018 with you. We’ll be back next Tuesday with regular posting, and we’ll sign off today by sharing […]


When Did You Stop Believing in Santa?

My son just turned 8 this month, and I wonder if this will be the last year that he believes in Santa. Since we moved to the Philippines two years ago, we started downplaying Santa because we couldn’t explain why Charlie and Olive got so many presents for Christmas while many local kids didn’t get […]

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Zara Sale!

One of my favorite sales of the year is live now. Shop quickly – the best styles always sell out fast!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

We’ll be signing off for the Christmas weekend and will be back next week with light posting. My family will be having a huge traditional Filipino Christmas dinner like we do every year we’ve lived in the Philippines, filled with lots of food, games and karaoke. I can’t wait until my kids wake up Christmas […]

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