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Day In The Life – Philippines Edition

edit: Our internet went down and this post went up unfinished! Such is island life. It’s been updated now! We’ve been living in the Philippines for exactly 3 months now, so I thought it was about time to share a day in the life. Because our schedules are not as rigid as they were in […]

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Double Cash Back Through Ebates for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Proflowers, 1800flowers, and FTD are all offering 20% cash back through ebates. Plus 1800flowers and FTD have coupons for 25% off on their sites, and Proflowers has a coupon for 15% off. And if you join ebates, you’ll get a $10 gift card for the first $25 you […]


18 Interesting Things About Living in the Philippines

It took a little while to adjust to living in El Nido, but now that we’re settled in, I can see myself living here for much longer than I initially thought. The people are so friendly, the cost of living is much lower, I’m less stressed with the laid back island vibe, there are so many nearby […]


Mo Toys, Mo Problems

When we moved to the Philippines, the kids brought a couple of books, a handful of small toys and some drawing supplies. For the first month we were amazed that they kept themselves occupied by happily drawing 4-5 hours a day. Then I found a used book store in the island capital and bought a […]


Woman’s Work

When we first moved here, everyone asked when we would hire our “yaya” (a nanny, although a yaya usually also does housework). Back in New York, we did all the cleaning, cooking, and chores for our household. So we thought we’d be ok without any help, at least for a while. Then an older local […]


The Not So Easy Parts of Living on a Remote Tropical Island

We’ve been here for almost two months now, and I’ve shared a lot about how much we’re enjoying our simpler life. But there have definitely been some changes that have been difficult to deal with, so I thought I would share a little about those too! 1) Bugs. Lots and lots of bugs and bug bites. In […]

One Week Until Christmas!

We’re just one week away from Christmas! We didn’t get a tree or put up any decorations for the first time, but Santa won’t forget the kids even though we moved to the other side of the world. We’re headed to the island capital this weekend to do some last minute shopping! In case you still need to […]

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