Konojel Nutrition Center: In which I am proud of my kid

January 22, 2015 in Education, Guatemala, Inspiration, North America, Travelogue

There are moments when I’m immensely proud of my children. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with who they are becoming. I like them. I think they’re interesting humans to […]

February Book Report: What are you reading?

February 21, 2014 in Education

Reading is an important part of our family culture.  We’re constantly reading, aloud as a family, and individually. We I read to my babies before they were born, and while […]

On Love, Leaving & the Last Leg

January 15, 2014 in Canada, North America, Travelogue, United States

The raspberries tasted like summer. Warm sun on prickly green leaves. The lazy buzz of Dad’s honey bees going about their work. The electric anticipation of the air in advance […]

Pearl Harbour: Lest We Forget

November 7, 2013 in North America, United States

The USS Arizona is still weeping. Great viscous tears of pitch coloured oil, leaking from deep inside her war torn sides with agonizing reluctance. As if she still can’t quite […]

Great Barrier Reef: Dreams & Adventures

November 1, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

“Mama, why do they call it a live-aboard?” Elisha asked while we were waiting. “Well… because it’s a boat we’re going to stay overnight on… you know, we’ll live-aboard it […]

Uluru: A photo essay

October 23, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Last post I tried words… but really, pictures are better:  

Drysdale: The calm before the storm

October 7, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

4:40 p.m. Just sat down with a glass of white wine in a house that smells faintly of ammonia window cleaner. Everything is very quiet. Hannah is working on her […]

10 Tips for Traveling With Kids

September 30, 2013 in Inspiration

It seems almost impossible to believe that I’ve been traveling with kids for nearly twenty years. From newborn babies, to teens with one foot out the door. From local weekend […]

Wildlife & Wanderings: Photos from a road trip

September 23, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

Road trips are in our blood. We spend a lot of our time traveling without a vehicle, relying on public transportation or our own two feet, but Australia is one […]

Dinner at Melba: You’d like WHAT on your ice cream?

September 17, 2013 in Australia, Oceania

Let me open by saying that in America the concepts of “posh” and “buffet” rarely intersect. A buffet meal anywhere between the two coast of ‘Merica feels a lot like […]