Motherhood: On Atlantic Crossings & Fear

November 21, 2015 in Inspiration

Every now and then the realities converge It occurred to me this evening, whilst driving home, that my baby is like an ant, clinging to a leaf, floating out in […]

My Work Here is Done

September 11, 2015 in Inspiration

Today we are giving a party. You’re all invited. It’s from four to whenever, open door policy, as usual. There will be swimming, maybe some boating, a campfire, lots of […]

Gabe Turns 17: Of Course. Obviously.

April 21, 2015 in North America, Travelogue, United States

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lived at my house who wore nothing but a skunk skin hat (it was made of rabbit fur, really) and […]

I Love Teenagers

April 17, 2014 in Education

“Can I just say, I hate teenagers!” It’s a direct quote from an email I received recently, but it’s also an echoing sentiment that hangs like a specter over happy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Home Sweet Drysdale

August 24, 2013 in Australia, Oceania, Travelogue

It’s been a week since we arrived in Drysdale and checked into our housesit. It’s only our second one, so it still feels a bit odd to me to roll […]

Road Schooling: A snap shot

August 20, 2013 in Education

Yesterday was our first day of a new school year for our family. Of course what that means, exactly, is hard to define for anyone not “us” because we are […]