Thoughts on Namibia

October 20, 2017 Read the full article →
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The decision to go to Namibia the first week of October was made on rather short notice. My course is so demanding, it takes seven days a week of my time, and it felt like taking a week’s holiday was too luxurious. The two weeks break in March, I’d opted to get caught up and […]

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When a nomadic family acquires…

October 8, 2017 Read the full article →
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It’s been less than a week, and it’s all I can think about. A pet. I’ve never had my own pet before. The last time I lived with an animal, I was 17 years old, half a lifetime ago. I always assumed I’d have a dog one day…well, Jacob and I are almost to 10 […]

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Ryder update! Age 5

September 3, 2017 Read the full article →
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Apparently the age of four was just a blur of countries (about 16 of them). Now Ryder is five years old, and living a life of routine. Mostly. He was attending a Montessori school, but was admitted to the German international school. His teacher, who knew him from the last time we were in Cape […]

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Energy psychology, parenting, and fashion

July 22, 2017 Read the full article →
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When I was engaged I won a drawing at a bridal fair. The lady at the fair told me, when I showed up, “I knew it was meant for you!” I have a suspicion that she said that because I was not “dressing my truth.” Since then, Dressing Your Truth has become semi-famous in Utah. […]

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Life with an Au Pair

July 3, 2017 Read the full article →
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Life for us now is very different, living in one place, in South Africa, while I have internships and classes and Jacob is doing film extra castings and trying out an app idea for South African clubs and Ryder is attending the same school he went to the last time we were here but with […]

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Entering Mozambique

July 3, 2017 Read the full article →
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It was time to leave Kruger National Park and I was ready. Six nights of sleeping in a tent. Six nights of shoveling cough drops methodically into my mouth and counting down the minutes until the sun came up. We’d decided the night before to arrange a doctor for Ryder. He had a fever. I […]

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Tribute to Sophie

May 10, 2017 Read the full article →
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I remember the moment I met Sophie. It was at the gate to Ryder’s preschool in Chiang Mai. I was thrilled there would be another boy Ryder’s age who was also an English speaker. She was from England, and had a pleasant yet shy way about her, as did her son, Shaye. “Will you ever […]

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Just Another Day in the Life

April 30, 2017 Read the full article →
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Of an American digital nomad music therapist student at the University of Pretoria in Cape Town. So. Our au pair offered to take us to her witch doctor here. Naturally I jumped at the chance. Wouldn’t you? Then of course, when I mentioned this to two visiting friends from the States, one of whom we […]

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Things Ryder Says: April 2017

April 23, 2017 Read the full article →
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On my stolen phone: Mom, can we eat at the restaurant with the camel, where you got your phone stolen? I didn’t get it stolen at the Indian restaurant in Cape Town, I got it stolen at the McDonalds in Chile [in December 2015]. I want to go back to the restaurant in Chile. Why? […]

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A Year of Highlights with Ryder

March 27, 2017 Read the full article →
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Why haven’t I written about Ryder for a year? I don’t know. For a while I gave monthly updates. Once the baby stage is over, the milestones aren’t as apparent. And so it goes. And time races on. Here’s an overview of what the last year was like for this third culture kid. He and […]

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