I know that most of my readers get to this blog because they are looking for information about living in Ethiopia with young families. So I want to give my
I was away for almost 2 weeks on a business trip; my first since having Willa. Up until the moment I got on the plane, I was anxious: what if
We just got back from a family vacation in Barcelona, and the girls are so happy to be home. After ten days in the glorious sun, with kid-friendly parks and
Working Mom Blues
So, now I know for sure: there is truly no perfect situation for working moms (and dads). Not for me, anyway. I think I’ve found to closest thing to balance
Birth Story (Nothing Gross)
On this rainy Wednesday in Addis, as I was sitting in my temporary little office in a high-rise overlooking the city (where a guy comes by every so often with
Poor Willa. She’s teething, so she whines a lot. And wakes up in the middle of the night a lot. (Poor me!) She can stand up without holding onto anything.
The Important Things
I had a couple of hours free this morning, and decided it was time to find out what happens when you get highlights in Addis. There’s a high-end spa a
Willa finally got her first teeth this month. Like so many milestones, it happened overnight. She went to bed toothless and in the morning she had her two front bottom
What Kind of Mother Are You?
This morning, during my daily breakfast internet browsing (a.k.a. my delicious half-hour of wasted time when I could be paying better attention to my children) I stumbled on this empowering photo series called
Baby Food, Part 2
I was so excited to introduce Willa to the adventurous Italian baby foods when we were in Rome. But that veal (suitable for babies “from 4 months!”) went uneaten. She