My little world-traveling, Third Culture Kids had never seen snow until this week. A lot of people have been surprised by this fact, especially considering the fact that we’re technically
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.
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
Habesha Mary Poppins
We hired a nanny this week. We don’t actually need a nanny right now, but it looks like I might go back to work sooner than expected, so I decided
Addis Ababa must have the best weather in the world (if you don’t count the rainy season, which we haven’t experienced yet). Winter in Addis is kind of like Michigan
2013: There Are No Words. (Just kidding, I have lots of words.)
Thinking about everything we’ve done this year, I can hardly believe it was all the same year. 2013 was fantastic, really; we just packed so much into it, I feel