Gasping for Breath

I woke up this morning with a feeling I am unsure is unique to me, or is a collective feeling among people who write (I can’t call myself a writer these days…it’s been over a year)-it’s a phrase or thought running through your brain like a train bursting through a tunnel. So strong you’re compelled … More Gasping for Breath

9 Years

We’re coming to the end of another year. Finishing this year will mark 9 years of teaching overseas. What started out as a desperate attempt to create a more balanced life for our family of four has simply become our normal life for our now family of 6. Teaching overseas is a weird thing-each year … More 9 Years

Finding my Words

It’s been so long since I’ve written that I found I had to reset my WordPress password this morning. The thoughts come, strange little bubbles I find floating in front of me, but just as quickly they seem to pop before I can capture them. Life is busy. I hate that word because it seems … More Finding my Words


If I am being hones, a year ago I still had a loose grip on my future. It was rocked, but still there. I had my husband, my kids (three-just enough chaos to be worthy, but not so many that I was crazy), and a career that I loved. I was about to give birth … More One

Summer Time

I’ve been writing in a new place sporadically over the last month. I created a page, cleverly (in my humble opinion) titled “Om Gonna Stay in Bed” to capture a few of my yoga musings. I don’t know why I felt like I couldn’t put those here, but somehow, at the time, the separation felt … More Summer Time

7 Quick Takes

-1- Let’s kick things off with praise for three day weekends. We had Thursday (our Friday in the Muslim world) and Paul and I were able to run around getting a few errands done without kids and grab lunch at P.F. Changs. We had plans to hit the beach, but Doha weather has been super … More 7 Quick Takes

The S Word

My first year of teaching was, like for many others, a comedy of errors. Though I truly had the best of intentions, I was practically fresh out of diapers and doing my best to teach and love on 30 second graders. Even with a top notch curriculum and a very supportive team, that’s tough work … More The S Word