A mom adventure:  raising children in a new country

A mom adventure: raising children in a new country

Becoming a mom is an adventure.  No matter when, how or where it happens, every mom faces new challenges and a deep need for connection, especially to other moms.  Becoming a mom in a new country is a brave thing to do. I connected with five moms who are doing this. ...
Choosing rhythm, losing balance

Choosing rhythm, losing balance

I was chatting to another mom recently.  An inspiring sort of mom, the kind who looks effortlessly stylish with a mom bun, kid on hip and locally-made leather handbag strung over her shoulder.  She mentioned that she chooses rhythm over balance.  This was a cool...
Dear first child, dear second child

Dear first child, dear second child

I wrote this a little while back shortly after having my second child, my daughter Raphaela.  I enjoyed reading it now, a couple of years later, to remind myself of that very special (crazy) season and all of the emotions that I was going through.  I think any mom who...
Being a girl, raising a girl

Being a girl, raising a girl

My son asked me yesterday, “Mom, do you like being a girl?” I like being me.  I have journeyed to this point, having endured the insecurities of being an adolescent girl, the compromising, quietness of being a young grown up girl and the feisty assertiveness of being...