About Last Night

About Last Night

Puke is a part of my hero’s journey, apparently. My son refuses to blow his nose. We used to get him to blow it by inviting him to participate in a booger contest, but the novelty of that has worn off. So, last night, the accumulation of all of the snot and boogers he...
My Son is a Third Culture Kid

My Son is a Third Culture Kid

Since my son was born in 2017, our family has lived in three countries, on three different continents. He’s being raised as a Third Culture Kid (TCK). What is a Third Culture Kid? I first came across the term “Third Culture Kid” while searching for information about...
Global Travel with a Toddler: A Long Layover

Global Travel with a Toddler: A Long Layover

With any trip, there are unforeseen challenges that pop up. Our major challenge while moving from Japan to Germany was a mix-up with our visas that resulted in a long layover in the Istanbul airport. This post is the third in a four-part series in which I reflect on...
Global Travel with a Toddler: Long Flights

Global Travel with a Toddler: Long Flights

This post is the second in a series in which I reflect on our recent move from Tokyo to Nuremberg as a family. In the first installment, I explored some strategies that we found useful leading up to our big move. Global travel with a toddler includes challenges at...
Podcasts for Kids: News Time

Podcasts for Kids: News Time

This post is also available on Medium. Podcasting has been around for a while now, and there are some great options for entertaining kids whether it be on a long car ride or background noise while playing with blocks. This post is the first in a series that features...
Global Travel with a Toddler: Pre-Departure

Global Travel with a Toddler: Pre-Departure

This post is also available on Medium. Global travel with a toddler presents tons of wonderful challenges no matter how far or near your destination may be. Whether dealing with a diaper blowout or a tired and angry tiny travel companion, there is never a shortage of...