This August we resumed our yearly weeklong summer holiday in the Scottish highlands. It’s a place one might consider as being “in the middle of nowhere,” that is of course if you are not from there. If however, you are from there, it’s quite likely the center of the world. We fall into the category … Continue reading At Tesco, Ullapool (The Scottish Highlands)
The flow of my places of healing went a little bit like this: In 2006 and then in 2012 again, Samui was my place of healing. A place that was disconnected enough from my world that I could connect to the Earth. To myself. I’d be visiting from grey Chengdu where the sun shone 32 … Continue reading My places of healing: from Samui to the Scottish Highlands
"Mama can you tell to papa that I standed on this step, deep deep in the swimming pool?" "Mama can you tell to papa that I ate all the carrots and tomatoes in the bowl?" "Mama can you tell to papa that I can jump like a football player, high up in the sky?" "Mama … Continue reading Can You Tell to Papa….
Wesley – Blogger and Health Aficionado Yoga and Travel - The Connection is Deeper than you Think. Yoga is more popular than ever before, and many people rely on yoga as a means of staying in shape and of maintaining top mental health. However, the benefits of yoga often go beyond what even its practitioners … Continue reading Yoga and Travel : A Guest Post by Wesley Vonn
We stopped at the Buddhist Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), one of the most beautiful temples I've seen, on our long- boat ride along the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. We climbed the steep stone steps all the way to the top level. Standing next to magnificent intricate carvings - it was the traditional Thai … Continue reading To the Temple of Dawn by Long Boat
An excerpt of "Two Articles on Bilingualism" follows: Catch the rest of the post, and many more interesting ones by other of my mum friends at Multicultural Mothering - our shared blog. http://multiculturalmothering.com --------------- We flew from Beirut to Abu Dhabi (“adi badi” as Rahul calls it) on Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates carrier, … Continue reading Two Articles at Multicultural Mothering
A week ago at the Koh Samui Airport; the four of us are rushing to our plane in an open air buggy. Leila pushes me. She shouts, “WOW! Mum. Look't Leila hair,” as she runs her fingers through her hair. “Yes! Your hair is blowing in the wind.” “Rawul awso,” she says, pointing at her … Continue reading Blowing in the Wind
(Welcome to the 5th in our series: A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering. You can find Kalley’s cullinary adventures at http://www.ianandkalley.com/kalleycuisine/) Kalley: I grew up on a cattle ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I couldn’t wait to leave my small home town after graduating from high school and attended university outside of Los … Continue reading Far From Home: A Guest Post by Kalley Hoke
When I learned that I share one thing with Julia Roberts and Jennifer Lopez, I was excited: the Maclaren Twin Techno double stroller. So it's not more glamorous than that, but hey, it's something. I "upgraded" from our well-used Twin Triumph only a few months ago. The first time I used it I was ecstatic. … Continue reading The Perfect Maclaren: Will We Make It?