My husband and I worry about the effect of our Foreign Service lifestyle on our children. Raising expat kids is a real challenge! Will they grow up rich with experiences, polyglot, and appreciative of all that they have? Or will they grow up spoiled and entitled, used to having the world at their feet? We hope… Read More Seven Ways to Keep Life Balanced while Raising Expat Kids
Saturday afternoon, we’d finished puttering around the house, and didn’t really want to waste a beautiful afternoon indoors. It was also late enough that we knew the kids wouldn’t last long, and we didn’t want to commit to a long expensive excursion if a breakdown were eminent. With small children, it’s easy to get caught… Read More Ein Karem – a Tiny Oasis in West Jerusalem
The longer we’re in Jerusalem, more in love I fall with the incredibly varied cuisine here. And like many international cuisines, no matter where the source, traditional recipes are long and labor intensive. I’m making an effort to learn one recipe a week, integrating it into my weekly paleo cook-up. Sometimes, as with a recent experiment… Read More Kousa Mahshi (Palestinian stuffed zucchini)
Are you awesome? Could you be considered a lady by any crazy stretch of the definition? Do you love crafting and struggle to set aside time to work on projects that make YOU feel GREAT? Join The Awesome Ladies Project and pledge two hours a month to creating a project that makes you feel like an awesome… Read More Join Us for the Awesome Ladies Project this Friday!
I am working on taking my lunch to work every day, but I needed an easy way to make an entire week’s worth of lunches in advance. I actually do a great job of cooking a week’s worth of food at once on Sundays, but never seem to find time in the mornings to pack my… Read More Mason Jar Broccoli and Pomegranate Salad
How to become a runner: put on your shoes, go outside, and start running. How to become a CrossFitter: put on your shoes, go to a box, and start CrossFitting. How to become a lifter: put on your shoes, to to the gym, and start lifting. Yes yes yes yes yes, research boxes and find… Read More Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – How to become a runner
Friends of ours invited us to join them on a trip to the Negev to see Israeli’s national flower, the anemone bloom. The flowers bloom only for a few short weeks after the rainy season, before disappearing until the next year. After over a month cooped up in Jerusalem, we were happy to get out… Read More Darom Adom Southern Anemone festival in southern Israel – Watching the Desert Bloom
The blog went down last week, and I’m still not sure why. Some combination of a plugin + theme + something was telling WordPress to display … nothing. No admin, no blog, no nothing. It was awful and it’s been a frustrating week and I got up an hour earlier than normal this morning to… Read More 10 years of blogging, and I’m back!
I’m starting to warm-up to my new box’s formatting. It’s a lot more loosely run than CFSA was, but I really enjoyed Sunday’s workout. Partner WOD, split 50/50, broken down into sets of whatever we want 100 American KB swings 75 partner wall balls (toss the ball up to the line, and then your partner… Read More Diary of a Fat CrossFitter – A Week of Workouts
One of the best kids’ activities in Jerusalem is the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, and I was tired of my coworkers’ surprise when I told them, “No, we haven’t been to the zoo yet.” So on Sunday morning, we got up, picked up the house, packed a lunch, and dragged the kids to Jerusalem’s zoo. It was… Read More Sondjos at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo