Expat Ramblings: Too Quiet

I like my peace and quiet. After listening to my children sing the entire back catalogue of My Little Pony all day (Yes. They sing. Do not YouTube it.), I do appreciate the silence of my living room after 8 o’clock. It keeps me sane, and I like sane. Read More Expat Ramblings: Too Quiet

Remedies for Loneliness

I’ve been spending a lot of alone time lately, partly by choice and partly involuntarily. I suppose I can blame it on the recent chaos that’s occurred in my life, or maybe to the summertime sadness I’ve developed, a la Lana Del Rey (also, damn you Lana). But as I slowly try to get myself out of this slump, I’ve been trying different things to remedy the onset of loneliness — in healthy ways, of course.

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Oh, So Very Thankful

“What do you say?” It’s a question every child hears frequently while learning to navigate the social niceties. Parents always hope their children will quickly learn to respond with a “please” or a “thank you.” Read More Oh, So Very Thankful