essential lessons from expat life

When my family and I moved to Australia five years ago, we told all of our friends and family at home it would be two years, three at most. Oh, how wrong we were. Turns out that even a predictable life can take an unexpected turn or two when you make it happen. 



I made a big mistake. I knew it when it happened, but unfortunately, I have photographic evidence. I cut my hair.


Why Believe in Your Gifts Even When Others Don’t?

by Alli Polin on September 15, 2015

opinions are not erasers

My son refused to go to school this morning. Yes, I could have dragged him to the car without his shoes and uniform while he screamed and cried, but that seemed like a no-win start to the day. Instead, I drove his sister so she wouldn’t get a tardy, and decided to figure out what the heck was going on with my boy beyond, “I hate Tuesdays!”