Relationships

With partner, family, in laws, kids

A family that gives together, grows together

Growing up isn’t easy. There is a reason the term “growing pains” was coined after all, right? Add to these adulthood growing pains the element of parenthood, and you are left with an even more complex layer of responsibility – which basically entails raising the…

Biracial Families

A few months ago, there was a minor uproar in the US about a Cheerios commercial where some viewers were unhappy with the representation of a mixed ethnicity couple. I ran to YouTube, thinking there was something this couple was doing that must be offensive.…

Blaming “Jealousy”

As a parent I am riddled with self-doubt, therefore prone to second-guessing and overanalyzing every new obstacle thrown at me on this parenting journey. Like most, my fundamental desire is to raise happy children with intrinsic hearts of gold. So when faced with tough situations,…

Sunset at the Mina Port

Let’s be honest.  You will never hear us complain about having a few hours to ourselves where we can get dolled up and then enjoy a night on the town with our spouse.   Especially here, given all the luxury and swanky hotels and restaurants in…

Staycationing in the Middle of Nowhere

Back home before we came here, our family used to spend a lot of time in the outdoors- taking trips to the countryside, hiking, exploring the natural world around us. Since moving here, between the summer temperatures that prohibit spending anytime outdoors and the centralization…