Punta Cana vs Punta Cana – Part 2

We had asked for authentic Punta Cana and we got it. Luckily for our camping experiences and experience with tight spaces, we were well equipped to handle this new abode. Unfortunately we not only had a culture shock with the people and surroundings, we also had one with the availability of things and services and…

Punta Cana vs Punta Cana – Part 1

Something that both Hakim and I are excited for more of is how travel will change and broaden our and our kids’ perspective. As Rick Steves says, “Good travel is thoughtful travel.”   I got quite thoughtful as we touched down in Punta Cana and experienced the roofless airport. Our jarring and very fast shuttle ride to our…

Sure, I’d love to get a cup of coffee

As my checklists get checked, they get added to just as fast. As of today, we are all pre-packed. Our days start at 7 and end around 11:30 lately, slowly taking care of the list and tackling things all kinds of unexpected challenges rearing ugly, terrible timing heads. One challenge is the challenge of nurturing…

To Do ListS ?!

It’s getting real over here! As I’m a huge planner and organizer-my speciality being making order out of a mess-I have to say I’m very excited with this part. Helping our oldest pack for her adventure to BC last week, I was more than willing to stay up until 2 in the morning re-arranging her…

Once upon a time, I was a single parent

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, I was a single parent with the desire to be the best parent I could be to this my dependent child. With everything in me, I desired to be present and alert.  Although the desire was great, I didn’t have a clue about how much I…

Regular business no more

Not so long ago we were one of those parents in survival mode and I am very thankful that we’ve been able to create an environment where for the last 13 years we work from home. In the last year I’ve been fully aware that we are counting down the time left with our kids….