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It’s fall, but not on our tropical island!  What do you do when you want to have a sledding party, but there is no snow and no sleds?!    Find a big grassy hill,  Grab as much cardboard as you can,  Load up a pick-up truck with all your friends!   {This post may contain my referral …

Tropical Sledding: Making Your Own Fun Overseas Series! Read More »

Have you ever wanted to approach topics from around the world with your children, but didn’t know how to go about it?  This World Awareness Prayer Journal will give you the tools you need to approach some tough topics in a soft way.  It will broaden your world view with a Christian perspective. Included In …

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Meet the Lam Family! YanHoon and her husband, WeiChee, live in Papua, Indonesia with their 3 children.  Charis, Constance and Chrysta have 2 dogs and 3 cats!  Their infectious smiles can brighten your day. Introduce your family to us. We are a family of five. My husband is a church planter. I’m a stay-home mum. …

Family Spotlight! Singapore to Papua Read More »

You wake up late, the baby is crying.  The teen is asking for breakfast, and the tween is fussing because her brother teased her. The coffee spills all over the counter and soaks the bread, that you just made the day before and you were going to use for toast and sandwiches today. Your quiet …

Blessings Overlooked: Focusing on the Small Things Read More »

We live in an isolated mountain town on a 3rd world tropical island that is only accessible by air.  Needless to say there aren’t many options when it comes to birthdays!  I try very hard every year to make birthdays special and when my daughter wanted a “snow” themed birthday, I was determined to make …

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Meet the Leite Family! Meet Alessandro (Al) and Rachel Leite.  This beautiful couple has been married 15 years and have 4 children,  Hava (10 – 6th grade), Levi (8 – 4th grade), Daniel (5 – 1st grade), and Boaz (4 months).  Both parents have roots in Brazil and now live in Texas. What do you …

Family Spotlight! From Brazil to the U.S. Read More »

I always thought that preparing food ahead and canning or freezing in bulk was something you did on a farm or if you lived a long way out of town.  I have found that canning and freezing food ahead of time while overseas can save my sanity!  One thing I have learned is that you …

Preserving Food to Make Life Easier! Read More »

How do you enjoy fall in the tropics? 6 Ways to Enjoy the Season When There Isn’t One! {This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} It is hard to celebrate the seasons when the weather doesn’t change.  How do you …

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Meet Justin and Helen!  Their son, Caleb, is 8 years old and their daughter, Caroline is 6.  This amazing family is living and homeschooling in Mongolia!  {This post may contain some of my referral links} What do you consider your “home” country and where are you living now? We consider our home country to be …

Family Spotlight in Mongolia! Read More »

My husband’s last remaining grandparent died today.  We weren’t there.  Sometimes that seems to be our mantra when thinking about our family across the world.  We aren’t there.  I am always afraid to tell my kids things that are going on “back in the U.S.”  Either they are sad because something bad has happened and …

Helping Kids Deal With Loss When You Are Far Away Read More »