An Expat-ois Life

picture of Kaa snake from Jungle book wrapped around branch with head hanging down.

The Uninvited Dinner Guest, Part One.

My dog, Machu Pichu,  is very popular. He even had his own stalker. I didn’t realise this at first. I just thought he was being the often annoying and neurotic dog that he has become under my care. I have that affect on dogs. I take perfectly normal dogs and turn them into creatures rife with […]

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Planes, Trains, & Tuktuks

The Dia de los Muertos Countdown

We are now less than a month away from Dia de los Muertos my second favorite holiday after Thanksgiving. We introduced the girls to this holiday last year for the first time. We built an altar, made colour paper ‘picado’ decorations and baked pan de muerto.  On the altar, we had pictures of my grandmother, […]

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Mama’s Musings


My Pinterest Parenting Bluff or Gift Wrapping Without Paper, Tape, and Scissors.

Most of you have probably seen a the type of meme that regularly makes the interweb rounds. It’s usually a picture of a gorgeous woman or amazing athlete doing some sport or pose with the caption: “How I see myself….” Followed by a second picture, usually of Mr. Beeb or some other absurd character “How I actually […]

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Mama Squawks

A Special Thanks to:

Helene Demetriades for the incredible banner & Anne Radcliffe from Food Retro for helping me put it all together!