Our time in Cambodia was a magical whirlwind of temple exploration, discovery, and … Read More Cambodia – With Kids!
Our trip to Vietnam was – by far – one of our family’s favorites. We loved the culture, the food, the vibe of every city we visited. Before our trip, we were a tad worried about bringing a two-year-old and a three-month-old along. I was especially concerned about vaccinations, given our daughter was too young… Read More We Took a Baby to Vietnam & Lived to Tell the Tale. Barely.
MBH likes to call me the laziest productive person he’s ever met. It’s true. I do love me some naps. Fiercely. I’ve also learned studied two languages, written four novels, traveled around the world, launched a popular travel blog (it’s this one!) and am raising two wonderful kids, who are still little enough that when I… Read More My Best Productivity Trick for TODAY
The Washington Post reported — two years and an unbelievable 101 school shootings ago — that many American expats in Japan are reluctant to return to the possibility of gun violence in the United States after experiencing its absence. I’m definitely one of them. Our time in Japan was marked by such amazing people, wondrous… Read More Thoughts at POPSUGAR on Moving Back to America
Two of my articles were among the top 10 most popular pieces for Savvy Tokyo in 2017! It’s so astonishing as a writer to know that a) anyone is reading anything you write and that b) it resonates with them. It made my heart happy to hear this news! Both the pieces – and the… Read More Best of SavvyTokyo – 2017
Learning about Nana korobi ya oki — “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” … Read More How Japan Raises Resilient Children
How are Japanese families disciplining their children — and how are they eliciting good behavior in the first place? I wasn’t the only American mother asking this question.… Read More The Japanese Way of Disciplining Children
Pretty astonished and thrilled that my first piece for SavvyTokyo ended up being their most popular for 2016 – and it was only published in November! Read more – and other great pieces about Japan – here: https://savvytokyo.com/best-savvy-tokyo-2016/
Just after Thanksgiving, we decided to take advantage of the long weekend (thanks American holidays!) to drive up to a gorgeous city in Japan, Nikko. We’d heard it was beautiful and serene, and those both seemed like things we’d really appreciate with a new three-month-old in our household. So we packed both our kids up… Read More The Gorgeous Winter Wonderland of Nikko, Japan
Oh, the Shinagawa Aqua Park was absolutely one of our most fun days in Tokyo. My daughter was still brand-new and the day dawned rainy, so I definitely wasn’t in the mood to ‘go out,’ let alone on an adventure nearly an hour away from our house. But my handsome son had a modeling audition,… Read More Shinagawa Aqua Park