Paxton’s Birth Story- My 3 hour labor!

I’m still surprised that this birth went so easily! After my 60 hour labor I had prepared for another long one. I bought snacks and made 3 meals for the midwives. I figured “shorter” than 60 hours, would still be a day or 2. But 3 hours was not something I’d prepared for! I’d been…

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

After a decently long silence, such is life when traveling between countries with a toddler, I thought I’d ease back into blogging with a Paleo Pumpkin Pancake recipe. I’ve tried several of pumpkin pancake attempts but they have turned out sub-par as a bland imitation to the magical pumpkin pancakes of Austin’s Kirby Lane that…

Expectation vs. Reality – Returning to the States

Ah expectations. No matter what you do you can’t avoid forming some kind of expectations for any situation you are entering into. Our time of being back in the states is no different. Even though I tried to prepare for the reverse culture shock, there have been several things that have taken me by surprise.…

Preparing for the shock

Preparations for returning to the States for the next 6 months are underway. I love that we live in a world where I can find an apartment, sign a contract for it, make payments, and change over utility bills all without making a single phone call. As part of my preparations I am starting to…