Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.”
― Maria Shriver

So, I was having a not so good day today that was filled with many toddler tantrums, not wanting to eat, not wanting to nap and so much more. And then I read a blog post suggested from a friend about parenting and how I’m not alone in my efforts as a mom to do our best with our children when we are just so tired, incompetent, frustrated. It turned my day around. It encouraged me.  I felt like I wasn’t alone in my efforts to do my best. ( I mean, am I the only one who prays for patience constantly and also for nap time to come sooner than later??)

I found this quote and loved it. It makes me think of so many of my good friends who I have come to with ENDLESS questions about child raising.  Questions that sounded a little like:

“Why does she…”, “Is it normal that..”, “Did your kids ever…”, “I feel silly for asking, but…”, “Okay, I know I’ve asked you this before, but um…”, “HYPOTHETICALLY speaking, if one were to…” and so many more questions.

Regardless, I’m so thankful for this journey as a parent.

It is official! Countdown for our adventure begins now!

First off, I apologize for not updating information on what’s been going on around here.

But to be honest, other than being sick for a few weeks, nothing too exciting has been happening. But, earlier this week, excitement landed in my email inbox.

The school we will be teaching for is a godsend. Really, we are so fortunate theat they are so organized, patient and able to assist with any kind of questions we may have.

And to top it off, they’ve just informed us that they bought our tickets to Rio! Image (Pretend that’s a blue American passport and that’s pretty much how I feel)

We’ll be leaving soon, in about three months. And there’s so much to do; the list for things to donate, sell, buy  is endless! But none the less, we are so excited! It’s happening!

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Oba! We’re on our way to Rio!

Every step of the way, (well, all the exciting steps) I’ll post what’s going on… who knows, maybe this little blog will inspire you to do some traveling and “adventuring” of your own 🙂