Solid B

I am going to give myself a huge pat on the back right now.  I will not admit that I failed NoBloPoMo because I missed a few days.  Rather, I will be happy with my solid B.  26 out of 30 is quite respectable… especially considering how little I blogged in the previous year and … More Solid B


If you have read my blog for a while or know me in real life, you know that I am a huge proponent of breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding.  In fact, I nursed Little Elephant for over 3 years.  That said, I get that there are reasons that some women can’t or don’t and I try … More Breastfeeding

Binkie update

24 days ago I talked about our journey to give up the binkie.  The good news is that we have!  She is sleeping every night without it and now basically doesn’t ask. The major downside is that she has also    given up napping.  She just couldn’t figure out how to nap without a binkie. … More Binkie update


Baldushk is a little village with just under 5,000 people about 30 minutes outside of Tirana, the capital.  While discussing our love of Thanksgiving and all the Turkey, stuffing, and food that comes along with it, one of my closest Albanian friends, South Wind, suggested we go to Baldushk. With a snap of the fingers, … More Baldushk