Tag Archives | Tough Times

When It’s Hardest to be Away

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Most days, I wake up and feel immediately thankful for my home, my life, and the interesting things that lie ahead. I love living in a new country, I love Europe, and I love that we are doing something […]

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Expat Life

Nomadic PTSD: A Tale of Four Kitchens in One Year

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. So, I have a confession: after all of this wandering, traveling, temporary living, etc., I actually feel kind of blah about moving into our new home. In the past, when we have picked a home, I’ve gotten to work […]

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Longing

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. The last time I felt so much longing, my daughter was still in my womb in my last weeks of pregnancy. I could feel the little bumps of her spine, I could picture her posture, curled up inside me. […]

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Expat Life, Life in England

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I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Just stopping by to let you know that we are still alive! We are right in the middle of the usual selling, sorting, donating, shipping, and general chaos that goes with moving out of one’s home and preparing for […]

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31: A Decade’s-Worth of Living in One Year!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. My 32nd birthday is this month, and I hardly know what to think about it. You see, this last year has been so full of serious living, I can hardly believe it. I have to trust that 32 will […]

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The Nomads are Getting Restless!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. So, our interesting life is not always super amazing and exciting. I don’t like to complain, and I know I have a great life, and I am deeply thankful for all of the good things that have come our […]

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The Importance of Being a Stranger

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. A view through one of Amberg’s fortified walls I like being useful. I like having something to offer the people I meet, and I like to be a good friend. When I moved to Germany, I wasn’t any of […]

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Bumpy Landing!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Things have been really quiet at And Here We Are lately. We finished up our overseas traveling for the moment, and have moved on to uncertain territory here in the USA. I imagined that once we arrived here, I […]

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What I Thought I’d Already Learned…

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. I should have known better than to eat anywhere close to a major tourist attraction, but I got lazy, I guess. We had a terrible dinner near the Eiffel Tower yesterday, and I totally got food poisoning. These places […]

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