This is something that happened last year, and at first I felt so terrible about it that I didn’t want to talk about it, and then I forgot about it, but for some reason I was reminded of it recently. It was back when the boys were still two, just before they turned three, and […]

So much has been happening lately that I almost have an excuse for never writing blog posts. Brian has changed jobs (though he’s still at his old job for two more weeks to fulfill the part of his contract that says he must give 30 days’ notice), and will be teaching at an American high […]

One of my first brushes with real life in China was the trip to the Tianjin International Travel Clinic which I posted about here–I guess it’s one way to weed through all the foreigners who want to live here and keep only the ones who can handle Chinese-style medical affairs and ridiculous red tape. My […]

For the first time since moving to China, I took a personal day and bought myself clothes. Other than buying myself 4 fantastic pairs of capri pants with my sister last year for 10 kuai a piece ($1.60), I haven’t really bought any clothes here, mostly because I can’t take the pressure of people staring […]

Children’s Day is a big deal in China. It must make up for the fact that they don’t have a holiday as awesome as Christmas and they don’t make such a big deal out of birthdays. The kids do a show at school, the school gives them presents, their parents give them presents, and they […]

Well, I haven’t posted in a long time, and I can’t guarantee I’ll keep posting, because I’m just not that reliable. But I’ll try to bring you up to speed on what’s been happening in our lives, over here on the other side of the world. Let’s see. This is what Brian has been busy […]

Since moving to China, I have dreaded the day I’d have to take one of my children into the hospital for an emergency. Last Thursday, it finally happened. The children were playing on their favorite piece of adult exercise equipment (pictured below from last year) when Toby fell off and one of the feet swung […]