Germany | Bad Homburg

Beautiful Bad Homburg Bad Homburg Palace Pond Autumn colors on display Nativity scene at Bad Homburg Christmas market Bad Homburg is a picturesque spa town about a 20-minute drive from where we live in Frankfurt. In all the hullabaloo about Christmas market season, Kail, Piopio, and I mistakenly ventured there one weekend too early inContinue reading “Germany | Bad Homburg”

Frankfurt | Weihnachtsmarkt

Römerberg One of the main areas of the Frankfurt Christmas market is in the Römerberg market square, with the iconic Römer building (City Hall) in the background. Christmas Stars Illuminating many a window throughout Germany, these paper lanterns are popular Christmas decorations. Gemütlich Is there anything cozier than a Christmas market? Weihnachtsmarkt Food One ofContinue reading “Frankfurt | Weihnachtsmarkt”

2018 Intention Review: A Letter to Myself

new year’s resolutions, future letter to yourself, 2018 resolutions I recently shared my 2019 sort-of resolutions, and now I’m sharing the outcomes of my 2018 Future Letter to Myself — my sixth and final such letter. How much “came true”? I experienced the happiest and most transformational life event in 2018: the birth of myContinue reading “2018 Intention Review: A Letter to Myself”

2019 Resolutions

Bullet journal, dot journal, leuchtturm1917, journaling, planner, calendar, diary, tracker I’m taking a different approach to New Year’s resolutions for 2019. In fact, I’m not making New Year’s resolutions at all. Instead of writing a “Future Letter to Myself,” as I have done for the past six years, I’m simply going to keep up withContinue reading “2019 Resolutions”

Babies: The Anti-Homebody

The Citadel, July 2018.One of the myriad ways my life has changed (for the better) thanks to Piopio is that I’m out and about more. To say my daily routine has changed since Piopio came around is an understatement. Kail and I are both introverts and homebodies, and our preferred way to to spend aContinue reading “Babies: The Anti-Homebody”

10 Tips for the Introverted SAHM

I was dreading returning to Amman after Piopio was born. For probably the last two weeks we were in the U.S., any time I would think about leaving, I would cry.Part of it was knowing I would really miss my family. We lived with my sister and brother-in-law for three-and-a-half months; their house in VirginiaContinue reading “10 Tips for the Introverted SAHM”