Kuala Lumpur Vernacular Architecture

Kuala Lumpur Vernacular Architecture

I recently participated in a course on ‘Vernacular Architecture of Asia: Tradition, Modernity and Cultural Sustainability’ at EdX. While taking the course I heard Kuala Lumpur Vernacular Architecture referenced and had to learn more. Kuala Lumpur...
My Favorite Parenting Books and Resources

My Favorite Parenting Books and Resources

As parents, one of our greatest resources is a good book. My husband and I used to say that having kids is getting new roommates every 6 months to a year. Children may need entirely new wardrobes and shoes every few months, and about every 6 months to a year or so...
Booking Flights Abroad | Don’t pay in USD Dollars

Booking Flights Abroad | Don’t pay in USD Dollars

Savvy travelers already know that you’ll pay a premium if you pay with US Dollars (USD) when traveling abroad. If you haven’t experienced this yourself, you eventually will when you buy something from a local, international merchant. At check out, they may...
The Good and the Bad – Bali

The Good and the Bad – Bali

We landed in Bali with absolutely incorrect expectations. We discovered quickly there are many dishonest reviews online about Bali, even on AirBnB. We learned that many Bali locals don’t...
De-clutter and Move Memorabilia Back Into Your Life

De-clutter and Move Memorabilia Back Into Your Life

What’s in Your Attic? What’s in your Memorabilia box (or multiple boxes) in your closet, basement, attic, or storage unit (or all the above)? I imagine most could barely mention a dozen items in their memorabilia box – out of how many items?...
Learning Resources for Self-Guided Kids

Learning Resources for Self-Guided Kids

Parents, family, and even strangers regularly ask why we chose homeschooling over sending the kids to school. My reason is time. Time to be with my children and time for them to explore their many interests. I was so busy in school trying to learn things I...
Kids Point Of View – Spanking and Why It Doesn’t Work

Kids Point Of View – Spanking and Why It Doesn’t Work

We don’t spank. We can’t conceive of an occasion where spanking would have benefited us or one of our children or affected positive change. Mistakes, Poor Judgement and Spanking One day, our two kids and I were discussing and trying to remember their...

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