Category Archives: Travel Lessons

Follow Peace

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I followed peace home to our home sweet home after three long weeks of travel. Life on the road with two preschoolers is like controlled chaos, and as carefully as we plan and as hard as I try to maintain routine on the go, there just isn’t much peace till we get home again. The […]

Growing a Garden and Seeing Potential

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I found my spot. The one to sit at for hours while the kids are at preschool and I need to get work done. This one is a little outdoor seating area of a local grocery store. It’s surrounded by planters of greenery, boxwood, begonias, and hanging ivy. It’s a cool, drizzly kind of day—summer’s […]

Living What We Value: Minimalism and Faith

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We arrived at my parents and will stay two nights before moving into our own place nearby. For 24 hours of travel from Delhi through Newark, Chicago, and then into Missouri, amid all the hectic luggage shifting and child-caring, I couldn’t stop thinking about our 2 hour wait with too many bags stuffed full of […]

Moving Saga, Day 4

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Today made up for yesterday in the enjoyable, lucid moments with friends where it was just normal and we could be fully present. It was full. I’m exhausted, but since I’ve been exhausted nonstop for about a month, I’m no longer deterred by my exhaustion. Just keep going. This is important and the end is […]

Moving Saga, Day 3

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Yesterday at 10am sharp there were a bunch of ladies vying for my stuff, snatching kitchen utensils and baby clothes and blankets. They all knew someone who could use the things and I was glad we could give them.  I had about 5 laundry baskets worth of things and they were all gone– the room […]

The Camping Latté Recipe

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The last time I attempted to write something was three weeks ago. I got as far as the title. We’re preparing for a big move—a change of house, country, preschool, and everything else one could possibly change. My husband and I are walking zombies. Wednesday is our “Sabbath”, a day to rest, reflect, and connect […]

This Too Shall Pass (and then you’ll miss it)

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I’m sipping a pumpkin spice latte, watching the Midwest drift away out the window on the first leg of our flights home to India. Our near-four-year-old is happy playing his leap pad and our one-year-old is watching the kindle fire. I’d say it was a pretty momentous Christmas when the kids each ended up with […]