The Hideout

The Hideout

  “So mom, want to go with us to our hideout?”  – Sure.  “Yippee!” My children have asked me to tour their hideout and I was always busy or honestly not that interested.  As part of my campaign to kick the kids out of my home for as long and often as possible I suggested … Continue reading

What it means to be ABC1 in Chile

What it means to be ABC1 in Chile

Chileno – “You cook?” GringaDchicureo – “Yes, but not well.  God bless my family for eating whatever I put on the table.” Chileno – “, but YOU cook” GringaDchicureo – “Well yeah, no gourmet here, but I try.” Chileno – ” Nobody cooks for you?” GringaDchicureo – “Well the husband is too busy, but I … Continue reading

Back To School in Chile

Back To School in Chile

I would love to compare notes with fellow expat parents in Chile.  People often ask me about the education system here, which are the best schools and how to handle many dilemmas. Of all of the adjustments I had to make to a new culture, life as the parent of a school-aged-child was the most … Continue reading

Sobreviviendo El Verano

Sobreviviendo El Verano

El año pasado esta madre pasó el verano en Chicureo, Chile, error. Aunque tenía sus hijos en campamento por unas horas cada día no bastaba para la Madre. La Madre estaba eternamente cansada y sudada. La Madre soñaba con robarle la manguera a un bombero y pegárselo a su hogar para eliminar de una vez … Continue reading

In Search of “Medium”

In Search of “Medium”

They called me Miss Piggy as a child and it was not as a term of endearment. I was the chubby kid and now the chubby adult who strategically disguises it behind the right clothing. I make an effort to live a healthy lifestyle however I will not deny myself the good stuff. Keep this … Continue reading