Being White and Looking for a Brown Doll

Yesterday I had the chance to Guest post over at Sarah Quezada’a blog A Life with Subtitles. Sarah is a blog-friend-turned-real-friend who writes about multicultural life with her Guatemalan husband and bi-cultural daughter. One of the things I love about the funny world of blogs is the opportunity to connect with people who I mightRead more

When Mother’s Day Means Something Else


{ phone credit: }   To: The women for whom Mother’s Day means something else- There are many things I don’t yet know about motherhood. But I do know some of you have been trying for years to get pregnant and can’t. There are no answers, no explanations, just frustrating trips to the doctor followedRead more

This is { Wherever } Wednesday #5


Wednesday are my attempt to capture part of what life is like here in Guatemala. Feel free to join in. Wherever you are.  Sometimes I am reminded how different things are in Guatemala. Like last week’s sighting. Now on to this week. I was skyping with my friend earlier this week and she heard aRead more

Tortilla Soup on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Guatemala isn’t quite the same. I missed turkey and my mom’s homemade gravy and stuffing. I missed seeing friends and family gather around the table to share a meal where we eat too much and then somehow still look forward to leftovers the next day. This Thanksgiving was different. But I am learningRead more