To Beach Or Not To Beach

I don’t know if it’s because I’m nine months pregnant and stir crazy. Or if it’s just that time again. For a new adventure. After over two years in the valley outside of Quito and in our third house, my husband and I have been talking seriously about moving to the beach. We’re beach people…

The Calm Between The Storms

A week after negotiations and everything in Ecuador is back to normal. In fact, it ended almost as abruptly as it began. The government agreed to repeal the decree that increased the fuel price, and so far a personal and corporate income tax has been proposed for the wealthy as an alternative to pay back…

A High Maintenance Kind of Week

I wish I could say that Darwin has adjusted with flying colors his first week of school. But it’s been tough. Not in an obvious sort of way. But woven throughout the day with different, but nonetheless strong indicators of a child who is overwhelmed. Like meal time. When he says he doesn’t like what’s…

A No Good Terrible Morning

First day at a new school. First bus ride ever. We had been prepping for this day for awhile. Slowly building up in frequency the discussions on his next step as the days neared. He was scared. And didn’t want to go. That much was clear as he reiterated his desire to stay at the…

Full-Time Mom

Hey, it’s been awhile. I’ve been full-time mom’ing it for the last month and to be honest. It’s been awesome. Not that it isn’t hard as shit sometimes. But with school starting tomorrow, I feel sad. Because over the last month, our connection has grown even stronger. The way in which we communicate hitting a…

Toma Mi Mano

It was the first of a series of trial days at Pachamama, the school we are heavily considering for next year for our son Darwin. After two years at a small guardaria in Tumbaco, a nice mix of play with some learning in a cozy environment, he was ready for the next step. Encompassing all…