Category Archives: travel

hold onto love.

Friday I’m in love. With Bangkok. With Thailand. With my family. With new adventures. With pushing myself beyond what I used to think I was capable of doing. With knowing that inner growth has been inspired by motherhood. Ten and … Continue reading

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Why it’s worth a difficult day of traveling…

Two days ago was a doozy. Picture violent fits on a tiny airplane. Picture little pals screaming and spitting and yelling at well-meaning strangers (flight attendants, taxi drivers, and anyone who looked in our direction, generally). Picture a long day … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Funarium

Today I woke up a tad nervous. Here we were in Bangkok with a week sprawled out in front of us during which Collin would be working all day every day. I started thinking, “I’ve got two tiny pals, and … Continue reading

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Senya and Juniper in Thailand

Having Senya and Juniper along for this trip is extremely fun. I wasn’t sure what it would be like to have Senya in a developing country. Junes, I knew, would be fine. She’s so laid back, friendly, and small enough … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound

We are headed out the door in a few minutes, and we’ll be home in about 36 hours. It’s been a great month, and I’ve enjoyed writing about my experiences here on this blog. Thanks for reading! I hope to … Continue reading

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Forty Thieves Another Day

Focus groups continue to be successful. Yesterday evening I met with a group of secondary students at a private boarding school for girls. It was really fun. The girls were very interested in the discussion, and I got some really … Continue reading

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Saturday

I had intended to write a pretty detailed blog post last night about my experience conducting the questionnaires for the second time. After our full day, however, I ended up falling asleep with Senya while putting her to bed only … Continue reading

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Definitely Not Gate Crashing

We had appointments today at 3 different schools to discuss the study plans with the respective head teachers. One head teacher from a very well-run secondary school said to me after initially looking at our forms and questionnaire, “Madame, I … Continue reading

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Protocol and Family

ABOUT the RESEARCH WORK Today we went to the village, and we started the process of explaining and distributing the consent forms. Of course, nothing ever goes exactly as planned, and this is why it felt somewhat crazy to try … Continue reading

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Arriving at the coast

January 8, 2011 Senya seemed thrilled to be in Mombasa last night. She slept for the full duration of the 50 minute flight from Nairobi, and she woke with enthusiasm for the new climate and surroundings. It is much warmer … Continue reading

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