Mondulkiri

Early on the 26th of December, we departed with several good friends to enjoy a four-day trip to the beautiful province of Mondulkiri–approximately 5-hours from Phnom Penh, bordering Vietnam. As we left the congestion and chaos of the city and entered the tranquil landscape of the countryside, I found myself quietly gasping at the remarkable ...

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A Merry Christmas

By now, we’re fairly set in our family Christmas traditions–though, we’re not opposed to adopting new ones! I start baking in early December and then continue until we have all of our favorite holiday treats–fudge (thanks to Jenn J. and mom for the ingredients!), peanut brittle, peppermint bark, gingerbread cookies, and decorated sugar cookies. We ...

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Americans in Cambodia

An American in Cambodia—what does this exactly mean, especially when it comes to celebrating American holidays? What does it mean to raise “American” kids in another country? What American traditions do we make a priority, if any? These are questions that I struggle with—especially when I think about our two Third Culture Kids (TCK–not quite ...

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Ava’s Big Girl Bed

We found a marvelous bed for Ava from our Cambodia “Craigslist”. She is completely thrilled with it, and she can’t wait for bedtime. It’s fun for me, since I grew up with a canopy bed too…although mine didn’t double as an anti-mosquito fortress :). Our little girl is growing up so fast! Her first glimpse ...

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