Squinting in the bright sun and half-dragging my whining toddler, emotions are running high. I had the great idea to take my kids to Parque 93 after their doctor's appointment. Normally not a problem, but Ingrid is a little sick and I haven't slept well this week. More frustrated by the minute, I'm doing everything … Continue reading Colombian Advice for this Mama
I walk in the door to my daughter’s jardin (preschool) as she trails behind crying. It’s been over a month that she has cried every morning as we arrive and I’m just a little over it. I’ve tried everything I can think of to assuage her fears, but nothing has worked. One of the staff … Continue reading Celebracion día de la Madre
I am 6 days “overdue” and so over being pregnant in Colombia. I can’t remember the last time I slept longer than three hours between my sick toddler and my giant belly. My sister-in-law, Story, is visiting with her daughter, and offers to stay with the girls so we can spend the night at a … Continue reading My Birth in Bogota
Only a few months after we arrived in Bogota, I discovered that I was pregnant with our second baby. As excited as I was, I also overwhelmed with the prospect of having a baby overseas. Being with the Department of State, I had the option to medevac back to the US for my birth. The … Continue reading Everything I Learned about Pregnancy and Birth in Bogota
Aka, how I gave into societal pressure and put my 18 month old in school.
My experiences as a stay-at-home expat mom in Bogota, Colombia.