Hello, I’m Sara! Welcome to my blog. Here you will find stories about our adventures, days out, crafts and activities; alongside tales of our expat life, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings. You will also find thoughts on motherhood and identity, and the odd poem and piece of creative writing! A mixed, but hopefully entertaining, bag :)
I am a busy stay at home mom, formerly known as ‘busy working mum’. Our relocation to the US means that for the first time in 20 years I do not have a job. I am discovering that, while I am truly grateful for the opportunity to stay home with the children, each moment of joy is balanced by a moment of ‘gah, this is hard’!
Couple that with the cultural differences (it’s not quite like the TV shows you know…); my life has changed!
I have three beautiful children, two boys and a girl, who by turns amaze, amuse and drive me nuts. My wonderful husband is fantastically hands on with the kids, puts up with my ‘it’s a disaster’ moments with good grace, can’t keep up with any TV that has more than two characters and has selective deafness…
This blog is about, to almost quote a famous song, a Scottish woman in Boston (I most definitely take tea my dear) coping with life, kids, schools and an unexpected language barrier! Tea and cake (preferably in a cafe, on my own…), sci-fi shows and pink fizz keep me sane, after a fashion :)
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