raising a traveling tribe

I have been avoiding this post for quite some time and I think I am finally ready to write it.  Four weeks from today we will be on an airplane and leaving Denmark for six months, a fact which most people find to be exciting, but one that has really thrown me for a loop. [...]


Hello, everyone!  We are back from Spain and getting settled back into our routine here in Copenhagen.  Our trip to Spain was a mix of business and pleasure, and while the business side went great, on the night before we were suppose to leave for a couple days of vacation, our son came down with [...]


On Friday, while we were bustling around trying to pack for our trip to Spain, we told our kids to get some things ready for their carry ons.  We didn’t expect them to have much interest in the chore, but two out of the three really went for it. Here is what happens when our [...]


A kiss is just a kiss… or is it?  Knowing how to greet in a new country or culture is really important because a kiss in every culture does not always mean the same thing. I grew up greeting my Greek family and friends with a kiss on the cheek but I never thought to [...]


Our littlest son, Landon, surprised us the other day when he told us that he needed his pickaxe to chisel the wall and then later was a bit sad because his boosters were down on his rocket ship.  Besides the obvious fact that we marveled at his child-like imagination, it also lead us into an [...]