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November 20, 2018

Gratefulness

Gratefulness

As one of my favorite authors Brene Brown says, "It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." And so I'm here, remembering to practice gratitude with morning cups of tea and smiles from my teenagers and perfectly cooked roti and a giggle from my infant and the thought that there are so many of you out there who love these kids as much as I do. Thank you for being on this journey with me. I am so grateful for you. For me, this Thanksgiving is about you. Thank you for all that you do.  

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June 07, 2018

Life with Fifty Plus Brothers and Sisters

Life with Fifty Plus Brothers and Sisters

This was an awesome trial run with Ruby. We were nervous coming here with her so young. The first few days shook us up a bit. Chicken pox outbreak made us nervous, mosquitos made us nervous, cough going around made us nervous, street dog coming after the stroller on our first walk, monsoon winds and storms, so many people touching her.

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April 30, 2018

Trying to be in the quiet

Trying to be in the quiet

I miss my kids in Nepal so much sometimes that my stomach hurts. I’m also loving where I am right now. Recovering from childbirth, heating up soup, making pancakes, changing diapers, breastfeeding, laundry, cleaning, and grocery shopping. Listening to podcasts, and stroller walks around the block. I spend an exorbitant amount of time staring at Ruby each day. Our rental home feels like paradise and life feels simple, quiet and calm... something I haven’t ever been able to indulge in.

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