Parting Notes from My Son

My son Marcos loves his mom, and her cooking…   Save

2010 R.I.P.

Above: Eliza, 4 years old, learning to walk on crutches 2010 is finally over and all I can say is hooray. 2010 was not a bad year, it was a challenging year and it’s like when the really important mid-term that you have been cramming for weeks is finally over. Hooray. 2010…

It’s the Food that Binds Us

Above: Country breakfast on the weekends. I put turmeric in the potatoes. The first weekend I was back I made a country breakfast for the whole family. Homefries with paprika and tumeric, scrambled eggs, toast and turkey sausages. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, especially on the weekends. I love feeling…

Halloween 2010 (Creatures of the Night)

So this year is the first Halloween for my kids who were born in the Dominican Republic and I’m going to miss it. Didn’t have a choice really — our long awaited visa interview is scheduled for 6am Nov. 3rd. I was going to fly out Nov. 1 but tickets jumped up…

Snippets of Dominican Life: Disney Princess Party

Interspersed with journal-style ramblings, I have decided to start an ongoing series on my life here in the Dominican Republic beginning with one of the most bizarre events to take place: a child’s birthday party. My children are enrolled in a Montessori preschool here. I live basically on a middle class level…