Getting Married in the Dominican Republic

To top off our time in the Dominican Republic, DG and I had an impromptu beach wedding. The photos you can see here in part I & part II – but behind all the beauty of our gypsy bohemian nuptials, was a ton of annoying documentation, […]

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I Hate Breastfeeding

I hate feeling like a machine for making milk. I hate the awkward positions & endless back aches I hate really wanting to pee and not being able to get up. I hate that my boobs are now two different sizes, and […]

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PostPartum Confessions

I DIDN’T LIKE MY BABY Not at first. I was sure there was something wrong with me. I could only call him “the baby,” like he was someone else’s. It wasn’t that I disliked him. I just felt like he was something […]

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Gypsy Beach Wedding – Part One

We didn’t actually plan on having a wedding. After a year of pregnancy and newborn stuff, we were exhausted enough to be completely uninspired. We’d translated all of our documents, gotten them legalized, and then changed the date we were meant to […]

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The Case for Domestic Help

ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, I CLOSED MY FIRST COMPANY. THERE WERE A LOT OF REASONS, BUT UNDERLYING IT ALL WAS ONE UNDENIABLE TRUTH.   I WAS COMPLETELY BURNT OUT. WHAT HAPPENED? THAT’S A STORY FOR ANOTHER TIME. It’s suffice […]

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Updating Marriage

Marriage is a tricky thing – an institution that’s based on a left-behind way of life is understandably, antiquated. Formerly (although unfortunately still true in some parts of the world), marriage was the only way for a woman to make a living. […]

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Cost of Living in Portugal

As I mentioned in my Living in Portugal post, one of the reasons we chose to live in Algarve was the low cost of living in Portugal. Before coming, we read heaps of blogs that informed us that a couple with a […]

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What Is Sustainable Tourism

Tourism, is shit. Unfortunately, too many tourists treat amazing destinations like their personal toilet. You see it time and time again, from zoo-like visits to indigenous villages to the killing of starfish by taking them out of the water to Instagram. There’s […]

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Out of a Job and on an Island with No Place to Go

Almost a year ago today, I got fired. Over email, when I was at home on bed rest, two days before giving birth to my son. My ex-boss had been leading up to it for a while; could I come into the […]

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The Best (Newborn) Baby Products

Please note: This post has Affiliate links. I would never write about a product I didn’t genuinely love – Everything on this list we love and use, and I personally recommend. If you do feel like buying any of these things, and […]

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