The Ultimate Guide To Moving Abroad As A Single Mom

Do You Want To Move Abroad As A Single Mom? Whether you are still in just the thinking phase of moving abroad as a single parent or are totally ready to make the leap to another country, you have come to the right place. Living abroad is a game changer for single moms. I have […]

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Escaping Albania

A few days ago we left Albania. It was totally unexpected. Actually, I booked plane tickets a few hours before we got in a cab and headed to Tirana International Airport. We were escaping Albania or at least that is how it felt as we rushed to secure plane tickets, book a hotel room in […]

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I Am Not A Travel Blogger

escaping albania

Right now Novella is curled up in a ball in one of my arms as I sit here writing this blog post with my other hand. Mia is off at gymnastics nearby and I am anxiously waiting for her return. Even though my girls are growing up I still have a hard time letting them […]

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Winter In Albania: Not everything is butterflies and rainbows

Winter In Albania The early morning sun peeks slightly through the red curtain that divides my office from the rest of the bedroom. I pull the blanket over my head. It’s cold so I don’t want to jump out of bed excited to start the day like I normally do in warmer weather. I can […]

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Want To Be Truly Happy? Start Each Day With These Three Things:

For most of my life,  I struggled with mornings.  Often, I’d hit the snooze button multiple times and sometimes I didn’t get out of bed until past noon. Mornings were nothing to be excited about. To me, mornings symbolized alarms, kids needing to get ready for school, depression, and a rushed breakfast. Most days, as […]

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An Early Morning in Albania

Early Mornings In Albania It’s 6:00 am right now so the city is still pretty silent. I did hear morning prayers from the Mosque near us and the occasional car passing from the highway below. We’ve been in our new place for just over a week. It is weird to have an actual home instead […]

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5 Fun Things About Albanians You Didn’t Know

Chances are you do not know much about the small country of Albania. That is not surprising considering this was a communist country up until 1992 which is fairly recently.  It is virtually untouched by tourism. I would go as far to say that it is Europe’s best-kept secret. I had never even heard of […]

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A Simple Living Morning Routine Here In Albania

A New Home Distant chatter and music from the cafes below dance through my window. Fresh crisp cold air flows through my patio door as I move through my morning routine here in Albania while enjoying our new Airbnb. I am so thankful for our new home because it is perfect for the girls and […]

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