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Ladies Day Out

Foreign Service LifeHealth/BeautyMalawi

I took Nia to a Malawian beauty shop for the first time two weeks ago. We started with a basic trim because, although she’d like it short again, we have to grow it out for her ballet recital this spring. The best part was that her stylist surprised us by insisting on a full blow-out after […]

March 22, 2017

The One Tool that Made it Possible for Me to Go Sugar Free

Foreign Service LifeHealth/Beauty

This is my third post in a series celebrating my 6 month anniversary of going sugar free. If you’re just starting to read, you’re best off reading Post 1 and Post 2 first. In my second post I mentioned that one of my biggest challenges with going Sugar Free was the meal planning & shopping component. […]

July 8, 2016

6 Months Sugar Free and Loving It

Foreign Service LifeHealth/Beauty

This is part 2 in a series about my experience giving up sugar 6 months ago. If you haven’t read part 1, you should really start there for some background info. This post is going to focus on the challenges I experienced and the results achieved. The First Few Days Day 1 of the program […]

July 7, 2016

Sayonara Sugar, It’s Been Fun..

Foreign Service LifeHealth/Beauty

6 Months ago today I started something that I honestly wasn’t sure I could complete. I decided to join a program that would help me cut sugar out of my diet and more importantly, help me free myself from what could only be called a sugar addiction. When I think about how I got here, […]

July 6, 2016

My New Love, Iyengar Yoga

Foreign Service LifeHealth/BeautyPeruRecommendations

I discovered Yoga during my pregnancy with Nia (fyi, it was a Godsend for dealing with back and hip pain).  I maintained the practice after her birth, primarily doing Hatha yoga, a very gentle type of yoga that is easy on my arthritic joints. In February I started searching for a studio in Lima and […]

July 28, 2013

A New Parenting Low

Foreign Service LifeHealth/BeautyWashington, DC

So we started at the gym this week.  I was beyond excited to find a place that would accept an 10 week old.  I’m allowed to leave her for one hour, which is the perfect amount of time for me to do a class (or so I thought).  Unfortunately, Nia isn’t so keen on being […]

January 5, 2012
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