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    We Are Moving!

    May 12, 2022

    We are moving!!

    This meaningful update has been in the works for a while, and a process full of hopeful anticipation and prayer.

    We are so excited to finally share the news!!

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  • Keeping Warm in Rural Japan

    When I tell people that it snows in Japan, they are often surprised! They seem to imagine that Japan is a warm, tropical island locale full of bamboo and monkeys. In reality, Japan is…

    January 23, 2022
  • Overseas Travel With An Infant

    Overseas travel looks NOTHING like it did a few years ago. My husband and I are both seasoned travelers, having been to a combined total of more than 10 countries. However due to the…

    January 13, 2022
  • Our International Love Story

    In honor of our 5th wedding anniversary on July 30th, it seems like the perfect opportunity to share our love story with our readers! The post below was originally written in February 2017, and…

    July 31, 2021
  • Postpartum Essentials

    During pregnancy, so much focus can be on preparing the baby.. but preparing the mother is important, too! Especially for new mothers, it can be helpful to know what to expect after giving birth,…

    July 9, 2021
  • Pregnancy: What to Read

    Pregnancy can feel overwhelming with all of the preparation involved, and a very real deadline within which to accomplish it all! In addition to purchasing items for baby, deciding on a place to give…

    July 8, 2021
  • Baby Stations & Breastfeeding in Japan

    Our son Jamie is EBF, which means exclusively breastfed. Although you might not see a lot of people breastfeed publicly in Japan, many public spaces are supportive of breastfeeding. The building where we grocery…

    June 9, 2021
  • Giving Birth at a Japanese Clinic

    Our beautiful rainbow baby arrived to this world on March 11th! Our birth experience was different from what we expected, but still overall positive. We chose to give birth at a clinic vs. a…

    April 14, 2021
  • Nursery Reveal!

    At 39 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy, we are nearly to baby’s due date!! I am now officially on “maternity leave” from our home business, and trying to enjoy this time as much…

    March 6, 2021
  • Preparing For Childbirth

    As of today, the last month of pregnancy has finally arrived! My husband and I have been busy with final preparations, making sure that everything is organized for baby, as well as postpartum. Due…

    February 10, 2021