Willow

Willow

I live in the south and I love so many of the beautiful trees and flowers that grow here.  Not only are the plants and flower amazing, but their names are as More »

Teaching China’s Worrywarts

Teaching China’s Worrywarts

This week I was honored with an invitation to do a guest post for my fellow ESL teacher and blogger…Check it out!  Don’t forget to click the “follow” button on my page More »

Lifestyle of an American in China

Lifestyle of an American in China

Our earning potential is often a driving factor in our pursuits. Many of us spend our lives in jobs we do not necessarily enjoy simply because if its compensation, theoretically overriding the More »

 

Teaching China’s Worrywarts

This week I was honored with an invitation to do a guest post for my fellow ESL teacher and blogger…Check it out!  Don’t forget to click the “follow” button on my page and help me work torward turning this hobby

Lifestyle of an American in China

Our earning potential is often a driving factor in our pursuits. Many of us spend our lives in jobs we do not necessarily enjoy simply because if its compensation, theoretically overriding the disdain we endure in its daily accomplishment. Those

China’s Split-Bottom Pants: Environment, Economics, or Ease?

The famed image of toddlers’ bare bottoms waddling around China is one I won’t soon forget.  Upon first arriving in China, I’ll admit that it was instinctual to retract in disgust, only later giving way to a quick reach for

The Best Beach Holiday in China

While all of my friends and fellow teachers made winter holiday plans to return to their home countries or travel around Southeast Asia, I had a more limited scope with which to make plans.  While fostering our beautiful daughter, a

Finding Food is Always an Adventure: Cuisine Discoveries in Sanya, Hainan Island, China

There are few tricks that one learns in order to improve his chances at faring a decent meal in China.  First, the easiest food to find, especially when brand new to town, is to look for those famous golden arches. 

Saving Them All: China Orphans

Jin Qiu is a caring and responsible 13-year old Down’s Syndrome orphan who likes to take care of everyone.  He likes to carry the babies to bath time, feed other children and clean their faces, and report misdemeanors as needed. 

The Cavalry’s Here!

Actually, it’s just the Chinese army, but hey, I needed a catchy title…  Military training is a topic included in Oral English class discussions because it is a topic with which all students are familiar and to which have they all

About Taxi Rides

Taxi rides are awesome, especially in China.  They are ridiculously cheap compared to America, even as a foreigner who often gets ripped off because of my stupidity and inexperience.  Not only are they awesome because they are cheap; they are

I Don’t Know Chinese

Traveling is hard.  Traveling with 2 kids and a husband is harder.  Traveling with all of those people relying on my plans in a country where I don’t speak the language is sometimes even temporarily impossible.  Even in our daily

Daddy

Laila and I have been practicing for Daddy’s arrival.  We have his picture along with others posted on the wall in our bedroom.  Every morning as she is laying on her changing table, she points at the pictures with excitement