I have a pretty good routine going when it comes to planning trips. I try to balance getting all of the planning done quickly and easily, and making sure I don’t miss anything that I want to see. My secret weapon for accomplishing this is Google MyMaps. I create a custom travel map for each trip […]

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  • Ashley - So much better than the dog-eared travel books of my youth! Now I need to figure out where to go next so that I can use this. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Ash! It really simplifies things. :)ReplyCancel

The thought of getting onto an airplane with a baby or toddler is enough to scare a lot of parents out of traveling altogether. But when you live on the other side of the world from all of your family, not flying just isn’t an option. So instead, you become a master of surviving flights […]

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{photo via Instagram} Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful and sunshine filled April. We started the month off in Trieste, which was such a great little weekend getaway for us. Being by the sea makes my heart happy. And the food!! We hit the grocery store before we left Italy and […]

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Moving Abroad Survival Tip #3: Learn The Language. No matter who you are, no matter what country you are going to, your life is going to be infinitely easier if you learn at least a little bit of the language.

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  • Holly - I love this Moving Abroad series. Post more! We just moved to France and I have been struggling. I am going to download a few of these apps right now. :)ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - So glad you are finding them helpful, Holly! I have a lot more in the works!ReplyCancel

  • Lillian - I 100% agree! Lovely blog. :)ReplyCancel

My 2015 New Year’s Resolution was to read more fiction books. Prior to that, I had been reading nothing but non-fiction parenting and other such books, and really wanted to start reading for pleasure again. And unlike 99% of my other resolutions that I make each year, I actually kept this one. Since January, 2015, […]

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  • ania @ the new diplomat's wife - I just put the expatriates on my list too! And love the rec on the raising an adult – will add that one to the summer reading pile – i used to think i had forever until they were adults but i suspect that day will be here before i know it!ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - You will get a kick out of The Expatriates!!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - I usually read whatever my bookclub is reading. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - How do you find time to read so much! I feel like I can’t even get through 4 books a year, much less a month.ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Audiobooks!! I listen to audiobooks when I am doing anything that doesn’t require my complete attention – like washing dishes, folding laundry, etc. I also listen while I run or workout.ReplyCancel

  • Amy P - Are you doing these all on audiobooks, or reading the actual books? I think I remember you saying that you do mainly audiobooks. I also love the How To Raise and Adult book. So, so good.ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Yes, mainly audiobooks. I do try to read a few real books every once in a while, but it is a lot harder to find the time.ReplyCancel