Dating America: A Single Mother’s Journey of Repatriation

Dating America: A Single Mother’s Journey of Repatriation

Dear America,

We have partaken in this strained and arranged love-hate relationship for over 30+ years. Without an option, I was committed to you at birth. I had no say! Continue reading “Dating America: A Single Mother’s Journey of Repatriation”

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How We Roll: 9 Months, 7 Countries, 3 Junior Nomads and 1 Determined Mother

How We Roll: 9 Months, 7 Countries, 3 Junior Nomads and 1 Determined Mother

As I pack for my next adventure in Italy, I decided to take some time out to address that million-dollar question that boggles the minds of so many in the minority community. It is a subject that many of my Nomad*ness Travel Tribe and United Arab Emirates friends are very familiar with. “How can you afford to travel?” Continue reading “How We Roll: 9 Months, 7 Countries, 3 Junior Nomads and 1 Determined Mother”

Welcome to the FAMILY!

Welcome to the FAMILY!

Recently, many of you had the chance to read a blog entry by Roni Faida (The Travel Guru) about the journey and adventures of 4 Deep (my crew). As well as the article featured on Huffington Post by Tenille Livingston. Since then I’ve been beautifully overwhelmed by the amount of Facebook shares, comments, and messages I’ve received.

It is overwhelmingly clear that people are ready to step out on faith. Continue reading “Welcome to the FAMILY!”

Journey of Single Parenthood: Why I Moved Back To America

Journey of Single Parenthood: Why I Moved Back To America

Yep you read that title right.

After over three years abroad, 4 Deep Around the World has relocated from The Middle East back to the United States. Go ahead, gasp and clutch your pearls if you must. I get it if you are shouting, “WHY???????”

Continue reading “Journey of Single Parenthood: Why I Moved Back To America”

From USA to New Zealand for $200 per person Round Trip : We Did It

From USA to New Zealand for $200 per person Round Trip : We Did It

I know, I know it’s been a while, but we are back. Follow us on our international journey from Houston, Texas to Auckland, New Zealand. Let me warn you that momma bear was not in such a happy mood during the first part of our adventures. Hey it happens sometimes because parenthood + travels doesn’t always equal sunshine and rainbows. Continue reading “From USA to New Zealand for $200 per person Round Trip : We Did It”

This Is Your World, Roam Free: An Open Letter to my Junior Nomads

This Is Your World, Roam Free: An Open Letter to my Junior Nomads
Dear Offspring,
I attempt to allow you three to freely roam, as long as your clothes are clean and match, teeth are brushed and hair is combed. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to put on lotion. Other than that YOLO (You Only Live Once).

Continue reading “This Is Your World, Roam Free: An Open Letter to my Junior Nomads”

Life and Death While Traveling: Are you covered in the case of an emergency abroad?

Life and Death While Traveling: Are you covered in the case of an emergency abroad?

If you follow the journey of 4 Deep Around the World, you know I’m a huge advocate of international travel. I constantly promote taking advantage of  every opportunity to see the world. World travel is the new “it” thing that’s taking the world by storm. This is evident by a simple peruse of the multitude of travel related Facebook groups and travel deal websites that have developed in recent years.

Continue reading “Life and Death While Traveling: Are you covered in the case of an emergency abroad?”

Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time

Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time

When relocating to a new city, state or country , you are always quickly pressed to immediately shift from tourist mode to resident. You soon become so focused on life and the day to day operation that accompany it that you miss out on the little gems and adventures your new home has to offer. Continue reading “Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time”

A Single Mom’s Summer Quest for ME Time: 5 Weekends, 4 Countries, 4 States and 1 Powerful WhatsApp Message.

A Single Mom’s Summer Quest for ME Time:  5 Weekends, 4 Countries, 4 States and 1 Powerful WhatsApp Message.

I couldn’t tell you the rationale behind the initial thought process. As summer approached, my calendar quickly filled with worldwide and domestic excursions and outings. This summer, I set out on my #EpicSummer Series. I commanded authority over a summer full of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” moments. Continue reading “A Single Mom’s Summer Quest for ME Time: 5 Weekends, 4 Countries, 4 States and 1 Powerful WhatsApp Message.”

Life Isn’t Always Roses But Manure Makes Good Fertilizer

Life Isn’t Always Roses But Manure Makes Good Fertilizer

Well, today is the day! After two years of me wiping tears and sheltering hearts, my soldiers get the opportunity to be in the presence of their father (cue fireworks and marching band). YAY (hint of sarcasm)! For me though, this is a time filled with mixed emotions. This is a day, I’m almost certain, that many single parents who lack the physical presence of the other low-keyed parent  will cringe at. Continue reading “Life Isn’t Always Roses But Manure Makes Good Fertilizer”