#DatingTanai Ep. 5 Pt.1: Meeting Mommy’s Boyfriend

#DatingTanai is like your favorite sitcom that ends episode four with a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more then BOOM a two-week hiatus. If you haven't binge read the previous episode of #DatingTanai, I suggest you do so before moving on. I could say that I was dating to ultimately find love, but that with only [...]

#DatingTanai Ep.5 Pt.2: Meeting My Mom’s Boyfriend

The first video chat On a random day in life,  my brother and I were doing the usual and my sister was out with some of her friends. My mom had told us that we were going to do a video chat with her boyfriend and his two little girls, but we never thought that [...]

#DatingTanai Ep.2: Real Black Love in the DM’s

 This past summer, I had determined that I was totally overtaking dating seriously. I had once again been hit with the “girlfriend” saga after dating someone who I thought was “perfect” for about six months. I walked away with my dignity intact but I was done. I didn’t feel defeated, but you best believe I [...]

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???????” Let’s face it, it wasn’t that long ago that I [...]

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 [...]

It’s Complicated: The Dating Game as a Single Mother & Expatriate

Dear Diary, I pray that my next entry does not reek of the undertones of desperation. Being divorced and a single mother of three at the ripe age of thirty-two was never one of my life goals. Now that I stand two years strong in the midst of both, I must embrace it with open arms [...]

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 [...]