6 Strategies to Survive Working From Home With Children

  Many parents are finding themselves working from home these days and this is likely to continue to increase as companies realize that they can save a lot of overhead by having remote workers. However, as much as working from home sounds like a dream life, the reality of it isn’t always quite as dreamy. [...]

4 Deep takes on Te Kauwhata, New Zealand

For 4 Deep Around The World vacations are more than visiting amusement parks and buying souvenirs. It's about understanding the culture and the world around us. Hang with us as a $200 international flight deal takes us from the city streets of Houston to a farm in New Zealand. For our first day in New [...]

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 [...]

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. Many times, [...]

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 [...]

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. In a five-week timeframe, I have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]