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  1. When Gift Giving Becomes Life Changing

    What to get the person on your list that has everything? How about the gift of giving? During my time in Congo, I have seen first-hand what Mwana Village does for abandoned children and vulnerable woman. It is an orphanage… The post When Gift Giving Becomes Life Changing appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  2. Syrian Cooking in Africa

    Often times, when you hear of a country, your mind goes directly to one thing. Paris-Eiffel Tower Italy-pasta Russia-cold Unfortunately, when someone says Syria, for many people, their mind goes to the political unrest that has been in the news… The post Syrian Cooking in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  3. Lebanese Cooking in Africa

    Lebanese Cooking in Africa With Batul Last year when I got to Congo I met Batul, who I never saw without a smile on her face. She was so nice, but I couldn’t quite figure her out. I swear she… The post Lebanese Cooking in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  4. French Cooking in Africa

    It was the end of August 2016, and I was in Paris’ Charles de Gualle Airport, with two very tired little girls. We had been up since 4:00am for a big day of travel to our new home in Congo.… The post French Cooking in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  5. Luxurious Day-Dreaming

    I’m in Congo. But it doesn’t matter where you are; close your eyes, just for a minute. Let’s go on vacation, shall we? Grab your bag and join me. We won’t need much. Don’t worry, anything we’re missing we can… The post Luxurious Day-Dreaming appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  6. Indian Cooking in Africa

    I grew up in a small-ish city, in a Ukrainian-Canadian family. A lot of my friends were, like me, second-generation Canadians who had grandparents cooking, not only Ukrainian food, but also Italian, Polish and Finnish. There were a lot of… The post Indian Cooking in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  7. Indonesian Cooking in Africa

    Indonesian Cooking with Marina and Dewi Marina and I met back when we lived in Pau, France; but even though we both lived there for four years, we didn’t cross paths until just before she was moving to Congo. Yikes!… The post Indonesian Cooking in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  8. What’s in My Name?

    The other day I was wondering, If I had to chose a name for my blog today, would the name still be the same? I’ve been a lot of things over my life-time. A daughter, sister, friend, neighbour, dancer, student,… The post What’s in My Name? appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  9. Barcelona 2.0

    The first time I went to Barcelona was in 2010 with my Mom and my Aunts. I had just moved to Paris and I joined them for the Barcelona and Tuscany portion of their European-vacation. That first time in Barcelona… The post Barcelona 2.0 appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  10. Congo- One Week Back

    A year ago I arrived in Congo, slightly wide-eyed, taking in my new ‘home’. Seven days ago, I arrived back in Congo for the second school year, after being gone for ten weeks of summer holidays. My husband came back… The post Congo- One Week Back appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  11. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and poured my thoughts onto the keyboard. With Canadian Expat Dad now on his way back to Congo, I find myself sitting here in France, sipping my morning coffee, and suddenly frantically trying… The post Summer Recap: Congo to Canada to France and Back Again appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  12. Congo- My Year in Review

    I’m back after being quiet for quite awhile. I guess we can call it a period of reflection, although as I write this, I feel like I might still be in the middle of that. For someone living what might… The post Congo- My Year in Review appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  13. When I lived in Canada, my friend Karen and I would escape to the spa every now and then to treat ourselves to a bit of relaxation. Our spa time in Calgary was always great, and back then I never… The post Spas of the World: Dubai, Guerlain Spa-One&Only The Palm appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  14. A Taste of Dubai

    She’s one of my best friends, she was my maid of honour, and there is an ocean between us…but not this week! My friend may live in Canada and I may live in Congo, but for one week we were… The post A Taste of Dubai appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  15. Flying High in Dubai

    The sound of the alarm lurched itself into the room. “This is what time we should be going to bed,” my friend moaned as she reached to turn off her cell phone on the night stand. I glanced at mine.… The post Flying High in Dubai appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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