Most People Wouldn’t, But I Would

I like to think of Cari as my gateway blogger.  She started reading and commenting on California to Korea waaaaaaaay back in 2011, when the only other people reading were my mom and mother in law.  Oh, and Cari’s friend Lisa, who is also my friend and former co-worker, and who “introduced” us.  I remember […]

New York, here we come!

The last time my darling and I took any more than 24 hours away from our children was ages ago.  4 years ago (to be exact) we flew to Boston for a friend’s wedding.  It was a glorious weekend.  Friends, laughter, and sweet memories.  No wine, because I was pregnant with Gabriel, but I think […]

I’m a Gypsy. No, I’m not.

I’m a Gypsy.  No, I’m not. On the way home from the airport back in June, I may have given Kevin heart palpitations. Me: Soooo, where do you think we should move next? Kevin: Um… here?* Me: No, I mean in 5 years or so.  Where would you like to live? Kevin: Uh… here? Me: […]


I spent the better part of last week completely unplugged and away from the computer.  Don’t feel sorry for me, though.     No running water other than the creek. No phones, iPads, or computers. Thinsulite = beds Sleeping bags = blankets Tent = home   But it didn’t matter one bit, because: a) It […]

My Last Tour in Korea, DMZ part 2

Does this topic feel like it’s been dragging on to you? I feel like I’ve lost my oomph with it.  This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for a few weeks and I just can’t seem to figure out how to make it better.  But alas… I’m going on a short vacation from […]

My Last Tour in South Korea, part 1.5

You can read Part 1 here. Just going to take a little detour here, for fun… The Korean War may have devastated families and divided a nation, but it also unintentionally created a nature preserve with the most diverse wildlife population on the peninsula.  According to Stripes, the military newspaper: While mention of the DMZ conjures […]

Hello, California! and SUBSCRIBER NEWS!

This is the longest Saturday of my life.  Literally.  It has been Saturday for 40 hours.   After 40 hours of consideration, I’m pretty sure there’s a reason there’s only 24 hours in a day. Leaving Daegu The flights and overall trip were smooth as can silk.  If, of course, silk was a mildly rough […]

My Last Tour in South Korea, part 1

Last Friday I had the honor of attending a tour to a very small and particular area of South Korea called the JSA.  The word ‘honor’ feels awkward.  It’s not like I was invited, or that it was some special tour only for American mommy bloggers in Korea.  (On the contrary, anyone with a passport […]

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The South Korea Darrs have big news.  We’ve been keeping it to ourselves for the last several months, but we couldn’t contain it any more: We are expecting… a transoceanic move! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  I am so sorry.  Possibly some of you were expecting a big pregnancy announcement and I just couldn’t not play off of that, no matter […]

Philippines: Food and Family

Our prayers go out to all Bostonians, their families and friends.  No words can express the sorrow, anger, and confusion appropriate to such an event.  Know that we are all praying for you. I posted this quote on Twitter yesterday before the event, but it seems even more appropriate now so I tweeted it again […]