If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad
Just a few weeks ago, I traveled to Hatta, Oman for a day trip. Wow! What a beautiful place. It's amazing how the landscape of a country is so fascinating. On the way there, we stopped in route to take in the beautiful canvas along the road between Al Ain and Hatta. What a sight! f Let … Continue reading My hat goes off to Hatta!
Culture day at my son's school took place on Thursday of last week. I arrived late due to the fact that I needed to solidify some lesson planning with a new teacher who didn't have any idea about what to teach for the following week. As a side note, I love to train new teachers because I … Continue reading Food for thought
Moving overseas has been one of the most arduous decisions of my life. When children are involved, situations can get precarious. Let’s face it ladies/gents, it’s not about you anymore. As single parents, our children become our priority, focus and motivation. They truly become a product of who we are. Therefore, it’s crucial to … Continue reading difficult decisions…
I have always had this overwhelming interest to work and live overseas. It may have developed from the time I visited Spain and Portugal for a few weeks when I was 15 or maybe it was from the potential opportunity I considered in Australia during my 8th grade year. Whatever it was, I knew that … Continue reading Why the UAE?
Yesterday, I spent the evening in Dubai, attempting to find fabric for a project I'm working on. I live in Al Ain, which is about 1-1.5 hours from Dubai, depending on how you drive and what part of the city you’re visiting. However, if you plan to travel to Dubai on a Friday evening after prayer, you’re in for a … Continue reading Deira, oh Deira!
Hey there! I visited the States for the holidays. I needed to get away, connect with family and do a bit of reflection. Being away from home the entire year is already difficult so not being around for holidays is even worse. Since I managed to make it through the 14-hour flight and the high-priced ticket, I concluded that some things are well worth the … Continue reading Sometimes the sacrifice is well worth the trip…