Hey peeps! I miss you already! So, as promised, here's a video about my thoughts, feelings or shall I say the story behind this new repatriation back to the U.S. Oh, you didn't get the memo? Shocked! I've posted it all across social media and umm...well you all were the first to know. In … Continue reading Video: Why I left…pt. 2
If you were in Uganda, Tanzania or even Kenya around 3:30 p.m. (Uganda time) on Saturday, September 10th, you probably felt some of the effects of the 5.7 (some websites are saying 5.9) magnitude earthquake. The day before September 11th...15 years later. Hmmm...crazy, right? Wow! The earth really shook! This is my first earthquake experience … Continue reading I felt the earthquake from Tanzania!
Heeeeyyy! Ever so often, I link my You Tube videos to my blog so that both platforms can be well-informed about the latest happenings in my world, especially as it pertains to the Ms. Black Expat arena. Well, I just uploaded another video to my You Tube Channel and I want to make sure you have a chance to … Continue reading Video Q& A…Life in Uganda
This weekend, I participated in a compulsory work training on a new concept for primary students called talk for writing. It was quite informative and very new to me. Actually, since the British National curriculum is one that I'm not as familiar with, I find ways to compare and contrast it to the highly familiar American … Continue reading Nervous? Not I…
I'm back with my baby!!! Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and words of encouragement. I can't believe we were away from each other for such a long time...but God is good and we back together and at it again. Already, this summer has been chock full of "stuff"- family visits, sightseeing-you … Continue reading I’m back with my baby!
The last week of school...ahhhh. What can I say... I made it. I know, I can give you the infamous woe is me speech but I won't. Initially, I doubted my capability to handle the transition, primarily from an emotional perspective since I knew that my son wouldn’t be joining me this year. I tell … Continue reading Don’t give up!
When I first arrived in Uganda, I witnessed a lot of white families with Ugandan children on their hips or by their sides, aimlessly tagging along. I would see such instances during my U.S. Embassy visits, most local spots or even at the markets. My initial thought was to frown at the scenario in sheer … Continue reading Should white families adopt African children?
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
This is the first time during one of my spring break holidays that I didn’t travel. Let me clarify that a bit. This is the first spring break holiday as a teacher living overseas that I didn’t travel away from my country of residence. I didn’t travel for 4 main reasons: Passport issues Alternative … Continue reading Oh no! I can’t travel for spring break?!
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak with two young Ugandan girls during my completely random visit to the Bahai Temple right here in Kampala. The Bahai temple is the only one of its kind on the continent. Read all about it if you are as clueless as I was before I actually did … Continue reading A new project idea…chats with the Ms.