Author Archives: kkowen

What? Another blog?

Ok I know its becoming ridiculous, but I just can’t help myself! I love slaint and can’t imagine giving it up, but I also need a place that I can focus on travel stories and writings apart from all my … Continue reading

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My Lessons in Potty Training

As soon as you have a child your world becomes a lot more focused on bowel movements. More than you would have ever guessed. You will talk poo to anyone. What color is it supposed to be? Is it too runny? … Continue reading

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Indianisms that are hard to break

After living in a country for a long time you tend to pick up habits from the local culture. Obviously when you are in that country you don’t notice your adaptive behaviors since you are surrounded by others doing it … Continue reading

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The road to great sleep

I read an opinion article in the NY Times yesterday that discussed sleep and ADHD. I found it to be quite interesting mostly because it validated one of my long held views of how important sleep is for a healthy person. The article … Continue reading

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To be or not to be…an only child

Lately I have been thinking a lot about being an only child and what it means in today’s world.  Its been on my mind more probably because we seem to get a new announcement every day from friends who had babies … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I finally got around to seeing this movie last night.  I found myself writing down quote after quote because it just felt like they were talking to me, about me or about where my life is right now. “India is … Continue reading

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All about the points

If you are around me very much you will surely hear me talk about “the points”.  I am a total Weight Watchers convert. We did it in India after I had Cian and I lost 30lbs and Paul lost 50lbs. … Continue reading

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RIP Kuldeep

How is it that some things just hit you so hard. I’ve been trying to write a few posts on our repatriation experiences and just now I get an email from a friend telling me that a sweet sweet boy … Continue reading

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New Start

It has been WAY too long since my last post and instead of trying to rehash everything that has happened in the last year and a half, I think I will just start anew.  As most of you know, we decided to … Continue reading

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1 year is complete!

Wow. I can’t believe I have survived the 1st year. Yeah! Congrats to me! haha. I am not sure why we give the baby so many presents for the first year of life.. I think all of the love and … Continue reading

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