Back to Vietnam: Phu Quoc Island & The Night Market...
doozeedad Headed back to Vietnam by way of Phu Quoc to finish our stories The post Back to Vietnam: Phu Quoc Island & The Night Market There appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Feb 05 2016 · 7 hours ago
Like a Prism
doozeedad I'm learning that grief has different colors, like a prism The post Like a Prism appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Tue, Feb 02 2016
Thank You, Grandpa
doozeedad my beloved Grandpa Jack passed on to the next world last week, Sunday. The post Thank You, Grandpa appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sun, Jan 31 2016
San Diego is a Great Place to Take the Family
doozeedad From Disneyland to the Grand Canyon, the Western United States provides numerous options for endless family fun. Your travel plans may include these destinations, but for a truly fun family experience look no further than the Golden State. San Diego is beautiful year-round and home to a busy harbor, pristine beaches, and other family-friendly destinations.... Read Mo...
Thu, Jan 21 2016
Nava and Moxie
doozeedad meeting friends for the first time in Thailand The post Nava and Moxie appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Jan 11 2016
A Mighty Mess
doozeedad piles of questions stemming from the mess that the mighty has tipped over, some answers and some clarifications The post A Mighty Mess appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Thu, Jan 07 2016
That Time Mikey Got us a $220 Upgrade in Koh Chang,...
doozeedad Mikey's superpower was revealed at Koh Chang island in Thailand... The post That Time Mikey Got us a $220 Upgrade in Koh Chang, Thailand… appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Jan 04 2016
The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome: Review and Giveaway
doozeedad "The Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome" is exactly that: a book that is BY parents and FOR parents of individuals with Down syndrome. It is a comprehensive grassroots effort that shares a wealth of experience and diversity about pretty much everything a parent will benefit from knowing. The post The Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome: Review and Giveaway appeared firs...
Sat, Jan 02 2016
My Year of Gratitude
doozeedad my year of gratitude: 16 things I am grateful for as we move into 2016 The post My Year of Gratitude appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Jan 01 2016
2015: Year in Review
doozeedad 2015 in review The post 2015: Year in Review appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Thu, Dec 31 2015
doozeedad Cambodian food was AMAZING. Here's a quick post on it The post Cambodian FOOD! appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Wed, Dec 30 2015
The Last Temple (Was the Best Temple)
doozeedad Mr. Chi took us to the loveliest spot we've been to at Angkor Wat The post The Last Temple (Was the Best Temple) appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Dec 25 2015
Magic Hiding: Bayon at Angkor Wat
doozeedad Bayon at Angkor Wat seems to be a good metaphor for life: There is crazy bullshit all over the place. You can either pay attention to the bullshit and lose your spoons over it, or you can save your spoons and seek out the magic. The post Magic Hiding: Bayon at Angkor Wat appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Thu, Dec 24 2015
Ta Prohm (The Angkor Wat Temple with Trees)
doozeedad Ta Prohm (The Angkor Wat Temple with Trees) - also known as the "Tomb Raider Temple" - a photo essay from our day there The post Ta Prohm (The Angkor Wat Temple with Trees) appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Tue, Dec 22 2015
The Dark Side of a Bright Culture: Disability in Cambodia
doozeedad Cambodia is a surprise to me in that there is something about it that touches me and makes me love it despite the fact that there are many things here that just make things unpleasant for me. The dearth of beloved coffee, for one. The presence of so much aching poverty and helpless disability, for... Read More The post The Dark Side of a Bright Culture: Disability ...
Sat, Dec 19 2015
One Day at Angkor Wat
doozeedad We were hot, the sweat was stinging my eyes in Angkor Wat, the ancient Cambodian city. But it was beautiful and moving in some ways - here is a photo essay on our first day there as a family The post One Day at Angkor Wat appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Dec 18 2015
Give Yourself a Gift: TRAVEL
doozeedad Give yourself a gift and travel! sponsored post from Groupon Coupon The post Give Yourself a Gift: TRAVEL appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Dec 18 2015
Can’t Keep Up? Forget About It! Go On A Road Trip
doozeedad You’re dreaming about how nice it would be to take a road trip. It would free you up from all the things that are weighing on your mind right now. You can see your entire family happily setting off on a family vacation. The bags are packed and there is a wonderful sense of possibility in... Read More The post Can’t Keep Up? Forget About It! Go On A Road Trip a...
Fri, Dec 18 2015
The House of Cats & Other Stories
doozeedad This blog is going all over the place, and if you are following my Instagram and Facebook, it’s even worse, isn’t it! We’re just criss-crossing all over South East Asia. Just pretend it’s one of those books where they go back and forth with memories and it make a little more sense. Or not! Anyway,... Read More The post The House of Cats & Other Stories appe...
Wed, Dec 16 2015
5 Tips to Cambodia from Bangkok (By Bus, With Kids)
doozeedad We travelled to Cambodia from Bangkok by bus, and here's how it went (along with our suggestions for how to make it an easier trip) The post 5 Tips to Cambodia from Bangkok (By Bus, With Kids) appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Dec 14 2015
Fireflies in Thailand…More on the Amphawa Floating Market
doozeedad deep fried eggs, grilled (organ) meats, curries, shredded green papaya, fruit tea! crunchy whole crab, durian ice cream! The post Fireflies in Thailand…More on the Amphawa Floating Market appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sat, Dec 12 2015
Amphawa Floating Market
doozeedad Join us as we explore the Amphawa Floating Market just outside of Bangkok, Thailand The post Amphawa Floating Market appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Wed, Dec 09 2015
doozeedad Headed on over to Bangkok from Saigon - join us! The post Bangkok-Bound appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Tue, Dec 08 2015
Like a River
doozeedad Watching people on their motorbikes in Saigon is something of a zen experience. – How do they do it? How does their calm stay? Does it stay? They seem to react to one another like the current in a river; moving and flowing. Traffic lights are not used much; there is an awareness of one... Read More The post Like a River appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sun, Dec 06 2015
Kid Play in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
doozeedad We were desperate to find places for kid play in Saigon - as our 3 kids really needed to blow off some steam! The post Kid Play in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Fri, Dec 04 2015
That One Restaurant in Saigon… (Photo Essay)
doozeedad Skip this post if you are hungry! I’m telling you… we just haven’t ever seen a group of people that love our kids as much as they seem to in Vietnam. I kind of feel like saying that means a LOT, given that we’ve spent a lot of time traveling around Mexico, which is a... Read More The post That One Restaurant in Saigon… (Photo Essay) appeared first on A Li...
Wed, Dec 02 2015
Duck Embryos, Pho and Other Tales from Saigon
doozeedad Warning! Lots of food photos here! I’ll do the right thing though and start out with our first Pho in Vietnam: Beautiful, wonderful Saigon. I get why this place has such a great reputation now. The people are lovely, warm and friendly. It’s clean. Inexpensive. It’s hella charming. The food part has been kinda tortuous... Read More The post Duck Embryos, Pho a...
Fri, Nov 27 2015
Across the Ocean: With Kids!
doozeedad There we were at the airport, and I admit that I was kind of nervous. I was nervous about everything! The dynamics of traveling with 3 little kids for 20 hours! The flight! The seats! The layover in Beijing! You know what?! I didn’t tell Mikey but I was even nervous about our tickets! They... Read More The post Across the Ocean: With Kids! appeared first on A Lit...
Tue, Nov 24 2015
The First Leg
doozeedad I don’t even know where to start! I guess I’ll just jump on in. 9 more ducks arrived before we left! NINE! That brings our count to 14. Which is kind of funny when you consider that we never planned on having ducks, at all. I hope they are going to be okay. We headed on... Read More The post The First Leg appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sun, Nov 22 2015
Telling Your Disabled Child’s Story
doozeedad It seems like I dropped a bomb with my last post about The Mighty. That’s cool, getting a conversation started is something I believe in doing. The only part of it that I feel the need to talk more about is the one point that a lot of people seem to have misunderstood. And that... Read More The post Telling Your Disabled Child’s Story appeared first on A Little...
Thu, Nov 19 2015
Why I’ve Had it With “The Mighty”
doozeedad As a parent of a child with Down syndrome and as a woman with a disability, I straddle two worlds: the community of people with disabilities and the community of parents of kids with disabilities. Add to that the fact that my main disability is deafness, and I am in a whole ‘nother sub-community within... Read More The post Why I’ve Had it With “The Mighty”...
Mon, Nov 16 2015
The Apples: Photo Essay
doozeedad The difference between where we live and where other people is that other people pay to go on farms to pick apples. For the experience (not socking it, by the way: we did that too, remember?) So other people go to farms and pay to pick apples. And we live in Apple Territory, where we can get... Read More The post The Apples: Photo Essay appeared first on A Little...
Sat, Nov 14 2015
Book Review: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith
doozeedad The only thing I knew about Patti Smith before reading Just Kids was from one of my favorite songs, Midnight Radio. In the song, he sings, “here’s to Patti, and Tina and Yoko… ” I just thought, hey, if Hedwig is including Patti here, she must be pretty cool. And that was it, until Helena recommended the... Read More The post Book Review: “Just Kids” b...
Thu, Nov 12 2015
Mack’s 3rd Birthday Party
doozeedad There are so many things that I love about where we are, and parties are one of them. I love that this community does parties like how I imagine Italians do. They are these cross-generational, full-on affairs that are fun for everyone involved. Pinatas are popular here. So is beer! But as much as I... Read More The post Mack’s 3rd Birthday Party appeared first on...
Tue, Nov 10 2015
doozeedad I was able to take a few toddling steps the other day, and then slooooooooowly getting to more than that. I’m kinda walking like Frankenstein now, all stiff-legged and slurred foot, but do I care?!! HELL NO!!! I’m getting around, folks! That’s all I really care about. Still icing the foot. Still elevating. Still taking... Read More The post Toddling appeared ...
Sat, Nov 07 2015
Book Review: Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
doozeedad I’ve been meaning to do a few more book reviews on this here blog. I kind of have a hard time getting around to it most of the time, but since I’m laid up with a maimed ankle…! I’ve got the time! Big Magic is by Elizabeth Gilbert, and you’ve got to know that she’s not... Read More The post Book Review: Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert appeared first on ...
Thu, Nov 05 2015
doozeedad Oh man, you guys. Want to talk about a messed up ankle, happening a mere few weeks before MAJOR TRIP OF THE YEAR?! Rotten timing! Not like anything like that is ever planned, not like anything like that ever has fantastic timing though, right? I’ve been walking this little (very fine!) line of trying to... Read More The post Healing! appeared first on A Little Mo...
Wed, Nov 04 2015
Song of the Sea
doozeedad The movie, Song of the Sea, found it’s way to our Kindle Fire. Don’t ask me how; I have no idea – it’s not the type of movie that I am more prone to purchasing. It’s not rounded enough for my Pixar-iefied, Disney-bred taste. It’s an Irish movie, I believe, and while it’s for kids,... Read More The post Song of the Sea appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Nov 02 2015
Of Mice & Me
doozeedad I was set to call this post something like, “Mice: Round 3”. I was only going to write about MICE and the whole saga that’s developed up here in Yurtlandia. It roughly went like this: We arrived. Mice were everywhere. 2. We set up poison traps. Mice died everywhere. 3. We got other animals. 4.... Read More The post Of Mice & Me appeared first on A Little Moxi...
Thu, Oct 29 2015
Feel the Music: Contest + iPad Mini Giveaway
doozeedad I’m pretty sure one of the most common misconceptions about us deaf is that we don’t like music. Or rather, that we have no concept of what music is, and so can’t appreciate it. That’s almost hysterically funny to me, because I’m not sure I’ve ever actually met a deaf person who didn’t love music.... Read More The post Feel the Music: Contest + iPad M...
Tue, Oct 27 2015
The Muscovy Ducks
doozeedad “Hey, you guys want some ducks?”, Ken asked. “My friends lives in town and is getting in trouble with his, so he’s wondering if he can give some to you.” Hmm. Mikey and I talked it over, I mean, ducks. We never really thought about them, but why not, right? We like duck meat, after... Read More The post The Muscovy Ducks appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Oct 26 2015
doozeedad We always knew that the day would come in which we’d need to stay put for school; it just happened a lot sooner than we thought it would. We thought we’d have a few more years to travel in the winter, but it really seems unfair to Micah to pull up again this year. So we... Read More The post Vietnam appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Wed, Oct 21 2015
doozeedad It’s 2:15 and I just finished the bulk of the housework. I can’t even wrap my head around that sometimes, you know – what this whole life is about, the WORK and how a day can just fly by and I’m left with the memories of meals that I made, clothes washed, a yurt cleaned,... Read More The post Fly Wings appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Oct 19 2015
Humboldt County Fair
doozeedad We went to the Humboldt County Fair when it was going on because… why not?! I wasn’t as chicken about taking the kids by myself as I was last year. New York and the double stroller made me bold. But I swear, a good double stroller is worth it’s weight in gold for the hampered solo... Read More The post Humboldt County Fair appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Sat, Oct 17 2015
An Update on The Best School Ever
doozeedad We last talked about school when I was planning to homeschool Micah, right? Yeah? Okay. A lot has happened since then! SO. MUCH. Lonnnnnnnnnnng story involving things like meetings and messages and phone calls and a teacher quitting, and winding up with Micah back in The Best School Ever. The new principle has been incredibly... Read More The post An Update on The ...
Wed, Oct 14 2015
doozeedad I meant to get some calming melatonin or something like that to give to the kids for the plane rides to and from New York, but I forgot to buy it. We had LONG flights, with stopovers and nothing about it was particularly easy. My stroller is outstanding though; it made it bearable (it’s a... Read More The post Landing appeared first on A Little Moxie.
Mon, Oct 12 2015
The Very Last New York Post
doozeedad I was sitting outside tonight, lazily tossing the ball to Kianna, who follows that thing like… god, what is more drawn to something than a labrador retriever to a ball? A moth to a flame, sure, but that’s a pretty boring metaphor – what else works? Like.. Micah to Minecraft? Like Moxie to trouble? Like Mack... Read More The post The Very Last New York Post a...
Sat, Oct 10 2015
Coney Island: The Day of “Yes!”
doozeedad There are a whole lot of surprises about being a parent that I’ve run into, but one of the biggest is the amount... The post Coney Island: The Day of “Yes!” appeared first on A Blog About 3 Kids, Life Off the Grid, Disability and Travel.
Mon, Oct 05 2015
New York: Brooklyn & Washington Heights
doozeedad I’ve never lived in New York City and I don’t plan on ever living there. Yet it ranks waaaaay up there as my... The post New York: Brooklyn & Washington Heights appeared first on A Blog About 3 Kids, Life Off the Grid, Disability and Travel.
Thu, Sep 24 2015
New York, New York
doozeedad I met Helena 20 years ago. Exactly – almost to the day, 20 years ago. She and I were just arriving in Tucson, Arizona.... The post New York, New York appeared first on A Blog About 3 Kids, Life Off the Grid, Disability and Travel.
Mon, Sep 21 2015
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