About

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! This blog isn't about any one thing in particular. It's a journal of my experience living, studying, and mothering as an American in Taiwan. Most importantly, it's a way for our dear family and friends in the States to be able to peek in on our lives whenever they feel like it.

I have many interests, and I'll probably touch on quite a few of them here. Here are some of the biggies in my life now that will probably provide the bulk of my writing material:

My Faith
My relationship with Jesus Christ, as imperfect and up and down as it is, is the cornerstone of my identity. I struggle with many things in regard to mainstream "American Evangelical Christianity," and I'm still working out what I think about certain hot-button issues and the finer points of theology (I'd rather not go into it here), but at the end of the day, I believe. Even though I'm a Christian and I live in Taiwan, I'm not comfortable claiming the title of "missionary" just yet for many reasons. I'm working on it!

Life in Taiwan
Much of what I write about will simply be about the day to day of living in a culture so very different from my own. Now that I'm raising a child here, I see that the cultural differences are truly astounding. It certainly makes every day an adventure, and I'm loving (almost) every second of it!

Parenting
I am a stay-at-home mom to my baby boy toddler, Jonathan, and so far it has been the most wonderfully fulfilling job I've ever had. Not only has mothering been an intuitive experience for me, it has also been cerebral and intellectually challenging. Researching certain aspects of parenting and then putting it into practice stretches me and helps me grow as a person, and spending time with my little baby boy is so much fun! I rock him to sleep, nurse him as often as he likes, and cuddle him with abandon. I breathe in that sweet baby scent and try to soak up every moment. Some parenting-type things that I enjoy researching and doing are breastfeeding, babywearing, bedsharing, and cloth diapering. I guess I tend to be pretty crunchy, but really, we just do what works for us.

So, was this what you bargained for when you clicked on "About?" If there's anything else you'd like to know about me, go ahead and send me an email. Thanks for stopping by!