Home, Safe

Posted by savannahkase on March 7, 2017 in Parenting, Personal |

When I first arrived in South Africa in 2004, I refused to heed the safety warnings of friends and strangers.  Of course, I had been told repeatedly not to walk around by myself, but walking the five blocks from the University to my guest house through a residential neighborhood in broad daylight seemed perfectly safe […]

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Family Traditions

Posted by savannahkase on November 27, 2015 in Current Events, Parenting, Personal, Second Child |

When I reflect on my childhood, which was generally glorious, I have a special soft spot for my family’s various traditions. Some continue to this day – for example, my parents still spend Thanksgiving dinner going around the table and asking each person what he or she is thankful for that year. Others have faded […]

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What Should I Do on a Shut-Down Day?

Posted by savannahkase on October 1, 2013 in Current Events, Personal, Working Mom |

One of my favorite preschool songs as a child was, “What Should We Do on a Rainy Day?” Each verse had a different fun thing to do – play with toys, sing and dance, paint a picture, bake a cake, etc. I found myself humming the song this morning as I woke up to the […]

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