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The Basketball Bubble, aka the Lonely Life of an Overseas Basketball Wife

As I sat down for dinner at 1am this past Monday, I was conflicted as to how I should feel at that moment. I was happy for the silence, but I was exhausted, and pretty pissed at the very fact that I was eating dinner at 1am. My older three had a physical fitness performance […]

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This Life Isn’t For Everyone

So the main flight to Argentina was cool. I have some generally well behaved kids, so the combination of my mommy eye, the pinch, and my “behave bags” will almost always provide good results. Barely any screaming, minimal crying, and as little complaining as can be expected from 3 kids under 7, and a moody […]

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For The Love of My Overseas WAGS

I often talk about the good and bad of overseas life, with the good far outweighing the bad. While some things hold true regardless of the team or country, I’ve found that my experiences are greatly affected by the city or town I’m in, and by whether I have a friend to help me pass […]

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Can You Survive A Month Without WiFi? I Can’t.

*Updated to add new info* I can’t help but feel a little embarrassed as I sit with my kids on a park bench across the street from our favorite pizza place, essentially stealing their WiFi. The kids may not look so bad with their tablets and leappads, but I’m perched with my laptop on my […]

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WAG Life: Perception Vs Reality

I’ve never given much thought to the term WAG, which simply stands for wives and girlfriends, and is mostly used in sports circles. I happen to be married to an athlete and therefore became a WAG, but I never thought it had negative connotations until fairly recently. Fellow wives and girlfriends would use the term […]

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Read Your Contracts and Avoid the Groupies: My Advice for the Overseas Baller

This is by no means my Shonda Rhimes version of how to get away with bad behavior. But I have spent 8 years observing the good and bad of this lifestyle and I’ve given the side eye countless times. Many times I’ve wanted to offer my opinion because, well, I’m just that helpful (or possibly […]

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The away game blues

Day one: Made breakfast. Played with my son’s train tracks. Watched in horror as my 15 month old sat on and broke said train tracks. Dealt with the tantrum that followed. Worked on spelling and math with my daughter. Walked the dog. Made lunch. Talked to hubby. Listened to the kids ask when daddy’s coming […]

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