Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thinking About Coming Back ...

It's been a year since I last posted to this blog and in that time, I've:

  • spent delicious and challenging time as a stay-at-home mother with my two sons, 18.5 months apart in age (yes, I'm patting myself on the back just a little here ... it wasn't easy, but I got through those first difficult months!);
  • traveled home to Canada with my family twice;
  • returned to work after a 7-month maternity leave (incredibly long by Turkish standards);
  • started a second Masters degree (an M.Sc., no less!);
  • spent a night away from my kids for the first time ever -- twice!
  • presented at two conferences (hence the nights away);
  • watched my older son start preschool;
  • attempted several times to get into a regular exercise routine;
  • toilet trained a toddler;
  • committed to getting a dog (she arrives in about two weeks).
Now I'm thinking of resuming this blog.  We'll see!


  1. One in preschool, one toilet-trained, and a dog coming. Oh yes, and a second Masters degree, all of which is what I would expect of your mother's daughter.
    Of course, I'm most excited about the dog. What breed is she? We have a Golden Retriever, and she loves children and toddlers.
    It's great to see you posting to your blog again, Cécile, and I hope you find time to continue.

  2. It's funny you would post this today. I stumbled upon your blog as I was searching for something just like this! I may be moving to Turkey with my husband [who is Turkish] next year. I am from the U.S. and I find your insights about daily life in Turkey extremely interesting and informative -especially since we will soon be starting a family. I am from an international family but still wonder if I can handle the culture shift. If you keep it going I will be a follower!

    1. Thank you for the positive feedback, Kay and Janice!

      Janice -- good luck with everything, and let me know if you need anything!