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You very brave Mamas, yes you

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We left Istanbul at the end of June for what was to be a short time in America before returning to Turkey and then moving to Izmir. Well, with the attempted military coup, and the subsequent firing/laying off/forcing to resign of academics, we thought it best for our family in this season to wait to […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Istanbul with Kids

Guest post by fellow Istanbul Mom, Emily Thompson. The spectacular city of Istanbul has always been one of the top tourist destinations in Turkey, as not only is Istanbul a great holiday destination for adults, it also has a great deal to offer to families with young children. If you are currently planning your vacation,┬ávisit […]

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Summer Fun and Cooking

Looking for some fun activities to keep you busy this summer, or at least to make some fun memories? I highly, highly recommend attending a cooking class at Istanbul Cooking School. I had a blast there in April, and am hoping to go again some time soon. And, the best part? If you go and […]

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Being Mama

This is the first year I feel like a mama. According to the photos and my blurry memory, last year at this time I had a precious 3 month old who rarely cried, lit up any room we entered, and was the source of great joy. Therefore, I didn’t really believe she was mine, I […]

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A Clean Home… At What Cost?

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Recently I went to a women’s group at a friend’s house. When I stepped into her house for the first time, I couldn’t believe my eyes. She has 4 children, so how on Earth was her house so clean? I could have eaten off her floor without a speck off dust finding its way onto […]

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