10 Things to Do in Patzcuaro – Beautiful Mexico

Things to Do In Patzcuaro Beautiful Mexico

Patzcuaro is a city in Michoacan, Mexico. It is a bit of a tourist attraction for Michoacan visitors, but it has maintained its charm and beauty. It is definitely “real” Mexico and that is the best part! It’s authenticity! Patzcuaro is a 12-hour drive from the Texas border. It is located in the mountains between […]

“Going To Work” Sounds Good To A Tired Mom

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For a long time, I thought, “Why would a mother want to go to work and leave her kids?” Now I know. Not only are there circumstances when a mom needs to work to provide for her family, but there are also times when a mom needs to work for her own sanity. I blog […]

Vacationing in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo

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We took our second trip to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo in May with my parents. They were visiting Mexico for their first time, and I wanted to take them to beach. Since Ixtapa is only four hours from our home in Uruapan, this was a good choice for a little side trip. Unfortunately it was not […]

Living Abroad is Hard, When Someone You Love is Dying

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My Grandma Mehl, my mom’s mom, recently died. She was 94 and had pancreatic cancer. I live over 2000 miles away from her and my family. They are in Kentucky, USA. I am an expat living deep in South Mexico, 14 driving hours from the US border. I have four kids and a husband with a disability […]

Temazcal – A Sweaty Steam Bath in Mexico

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Our friends in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico like to visit La Casa Del Temazcal. A Temazcal is a type of sweat lodge, heated with lava rocks, used by the indigenous cultures of Mexico and Central America. It has been around for hundreds of years, since the ancient Mayans and Aztecs walked Mesoamerica. To some visiting a […]

Hiking in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico

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We love being outdoors. There is something about nature that is calming and enlightening at the same time. When I am stressed out and need a break, a breath of fresh air always seems to help. I think God made it this way on purpose. It’s a natural healing effect of being outdoors. Our current […]