Paying It Forward...

When I started this blog, way back in February 2009, I was aware that there were other Gringos living in Mexico, but I had the naive notion that I was the only one blogging about it.

For weeks, I blogged happily under that assumption before curiosity got the best of me.  I consulted my dear friend, Señor Google and quickly discovered that there were others just like me.  The first expat blogs I found were Rosana's Mexico with Heart, Bill and Trixie's Maine to Mexico and Theresa's What Do I Do All Day.  Rosana and Teresa were kind enough to share my "new" blog with their readers.  It was because of their kindness, that I gained readers, followers and an amazing group of friends.

This week, I stumbled upon a few blogs, that at first glance you would never guess were expat blogs.  After reading through some of their posts, I quickly realized that they were indeed living in Mexico.  I learned something new (and very interesting), that I had no idea even existed in Mexico.

  •  Joanna of Finding Mexico, has been living in Mexico City for about a year with her Hubby and they are expecting their first child. 

These aren't the only blogs I want to share with you.  There are so many wonderful expat blogs, all with unique experiences.  I've gathered most of them in my "new" blog roll that you can find underneath my header.  Click on the link and visit some of the blogs you may or may not have discovered.  I'm pretty sure I've missed a few, so if you know of a great Mexpat blog, let me know in the comments below so I can add it.


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13 comments

  1. You may not be the only one but you are the only one I know personally:) I think of you often when I am going through my daily life and often lift you up in prayer. I know that both "lives" (here and there) require sacrifices as well as the individual rewards. What you sacrifice in "modern convenience" you make up for in simplicity and that sometimes I do envy :) Many a times I have wondered if I could convince my family to run away to live next door to you :)

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  2. Leslie, the Finding Mexico links back to your page. These are great blogs, thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Yes, what a great idea !! I'll have to do one of these posts one day!!!

    When I read "paying it forward" I thought you were talking about coffee! LOL! In Canada when you visit a Tim Horton's coffee shop, and are in a drive-thru...Many times the person infromt tells the cashier they would like to buy you a coffee, so when you get to the window your coffee is FREE!! Anyways, we call it "paying it forward"!!!

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  4. Leslie, I can't say it enough! Your so fortunate to have such a wonderfull life in one of the most beautiful countries! Mexico has so much to offer, if you learn to embrace it. So many immagrants come to the U.S. to seek a better living. They have one thing on their mind only, money! Money doesn't buy happiness, we all know that. You don't need a million dollars to achieve hapiness, look at what you have accomplished, you have a very beautiful and humble family that aprreciates you and everything you have given them. That to me is what matters. I myself live a very simple life, I have no jewelry, no expensive furniture, don't have the kitchen of my dreams,I could honestly go on and on.....what matters is your family. Not the material crap that invades and ruins so many families :( My only hope is for my children to grow up and appreciate these same values. Leslie, you have done such a wonderful job raising your family, I'm sure they love you for it!
    ~Anabel~

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  5. Hi Leslie,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your lovely comment. I'm sorry it has been ages since I have visited you. I must catch up with your posts very soon. These blogs you mentioned today are lovely. I gave a quickie look at them. Blessings to you and your family.
    Maureen

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  6. Oh, I'm loving the term "Mexpat". I'm also loving the picture on your header.

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  7. Nice to meet you and yours ..

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  8. I know some of those people personaly! I had never thought of looking at unknown blogs... (people I don't actually know!) Like you said... it's fun to find new friends you have something in common with! Life is good! Share it with others!

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  9. Thaks for sharing! I love checking out new blogs.

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  10. This is a great post idea!

    I just wanted to personally say thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and helping to make my SITS day awesome! Words cannot describe how encouraging the day was for me!

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  11. Hi Leslie!

    Thanks for the mention :) I look forward to reading more about your motherhood adventures and sharing some of them soon!!! All the best to you :)

    Joanna

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  12. I am so happy I found your blog(I found you through sits) I often fantasize about living in Mexico and even dream about it ever so often. I lived in Tijuana for about 7 months in my sisters house and I loved it. Thanks for sharing other blogs as well. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  13. Wow! Thank you so much for linking to me! You made my day and thank you for the compliments about my photography! I'm learning!

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