About Tina Chen

Tina is an island-loving mom of five fun kids. She currently lives near a beach in Malaysia but has also called Bali and the Cayman Islands home since leaving her land-locked hometown of Kansas City. Her greatest passions are learning with her husband how to live and love like Jesus and teaching others to do the same. She particularly enjoys teaching kids to worship and pray fervently and creatively. She loves music, cooking, and reading, and is a complete sucker for a good redemptive analogy! Tina blogs at mommynificent.com and desperatehomeschoolers.com about living and homeschooling in Southeast Asia.

Ribbon Rescue – Book Review

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Meatball Cookies – ahem, I mean No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

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Fruited Moroccan Chicken and Chickpeas – 3 ways!

Just a quick post today, but I wanted to share this delicious recipe that we enjoyed for dinner tonight. And it’s so easy! Fruited Moroccan Chicken and Chickpeas Prep: 10 min.Cook: 25 min.Servings: 4+ 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 … Continue reading →

Tips for Surviving International Flights with Toddlers

I was asked recently if I had any tips for long plane rides with toddlers. You’d think, with as many of them as we’ve done, that I would, but the truth is I don’t have a lot of advice on … Continue reading →