About Mal

Hi, I’m Mallori! Household CEO, coffee addict, mama dancer, playdate coordinator and early 80s millennial. Holding a Bachelors in International Business, a Masters in Baby & Children Anger Management and a PhD in Patience.

I work as an International Consultant, yet mostly functioning as President of the Levi & Malachi Fan Club!

Most people call me Mal (plus it’s easier to pronounce living abroad). I’m a California native – originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I married my husband David in June 2008, we have two amazing little boys, Levi – 7 years old and Malachi – 1 year old.




Summer 2009 David and I moved to Abu Dhabi, where we spent nearly 6 years. We ventured back to the States yet quickly realized, life abroad was more of our flow. We relocated to Hong Kong in 2015.



Levi, our oldest was born 2011 in Abu Dhabi. Malachi was born 2017 in Hong Kong.

I originally started my blog as Brown Mom Abroad, which most of my followers know me as. I’ve recently changed to Mal Abroad! Mal Abroad still has Brown Mom Abroad’s previous interviews posted, a few old videos and my personal blog posts as well.

One of the most popular questions I get often, “what do you do?”

I’m a stay-at-home Mama! I work-from-home remotely on freelance work with clients around the world. It’s been 4 years since I last worked a 9-to-5 and I’ve really enjoyed the freedom and availability I have with my family. I work specifically with with Micro-businesses and Start-ups. Everyday is different and I love catering my schedule to my family’s needs as they arise.

I also started a little love project here in Hong Kong called 852 Mamas.



I enjoy teaching dance – beginners Hip-Hop,  this year with little Malachi I started a babywearing dance class. I also teach a free dance class for domestic helpers (maids/nannies).



I am a sucker for practical jokes and black culture memes. I love to travel and have enjoyed the privilege of visiting 29 countries thus far.

I usually have a random project in the works and am a self-proclaimed connector.

So here’s your chance to connect with me – shoot me an e-mail below!