raising kids in the foreign service: a book!

For the past few months, I've had the privilege of doing work for Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) with a number of fabulous people and a couple of weeks ago, one of our projects came to fruition -- a new book, Raising Kids in the Foreign Service! When the first call for... Continue Reading →

the beginning of brussels: a whirlwind

As you can tell from the latest Snapshot Sundays, we made it to Brussels! Home Leave was fabulous, if much too short. We finished up our month in the States with a few days of consultations in DC, where we stayed near the Oakwood in which we lived for Serbo-Croatian language training. Scarlett definitely recognized... Continue Reading →

looking back: a regret

As PCS (permanent change of station, i.e. moving time) season is upon us, I've taken a moment to think back on what I miss most from our last assignment and what I think I'll miss most from this one. Life in the Foreign Service is a life inevitably full of nostalgia, as any life that is... Continue Reading →

belgrade: the good and the bad

I'm hopping on the Foreign Service bloggers bus and adding my list of the best and worst of Belgrade. The list has been fun to think about, especially as we are in the last weeks of our tour here. Pros Travel opportunities: There are so many great travel opportunities that I don’t even know where I... Continue Reading →

the 14 of 2014: new neighbors

Life as an expat is invariably full of ups and downs, and it is the people who really make the difference when it comes to how those ups and downs impact one's overall life experience. As we're nearing the end of our second tour, I've realized what a gift making a true friend is, particularly... Continue Reading →

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