Preparing for Furlough: 6 Months Before Departure

The year 2015 is here and it is time for my family (and Kimberlynn’s family…not planned, but that is just how it worked out) to make our way back to the U.S. for a few months.  Anyone who has made an extended trip home, whether for a break in between contracts or an organizational assignment in … Read more…

10 Tips for Giving Birth Abroad

Exactly one month ago, I gave birth to the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever laid eyes on (of course, I’m biased). My birth experience with my daughter was completely different than my experience with my son. To my surprise, I enjoyed my birthing experience abroad much more than my experience in America. I thought the … Read more…

Oversized Turkey Troubles and a New Thanksgiving Tradition (With a Free Printable!)

We’d been living in Asia nearly a year when we celebrated our first family Thanksgiving here. We were hosting some other expats in our home and I wanted it to be special for us and them. We’d planned ahead and ordered an incredibly high priced turkey from a local import store. I was excited. Until … Read more…