Dear Foreign Service parents (or any parent out their who has moved a child out of the country): I need your advice. How have you prepared your children for Foreign Service life? How do you prepare them each time you change posts? What has worked for you and what hasn’t? I would appreciate any andContinue reading “Soliciting Advice from Foreign Service Parents”
Author Archives: Erin
Is My Husband Wise or Just Cheap?
When Jason and I were dating and engaged, he worried that our financial backgrounds may have problems meshing. His father was a rancher, my father was an attorney. In his mind, I came from a rich family and he did not. He worried about what it would mean to marry what he considered a richContinue reading “Is My Husband Wise or Just Cheap?”
Today marks the longest space of time that Jason and I have spent apart in our 17 year marriage. Before this, the longest was last spring when Jason went to England, Bahrain and Egypt for work. That time he was gone for 16 days. Today marks 17 days. And we have another 12 days beforeContinue reading “Single Parenting”
Foreign Service Spouse Training
Today Jason completed his 7th day of training with the Foreign Service. The State Department offers classes for the spouses of their employees, so I’m trying to take advantage of the training while the kids and I are in DC for three weeks. For the past two days I have been privileged to attend theContinue reading “Foreign Service Spouse Training”
My First Blog Post Ever!
I am now a blogger! It seems fitting to start this blog at the same time we are starting our new lives in the Foreign Service. Many people have asked us why we are doing this crazy thing, so I’ll just start at the beginning. When I was a little girl I was completely fascinatedContinue reading “My First Blog Post Ever!”