The Changes That Come With Children

From the moment I had a child, things became different. Wait, back that up: from the moment I conceived a child, things became different, and I’m not just talking about the big life changes that come along with having a baby. I’m talking about the differences faced by an expat parent who is having and … Read more

A Little Advice

I know that February is the “short month”, but it’s seemed to drag on and on in our house. Chalk it up to a full schedule and an active baby. In addition to picking up more hours at work and other extracurricular activities, we now have a very mobile little boy! Joe has been crawling … Read more

Avoiding Isolation

One of my biggest fears about moving to a new country as a “tag along” spouse was isolation. I dreaded the thought of moving halfway around the world with my husband, having him go off every day to a job while I sat twiddling my thumbs in the apartment, wondering what to do and not … Read more

My Life is Here

Our family just returned from a wonderful 6 week holiday to the States. This was my first time back since moving to New Zealand over a year and a half ago, and it was the first time for most of our family to meet Joe, our then-5-month-old baby boy. We had a great time traveling … Read more