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Ladies Day Out

Foreign Service LifeHealth/BeautyMalawi

I took Nia to a Malawian beauty shop for the first time two weeks ago. We started with a basic trim because, although she’d like it short again, we have to grow it out for her ballet recital this spring. The best part was that her stylist surprised us by insisting on a full blow-out after […]

March 22, 2017

Stinker Alert

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

I’m not sure if it’s just Nia getting older or her acting out because I’m gone more now, but we’ve seen a dramatic rise in what Nick and I like to refer to as “stinker-ish behavior”. Some recent examples include: 1. Locking her nanny out of the house when she couldn’t have a 2nd popsicle […]

March 20, 2017

My Two Loves

Foreign Service LifeMalawiRecommendationsRestaurant Reviews/Food Topics

Happy belated Valentine’s Day, my beloved blog readers. Just think about this – if you’ve been reading the blog since I first started – we’ve been ‘in a relationship’ for nearly a decade now. That is some serious commitment to each other! Hard to believe I’ve churned out some 851 posts thus far. Who knew […]

February 15, 2017

My First Month as CLO

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

Hey all – Did you miss me? Sorry about the lack of blog posts. Turns out this work/life balance thing is WAY harder with an office job. Go figure. Speaking of jobs, I’ve been asked for more details on how things are going. Happy to oblige! For starters, I still don’t know how to get […]

February 8, 2017

Sarah Novak, Government Employee

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

It was a BIG week people. I know I say that a lot, but I really mean it this time. You see, this week was the first time in 8 years that I was back in an office job! Yes, it’s true. After 5 months of waiting, they finally let me start. Of course with […]

January 12, 2017

Christmas Recap + Santa’s Big Surprise

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

Our first Christmas in Malawi has come and gone and was quite delightful, if I do say so myself. The weather cooperated (mid-80’s, no rain) as did our little lady (mostly). I still struggle with the whole tropical Christmas thing. There’s just something about hot chocolate and sweaters and snow. Christmas is definitely the time […]

December 27, 2016
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