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Nick’s Status+ Other Random Updates

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

I know you all are dying for a little Nick update, so here goes. The first few days were rough. He only felt comfortable on his belly because that relieved the pressure on his spine. We were fortunate to borrow a massage table from a friend and rigged up this design for him to while […]

May 25, 2017
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The Night Nick Broke his Back

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

Last night Nick and I were on the way to a party for Norway’s National Day. It was 6 PM when we arrived, which in Malawi means that it’s pitch black (streetlights are few and far between here and often, even when installed, they aren’t on). We got directed to park by a parking guard. […]

May 18, 2017
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On Spirituality (and Getting My Hands Dirty)

Foreign Service LifeInspirationMalawi

I’ve been noticing some very cool shifts happening in me lately which have, quite honestly, taken me by surprise. No huge revelations or changes in my path, just a growing awareness of things I’ve ignored for a long time. It began with the realization that I was very disconnected from my spirituality. After some exploration, […]

May 11, 2017
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Making a Difference on Earth Day

Foreign Service LifeMalawiVolunteering

This past Saturday, a group of 20 of us from the Embassy had the opportunity to do a volunteer project with a local non-profit. This was the first volunteer project I’d planned, so I was nervous about how it would go, especially since we were going out to work in a local village. My worry was […]

April 24, 2017
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Easter Mania

Foreign Service LifeMalawi

It’s been a week full of Easter-related fun and while it’s brought much delight to the young’uns, it’s brought MUCH exhaustion to Mommy. The week kicked off with our Embassy Egg Hunt & Brunch. This was my first big event and with 100+ signed up I was a wee bit nervous. Holidays carry a lot […]

April 18, 2017
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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
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