I am a Foreign Service spouse and stay-at-home mom of three precocious children. Currently we are serving in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Our first tour was in Conakry, Guinea which was sort of like baptism by fire. After twenty months the children and I (along with the other embassy families and “non-essential” embassy employees) were evacuated because of civil unrest. We reunited with my hubby four months later when our tour ended and he returned to the US. We next served in Dublin, Ireland where we spent an incredibly enjoyable and lovely three and a half years despite the fact that, for the last fifteen months, my husband was in training and then posted to Iraq for a year. Our next overseas assignment was San Jose, Costa Rica where we got to enjoy a small amount of the natural beauty the country has to offer (it’s got A LOT of beauty). We’re now nearly one year into our tour in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I’m here to tell you, don’t believe the hype. Honduras is amazing and well worth an extended visit if you ever get the chance. This life is not nearly as glamorous as people think, actually not remotely glamorous, and it can be very challenging but we choose it, we love it and we take the lumps with the perks.
I am a runner, amateur photographer, and I’ve got a bad case of wanderlust (though I hate to fly — go figure). I love being a stay at home mom and strive to live my life in a way that helps teach my kids to do the right thing through example.
I tend to be opinionated, am sometimes vulgar, I have no problem using colorful language and I’m not easily offended. The rants, raves, stories and opinions found on this page will belong to me — not my FS hubby or his employer.