A Mommy Abroad

Today I’m starting something new. Instead of just posting on my blog, I’m going to start also posting here.  In fact, starting today, this will be the primary home of my blog.

For now, at least, it’s pretty much just going to be a new place for me to share my blog (although I’ve started outlining some other potential pages of information and resources) but my hope is that it will eventually be more than that — I hope it can be a resource for people who want to travel with their kids (whether that means a road trip, a flight to see Grandma, or moving and living abroad). Certainly, it’ll be most helpful to anyone who happens to be moving to live for a few years in Vienna (because, obviously, that’s my area of expertise) but I’m hoping that it’ll find a wider audience than that. I’m hoping the stuff I’ve discovered and the hard-won lessons can benefit others, too.

Really, I’ve learned a lot while living this adventure. I’ve learned a lot about myself (and grown a lot). I’ve gained a tremendous appreciation for how flexible my children are — how much they enjoy being on this adventure right along with me. I’ve learned, through trial and error, a lot about what works and what doesn’t, what’s important and what isn’t, what to worry about and what to let go of. I’ve learned which things are easier than I expected and which things I took for granted that can be completely frustrating (hello, grocery shopping).

I hope it’s useful. Please feel free to share it with anyone you’d like. I’m going to approach it as writing a resource that I would have found helpful when we were moving here. And if it convinces some of you to come visit while we’re here, so much the better.

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