I enjoy keeping this blog, not only to keep for all eternity for my children to read about their experiences overseas (many of which they'd completely forget if I didn't take thousands of pictures and painstakingly write about every sniffle and elephant ride) but also because it seems to be a help to people round the world. Those who consider the Foreign Service life, those who want to move to Manila, those who want to travel with their kids, it's all good.
For our Embassy newsletter I wrote an article about our trip to New Zealand last summer, with all the kids of course. It was travel article and parental encouragement all in one. And if you're curious to read it, you can do so here:
http://www.aafsw.org Click on Articles and Advice, Dispatches, then You Brought Them With You? (2/05)