About

Here’s a little bit about us…

IMG_2840Abroad Wife

I am a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom, bouncing across the globe trying to figure out this life as we go.  I grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, and now I’m not quite sure where to call “home.”  I love chocolate, warm weather, upbeat music, and anything that sparkles.

Abroad Husband

He is a Wyoming born, Texas raised fun-loving husband and father.  He comes from a big family full of big personalities.  He loves anything outdoors, music, food, aviation, and his friends and family.

Sweet Daughter 

She was born in Germany and loves princesses, animals, thrills, and books.  She lights up our lives with her sweet smile.  She was thrown into travel from the time she was born and has been a great travel companion since!

Baby Boy

Our son joined us very eventfully last summer.  He is a smiley, happy, blue-eyed boy who loves nothing more to than to be held. He hasn’t traveled as much as the rest of us, but he’s about to be thrown into our on-the-go life in a big way!

Join us as we travel, move abroad, and back again. It is sure to be an adventure!

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. I will be traveling with my 10 month old to Paris and the Loire Valley in August. Any tips? Any things that I should bring? I’m really excited, but also a little nervous 🙂
    Thanks!

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    1. Sounds like a fabulous trip! In Paris, keep in mind if you plan to use the metro (in my opinion the most convenient way to get around) be prepared to carry your stroller up and down a lot of steps. I took a full-size stroller, but I was with my husband and brother in law who did all the heavy lifting. Consider an umbrella style stroller or baby carrier. I’ve heard many families say they enjoy doing a hop-on, hop-off bus to get around and see the sights. You would still have to fold up the stroller on the bus, but could be another option for you in terms of getting around. In the Loire Valley I baby-wore almost the whole time. For me it was easier (not sure how many of these chateaus have elevators). If you plan to bring a stroller, I’d also bring the baby carrier as a back up in case you aren’t allowed to push the stroller through the chateau. The Loire Valley was nice and relaxing, we didn’t have a built up itinerary, just visited the places that sounded interesting to us and took our time! Here’s the link to my posts on the Loire Valley:

      https://abroadwife.com/tag/loire-valley/

      I’m realizing now that I don’t have our second visit to Paris up, and that is the trip where we had our daughter with us. My favorite place to visit in Paris is Versailles, technically a day trip out of the city. I just loved the gardens there. It is such a beautiful place to walk around. The only other thing I would say is a must bring are snacks! Fruit pouches are my go-to when I have a fussy kiddo. It can buy you some time when they start to get crabby when you’re in the middle of sight-seeing until the next sit down meal time! I hope you have a wonderful trip! It will be memorable for sure, babies add extra work but traveling with them is totally doable and a lot of fun!

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  2. Hello to my Instagram friend and fellow blogger!

    I just wanted to let you know that I referenced your blog in my September edition of “Postcards from Hailey” – my monthly newsletter for my travel blog Global Heartbeat – because I’ve been really encouraged by following your family’s travels as I begin life as a travel momma.

    Keep up the great work!

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    1. Oh my goodness, you’re so sweet! Thank you for encouraging me, I have neglected this blog for a LONG time. Now I have some motivation to get back into it 🙂 Congratulations on the birth of your baby!! Excited to see all the adventures your little one gets to do with you!

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