Category Archives: FS Family Life

Your EFM Hatch Act Toolkit

(This post was published in November, 2016. Please see yet another update to OSC guidance dated February 7, 2017¬†on this page.) OK, so, it’s been quite a week. And we all have Thoughts. Officers have Thoughts. Eligible Family Members (EFMs) … Continue reading

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Samaria Gorge in Crete

A beautiful journey from Culture Shock.

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Foreign Service Housing

It’s…quirky. The lowdown from Most Eligible Family.

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Andean Animal Sanctuary

A fascinating visit to an Andean animal sanctuary in Peru. From Wanderlusting 4 Life.

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First African Safari

Zebras and ostriches in Malawi. From Novakistan.

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Adventures in Real Estate Investing

What kind of house should a Foreign Service couple buy? Tabbies in Tow has some advice based on her experience.

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The Unexceptional Amazing Life of a Diplomatic Spouse

On spouse’s look at the big picture. From Diplowife.

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Flashback to Lusaka

Some hardship posts are worth it. Some are not. A look back at what a “greater hardship” post was like circa 1992-1994.

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Wide Open Spaces

An amazing Gobi Desert trek from Kids with Diplomatic Immunity.

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How to Keep a Child Entertained on a 20 Hour Flight

Novakistan has a plan for the flight from the U.S. to her next post in Africa. Details here!  

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