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Vienna with Kids





We didn’t just survive the first few weeks of Leo’s life, we thrived! Honestly, I cannot believe how fun and easy life has been. Looking back I can’t imagine how the first few weeks with Allison were so hard (they were), it seems like with just one baby we should have been partying all the time. 575 more words

Third Letter Home

Greetings to all,

Welcome to my Q2 2014 update email. When I last wrote, I had just finished training and was preparing to execute on some project ideas. 1,074 more words

Peace Corps

A story of loss that will never fade

WITH the focus now on marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and honouring those who served and gave their lives, I’ve been talking with my sister about our great-uncle who lost his life in the conflict. 576 more words

Columns 2014

Announcing Leonhard

Announcing:

Baby Leonhard
Born: July 13, 6:17 AM
Vienna, Austria
51 cm, 3650 grams

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Yesterday we travelled back in time 700 years. Military camps from the thirty years war, 1809 Austrian campaigns, world war 1 and everything in between were set up on the green behind the military history museum. 487 more words

The Pregnant American, Part 3

It’s been over a month since I’ve been to see a Doctor, and I could give birth any day now. In the US I was going to see a certified nurse midwife every week now, she would check my cervix for effacement and dilation, feel for position and make guesses about the size (grossly underestimated). 525 more words