Life in Laos through the lens of a diplomatic wife raising twin toddlers.

WMB Post: Transitions for Toddlers

As readers of this blog you’re probably happy being regaled with glossy pictures and travel tales with tidbits of real life strewn in between on occassion. Well, at least those of you who keep coming back anyway. And I’m happy keeping things glossy and nice as a way to find the good, reflect on the positive, and get beyond the grit. But if you want to get real and upfront about the realities of our move overseas with toddlers, head on over to read my post for World Mom’s Blog called “Transitions for Toddlers“…

“It was tough on me, tough on the kids, tough on my husband. The transition was tough, just like all major life transitions are tough whether it is a move, a divorce, a death, illness, new sibling – it’s all tough on the kids despite of how much we believe they can “bounce back”. Sure. They do bounce back but those bumps can be hard for us parents to take…”

“…the worst of it wasn’t those little things or our sad conversations about our Denver home and DC home and now our Laos home, and all the things and people we miss. No. The worst of it was…”

“…And so our adventure begins much like the road we live on, very bumpy but manageable.”

Read the entire post here.

You can find my previous entries at World Mom’s Blog here. And while you’re over there hanging out with all the awesome moms around the world discussing topics dear to all of our hearts as parents, be sure to check out all the social good initiatives and public awareness they are raising for the welfare of mothers and children around the world, too. Those ladies are doing some amazing things!

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8 comments on “WMB Post: Transitions for Toddlers

  1. Dani
    September 7, 2012

    Oh wow, just read the WMB post. That is intense and hard and oh that guilt! I know that feeling so well. It’s an extraordinary post, well-written and honest. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Wanderlustress
      September 8, 2012

      Sounds terrible to say that misery loves company but it IS nice to be in the company of so many FS friends who have done it, are going through it, and those to follow. It’s more like taking solace in not being alone and knowing that we CAN and WILL get through to the real joys and benefits of living overseas. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend in New Delhi!

  2. travelerlynne
    September 7, 2012

    You and the women from World Mom’s Blog are to be commended. I’m impressed.Thanks for sharing and your honesty about transitioning.

    • Wanderlustress
      September 7, 2012

      Yes, the WMB community is great. We need to be honest as mothers so we don’t feel alone and we need each other as resources to learn from and take comfort in since very few of us truly have that proverbial ‘village’ to rely on when raising our kids.

  3. wandermama
    September 7, 2012

    Hey. Love the honesty. I have been there. I look back on the pics and wonder how we did it. But as you know its highs and lows. And the kids will be better for it. I really feel like mine are. BTW I am going to be posting about clean birth kits on World Mom’s Blog while I’m in Laos. So excited!

    • Wanderlustress
      September 7, 2012

      That’s great!!! I am so glad that you have hooked up with WMB already since I have been meaning to introduce you with the hope of a guest blog. Wonderful. I can’t wait!

      • wandermama
        September 7, 2012

        Thanks! I wish that I was headed to Vientaine — we could meet in person. Next trip for sure!

      • Wanderlustress
        September 7, 2012

        Yes, that would be great!

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