• Sherwood Family Nonsense

    We're a diplomatic family traveling the world. Dad represents the US government in Baku, while the rest of us (Mom and four children) stay home living off his largesse.


  • Still In America

    I am writing this post from my parents' house in North Carolina. If all had gone according to plan (ha), I would have been writing this post from Dushanbe - or... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Brandon Shows Up, Shortly Followed by William

    Brandon Shows Shortly Followed William

    Brandon did, in fact, make it out of Dushanbe on Monday, although nine hours later than the flight was supposed to leave, at three in the afternoon instead of... Read more

    Posted on 27 February 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Turkish... Again and Then AGAIN

    Right now my children are all gathered around the fire in my parents' family room, listening to a story on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Read more

    Posted on 05 February 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Party All The Time

    We've now been back in the States for just over a month. And in that month the children have gone camping with their cousins, we've had a play date with ninetee... Read more

    Posted on 01 February 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Dinner by Costco

    As I mentioned earlier, I am now a lone woman (and adult, for that matter) in my parents' house. They have a former sister missionary who is getting married in... Read more

    Posted on 11 January 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Home Churching, Again

    One of the things I've bean eagerly anticipating while in the US is regular church. There are some definite benefits of home-churching - an hour and a half... Read more

    Posted on 09 January 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • The Trip

    After enjoying a perfectly lovely Christmas, Brandon and I had to finish off packing the next day in preparation for our early Monday morning departure. Read more

    Posted on 04 January 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Christmas Catch-Up

    Christmas Catch-Up

    This year we celebrated Christmas a day early. We were getting picked up for the airport at 2:30 Monday morning, so Brandon and I decided that we would have a... Read more

    Posted on 02 January 2017 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • How the Mighty Are Fallen

    I have always sworn that I would never own a smartphone. I also said that about a Kindle. And now, of course, we have four Kindles, which I absolutely love. I... Read more

    Posted on 21 December 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Happy Birthday, Edwin

    Happy Birthday, Edwin

    Last week Edwin turned seven. I always feel for people with birthdays around Christmas. Everyone is already celebrating Christmas and oh, that's right - it's... Read more

    Posted on 18 December 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Turkish Strikes Again!

    This past summer our R R plans got changed around a bit. We were set to fly through Istanbul on Turkish Airlines and then that coup-thing happened. Read more

    Posted on 08 December 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas!

    Last last Thursday was Thanksgiving. As a child, my family spent as many Thanksgivings as possible with my dad's brother, his wife and their eight children in... Read more

    Posted on 04 December 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Living in Dushanbe: Heat

    It's been cold here in Dushanbe for the last week. Today the weather finally got above freezing, something that hasn't happened for a week. Read more

    Posted on 01 December 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Baby Update

    This past week I finally crossed into the final home stretch of my sixth pregnancy. It's always such a relief to make it to the viable-if-there's-a-problem stag... Read more

    Posted on 27 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Come Party at the Sherwood's

    Way (way) back when I was in college I moved into a new apartment complex and ward mid-year. I knew none of my roommates and only one girl in the ward, having... Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Happy Birthday, Joseph!

    Joseph turned five this week. Brandon and I were gone on his actual birthday, so he was very happy to celebrate a few days early. Read more

    Posted on 20 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Dubai

    This morning, around five am (gotta love those random flights!) Brandon and I got home from Dubai. Back in the spring we watched some friends' children and... Read more

    Posted on 13 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Uzbekistan, Here We Come

    And the winner is... Nick! Followed closely by Kelley and Mindy We're either very obvious about what part of the world we like to hang out in or you guys are... Read more

    Posted on 04 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Twenty Questions, Round Two

    Here are the next round of questions. After these ones, feel free to ask specific country or city names. And this time (unlike the last two times), you might... Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Twenty Questions, Round One

    So the questions are in and it's time for some answers! Does the name of the nation rhyme (or at least make an assonance) with the patronymic of a man who was... Read more

    Posted on 02 November 2016 FAMILY, PARENTING