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may not be elegant, the information and

advice are still indispensable.

Raising Kids in the Foreign Service

should be in the library of every Foreign

Service family, new or old. Though I’ve

been an FS family member for more than

20 years, I learned from this book that I

could be reimbursed for the cost of my

7th-grader’s online math class.

That information was available to me

on the

website, it turns out. But I

wouldn’t have thought to look for it there

if my friendly “neighbor”—editor Leah

Moorefield Evans—hadn’t mentioned it

in her own essay.


Debra Blome is a former associate editor of

The Foreign Service Journal

. She currently

lives in Jerusalem with her husband, FSO

Donald Blome, and their family.



APRIL 2016


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