New Job, New Home and a New Normal

New Job, New Home & a New Normal - Mud Hut Mama

It feels like ages since I sat down to write and so much has happened in that time. My husband got his dream job in a part of Zambia that we absolutely love. It is not too far from where we met and we have been trying to get back to this part of the world ever since. We came very close a couple of times but it looks like third time’s a charm. It has all been a bit of a whirlwind and a complete lifestyle change for us. We are currently living in a small town in rural Zambia and that has been more of an adjustment for me than I imagined it would be. There are an awful lot of positives. We […] Read more »

Recycling in Brazil

Recycling in Brazil

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Last month we heard about Recycling in Germany and today Stephen from The Head of the Heard writes about recycling in Brazil (specifically in the city of Curitiba). Stephen blogs about life as an expat in Curitiba as well as the joys and challenges of raising a bilingual child. I love how much thought and energy Stephen puts into his son’s language acquisition, especially as his son is still young so he doesn’t always see the […] Read more »

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year-Mud Hut Mama

2013 has been a crazy year for us with a move from Malawi, and the only home Kooks ever knew and Boo remembers, to less than ideal living conditions in Zambia. We are currently in between contracts and have spent the last two months in Botswana visiting with my in-laws while we plan our next step. On Sunday we start our three day drive back to Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city, where we have all of our belongings in storage. Shortly after we arrive we will take a two day drive up to northwestern Zambia to explore a job opportunity for my husband that we are very excited about. It is not too far from where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer about 15 years ago […] Read more »

Recycling in Germany

Recycling in Germany - Mud Hut Mama

We feel incredibly lucky to have a lifestyle that is centered around nature conservation, but you don’t have to work in conservation to make a difference. Conservation Corner is a series where I highlight the many ways people around the world are making an effort to tread a little lighter on our planet. Today Olga from The European Mama writes about recycling in Germany. Olga’s blog has a wealth of information on raising multilingual kids and third culture kids, she is a 4th generation TCK and I really appreciate her insights. But that’s not all Olga writes about, click over to learn more about her life as an expat in the Netherlands and to peruse some delicious recipes. I plan to highlight one story a month and I hope to make […] Read more »