This Global Life | Day 29: Southern China

Hi, I’m Emily, and I currently live in southwest China with my husband and two children. We’ve lived in China for over a decade and yet I’m still learning new things about the language and culture nearly every day. I love hanging out with friends, being in nature, cooking, learning new Chinese characters (it’s true) … Read more…

10 Lessons I’ve Learned From Raising TCKs

Over the past eleven years of raising kids in China, my husband and I have learned a whole lot about what it’s like to bring up children in a country other than our own. Some of this knowledge was passed down from educational experts or families with many years of experience. Some we’ve learned from … Read more…

No Such Thing as a Simple Errand

The other day, I was berating myself for having trouble keeping up with household tasks and chores here in China. The last time we lived in the States, we were in a two-story house. With some help from my husband and kids, I managed all the regular household chores fairly easily. Laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, … Read more…

Sorry, Stephen Colbert, but I am America

It happens pretty frequently. I’ll be in a taxi (or restaurant, market, bus…) and the driver (or owner, vendor, fellow passenger…) will ask me where I’m from. I’ll answer, and, if they’re the curious type, they will launch into questions about my home country. Much of the time, it’s “Basic Geography and Culture for $100, … Read more…