Loving Well Long Distance: Family Relationships

While our family waited at the gate to board our flight to Slovakia, my younger sister told me she thought she might be pregnant with her first (turns out, it was her first and second). My older sister told me via Skype a few months later that she, too, was pregnant. Over that year, both … Read more…

Loving Well Long-Distance: The Romantic Relationship

There are so many new people to meet and things to learn (like a language…or even an alphabet…) when you move overseas, your relationships back home can start to slip. We’ve got a simple three-part guide for keeping those important long-distance relationships thriving during separation, focusing on significant others, family, and friends. First up: your … 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…

Raising Little Travelers (and one reason you may not want to)

Our oldest two children have each spent time in almost 20 different countries. They’re five and three. And granted, they’re still young, so I don’t know what kind of travelers they’ll be as teenagers. But I can tell you that the seeds of wanderlust and adventure-love have been sown. We’re back stateside for the next … Read more…

‘Apps’olutely Worth It: Educational Apps that Made the Cut (+ a giveaway!)

In case you haven’t heard, we started a second Instagram account: The Traveling Academy. We wanted to provide expats with an Instagram feed focused on TCK education. Whether you do homeschool, local public school, international school, boarding school, or private school… we hope to gather a community of expat parents seeking to provide their TCKs … Read more…