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5 Ways I Want My TCKs to Be Brave

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“Be Brave.”  It is a tagline we see on t-shirts, jewelry and the message of pop-songs galore.  There seems to be a sudden obsession with the idea of being “brave.”  We hear it used in many scenarios. We overuse it to the point it has lost some of it’s meaning, similar to words like “love” and […]

6 Reasons Why My Adopted Child is Not Lucky

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My husband and I finalized the adoption of our son at the end of August. In an amazing act of God, our adoption, from start to finish, took only 5 months. As residents of Tanzania, an adoption going that quick is pretty much unheard of. So, as you can imagine, when our adoption was finished, […]

Public School Pros & Cons While on Home Assignment

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We have started a new Instagram project called The Traveling Academy. We have folks posting regularly who are schooling kids from toddlers to high school. Please come on a follow along and tag your friends who may be interested, too. We’ve homeschooled from day one…actually, more by default than anything else.  It’s the only option […]

5 Ways to Impact Your TCK’s Attitude

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I’ve been a third culture kid (TCK) for as long as I’ve been alive. I am proud to have a childhood full of cultural experiences, a mouth that mixes multiple languages, and a heart that just can’t quite commit to one ethnic group. Now that I have children of my own, I enjoy seeing similar traits […]

Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones from Far Away

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It was Monday night. My family had moved overseas three weeks earlier. Hubby and I were sitting in bed laughing and talking about our crazy new experiences. It was late. As we were talking, my phone bleeped. Seriously…who is texting me this late?!?! As I picked up my phone, I read the four words that […]

5 Steps to Raising Readers in a Non-English Setting

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Raising children who read well, read often, and read enthusiastically has been a huge goal of mine! Partly because of my own love of reading, but also because of the way a good book opens doors in the heart and mind that our limited daily experiences are just incapable of.  By the time my daughter […]

How My Kid Got Expelled from Kindergarten

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We have started a new Instagram project called The Traveling Academy. We have folks posting regularly who are schooling kids from toddlers to high school. Please come on a follow along and tag your friends who may be interested, too. We all know Kindergarten is a great way to socialize children, so after moving to […]