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Four Snares of an Expat Marriage

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Marriage is work. We all know that, right? It’s a hot, glorious mess of love, perseverance, humility and work. We are constantly building our marriages. But what do you do when you throw expat living into that hot mess? What do you do when you are living in a foreign land with a foreign language […]

10 Tips for Giving Birth Abroad

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Exactly one month ago, I gave birth to the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever laid eyes on (of course, I’m biased). My birth experience with my daughter was completely different than my experience with my son. To my surprise, I enjoyed my birthing experience abroad much more than my experience in America. I thought the […]

When Your TCK Doesn’t Love Locals

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I think I always assumed since my first two children were ages 2 and 9 months when we moved overseas and the other three were born abroad that there would never be a problem with my kids “fitting in” or loving life here.   Most of my children are happy as clams and run around […]

Not Just About a Bike

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I’ve noticed a pattern with T, my 8 year old. Lately whenever he goes outside to ride his bike, he would only be out for a few moment before he was back in again. A quick peek out the window would tell me why. Another boy was riding his bike. Always, the same child. I […]

Wherever He Is

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I just sent my girl back to boarding school. We had a fun girl’s weekend in Singapore…lots of laughing and talking and shopping. It was an unexpected surprise. I had a medical visit scheduled on a three day weekend for her. So we scrambled and met in Singapore. It was a memory0-maker for sure. We […]

I See You: A Letter to the Overseas Mom

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In the overseas life, the Mom can go unnoticed. She rarely travels to meetings or is given pats on the back. Many times she is not included in strategy or planning. She keeps the home running and anchored, uncomplaining in her tasks.  She may wonder if anyone sees the work and effort she puts in […]