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Episode 08: Taking the Extra Few Steps with Jana Kelley

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Isn’t it funny how sometimes we struggle with going the extra few steps to meet our neighbor, even though we’ve already taken thousands of steps to move overseas in the first place? We’ve already sold all our possessions, moved away from all that’s familiar, and immersed ourselves into a new culture and language. So what […]

Episode 07: Homeschooling Through High School with Robin Talley

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Any high schooler would choose boarding school over homeschooling, right?  Not necessarily.  Robin Talley discusses how, as a family, they talked through educational choices and how they decided to homeschool through high school (even though they live in a remote area without traditional American opportunities).  Robin talks to us about overcoming doubt during hard times, […]

Episode 06: Choosing Joy Over Fear with Ruth Ripken

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What do you do when fear seems like it’s paralyzing you? What if the life overseas you envisioned seems to be unraveling? Ruth Ripken touches on these questions as she opens up about sickness and loss in her own life while living abroad. She reminds us that moving forward doesn’t have to be a lot […]

It’s Tea Time Somewhere: “All About Language”

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Introducing our new episode series: “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” Every several episodes, we’ll take a break from interviewing guests and the podcast team will get together to chat about different topics. This week it’s all about LANGUAGE. The thought of that either made you fist pump the air with excitement or made your eye twitch […]

Episode 04: Finding Your Parenting Style in the Foreign and Familiar

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Lisa’s greatest adventure — parenting — combined with unique cultural experiences, has led to some of her most exciting discoveries about herself. When she and her husband, along with their infant son had the opportunity to move abroad, a lot changed. But the fresh start (plus adding a new family member) brought the opportunity to figure […]

Episode 02: Transparency in the Expat Marriage with Colette Hernandez

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Colette and her husband, Max, have a marriage that is admired by the young students they spend time with in their city. “I want a marriage just like yours,” the students constantly exclaim. But Colette assures the students (and us) that their marriage does not come without a lot of hard work, commitment, and sometimes having the […]