Episode 09: Making Time for New Adventures with Sara Beth

Sometimes we don’t think we “have the time” to embark on anything new. No time for exercise, no time for writing, no time to start a new hobby (or pick an old one back up). The idea seems dreamy but you’re convinced your schedule is simply too packed to add anything else. Sara Beth certainly […]

Episode 08: Taking the Extra Few Steps with Jana Kelley

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

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

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”

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 05: Meeting Your Host Culture More Than Halfway with Dacia Hamby

A lot of people thought Dacia wouldn’t last in Uganda. Pretty clothes and heels filled her closet in Texas before she decided to sell everything, buy her first pair of flat shoes, and move abroad. She was the only overseas worker with a local boss and she knew if they were going to make this […]

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

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 03: Cultivating Christian-Muslim Friendships with Marilyn Gardner

Muslim women have always been a close part of Marilyn’s life. Growing up as a TCK, they were like her aunts and second moms. As she became older, Muslim women became some of her closest friends. Differences in religions can certainly complicate things sometimes — maybe even challenge our own faith — but when a […]