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Modern technology and staying in touch

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Keeping in touch as an expat The autumn seems to bring a spate of family birthdays – my children, mother-in-law, step-mother, sister-in-law, niece, father and my sister all have birthdays falling between September and November. In years gone by we ... Read More »

The pregnant expat

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Pregnancy and childbirth in the US You’ve been trying for four months already? I think you should see a fertility doctor! We heard these words from my OB/GYN in Portland, Oregon after we had been trying to get pregnant with ... Read More »

Why I am scared to go back to America

Returning to America Plane landing in sunset

Living the overseas dream I admit it. I really wasn’t all that afraid to pack my entire life, my family’s lives, and all our memories, into 28 suitcases. There was a great excitement that accompanied our 30 hour flight to ... Read More »

Expat child – a gift or a curse?

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zv7qrnb The emotional impact of a move abroad At the age of seven I moved to Nigeria with my parents. Looking back, this move and the many moves that followed have had a huge impact on me as a person. ... Read More »

Choosing the expat life

French cheese

Should we stay or should we go? Facing the challenges of expat life – Living in Bordeaux, France by American Mom in Bordeaux We moved here in October 2011 with a one year plan that quickly turned into a 2 ... Read More »