Arrival

How an expat child deals with transition

Resilient expat child Toddler with hands on hips looking down a long road

In December 2012 Laura explained how her little girl taught her how to cope with her new expat life. Here, I’ve merged the two articles into one for ease of reading. Learning resilience from my expat American toddler To say ... Read More »

Jet lag and children

Jet lag Woman awake in bed looking at alarm clock

Jetlag: Sleepless from Seattle This space is mostly about a family living life abroad and the joys of traveling with children. But anyone who has done it, knows that there are a few obstacles to overcome when you decide to ... Read More »

Settle your child into a new home – quickly!

A young girl bouncing on a pink bed. Happy child settled in a new home

10 tips to help your child feel at home The first few days in a new home can be disconcerting. Help your child settle in as quickly as possible with these ten tips. 1) Sort out the sleeping arrangements Depending ... Read More »

Find the right home when relocating overseas

House-sitting is a good option when relocating overseas

Sponsored post by HouseSit Match Moving a family abroad offers so many opportunities and challenges. Finding the right home in the right place is one of the most important things. But how do you learn about the right neighbourhood for ... Read More »

How long does jet lag last?

Lots of clocks set to different time zones. How long to recover from jet lag.

What is jet lag? Jet lag is a consequence of travelling over numerous time zones very quickly. Your body takes a few days to catch up from its natural time to the time in your destination. Jet lag recovery time ... Read More »