How to help your children say goodbye

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Kids, Pre-teens: 9-12 year olds, Pregnancy & childbirth, Preparation & Planning, Teenagers, Younger kids: 4-8 year olds1 Comment

Two little girls holding hands in front of an old door

Expat and school farewells It’s that time of year when people start moving away. Many families choose this time of year to relocate as it ties in well with the school holidays and tends to make the transition from school to school a little easier for the kids. This ‘season’ … Read More

8 Reasons for an expat to choose a doula

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close up of a baby sleeping

What is a doula? A doula is a woman who gives emotional and practical non-medical support to another woman (and her partner) during her pregnancy, and during and after the birth. She is usually trained and has a wealth of birth experience. Why do I need one? I am a British expat and my three sons were all … Read More

The pregnant expat

Carole Hallett MobbsPersonal stories, Pregnancy & childbirth4 Comments

A pregnant woman holding an ultrasound scan picture

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 our first child for about four months. She also added … Read More

Giving birth in Spain: part 3

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Maternity nurse with couple in the background holding a new baby Giving birth in Spain

A personal birth story 10 things I can tell you about giving birth in Spain (part 3) Continuing the birth story of Bibsey Mama: 6. The staff on duty appeared hell-bent on delivering getting my baby out by the end of the shift. All night we heard ¡Venga Venga Venga! … Read More