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Third Culture Kids & Grief

I have been slowly reading this book, in between a few others for the past 6 months.  Before we started this process, I had a million questions, many of them I wrote about here.   Continuing to understand what happens to many Third Culture Kids (TCK) and Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCK) has been very eye-opening… Continue reading Third Culture Kids & Grief

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Growing Up Expat: Summer Break

We are continuing our nomad summer up in Oregon and enjoying every minute.   While it is a much needed break for all of us, I am wondering if I am going to get my kids on the plane back to Colombia when the time comes? Not only have they had this extended vacation-like summer… Continue reading Growing Up Expat: Summer Break

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Growing up Expat – The Gains

I wrote about the sacrifices that we make here, but I really wanted to spend these last few weeks before we head home for summer talking about what we have gained. Being Happy with Less - I'm not trying to get philosophical just yet, I plain and simple mean we live with less amenities than were… Continue reading Growing up Expat – The Gains

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The Balance – Growing up Expat

I wrote this post a few months after we arrived in Colombia and for some reason, I didn't post it.  However, it's interesting to see how far we've come and I do feel that it's still applicable:  I am always in pursuit of the balance. There is such a fine balance between raising your kids… Continue reading The Balance – Growing up Expat

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Growing Up Expat: What you Sacrifice

I wanted to write a post that analyzes both what you give up to be an expat and what you hopefully gain.  I'm first going to discuss sacrifices, not because I want to highlight the negative but because these were my thoughts before we ever agreed to come to Colombia.  Moving overseas with young children… Continue reading Growing Up Expat: What you Sacrifice

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Growing Up Expat: Raising an Extreme Extrovert

If I were to test Logan on the Myers-Briggs scale, I have no doubt that he would tip the charts as an extreme Extrovert.  He needs people like I need quiet time, they give him energy and make him happy.  This was especially obvious when we took him out of his social network at home… Continue reading Growing Up Expat: Raising an Extreme Extrovert