Book Review: Misunderstood

I am reading a new book, Misunderstood by Tanya Crossman, a more modern version of the classic Third Culture Kids.  I have bookmarked so many amazing and relevant subjects in this book.   It seems every other page, I am nodding away in agreement. Understanding the unique situation of transitioning in and out of an […]

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Growing Up Expat: Traveling with an Introvert

I wanted to talk a little bit about traveling with your family for longer than a typical vacation.  Being out of your own space for longer than a week can present its own side effects.  As my children get older, there are different needs that need to be met in order for everyone to have […]

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Summer Recap: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

On our last leg of our summer, we did the most actual traveling… mini road trips, flights, taxi cabs, trains and more flights.  Our fist stop was Santa Cruz for a very special family wedding. The great thing about a cousin getting married is that it is the perfect excuse to see all of your […]

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Travel Packing – Send Help

With as much as I travel, I must admit, I am a terrible packer.   I start 3 weeks in advance only to scramble at the last-minute, usually bringing way too much stuff and rifle through my suitcase constantly during my trip looking for what I need.  Of course I always find what I’m looking […]

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Summer Recap: So Cal

We spent another good chunk of our time in Southern California.  Our other home.   We played on the beach, we ate In ‘n Out, had homemade pizza parties, hit the park,  and made some really good summer memories with our family. Having older kids this time around, we are able to bring them both […]

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Summer Recap: Oregon

I have lots of blog posts floating around in my head.  I needed a break, I needed inspiration, I needed to think a little bit about what I wanted to say.  So I took a break from posting this summer, but it wasn’t exactly quiet time. Here is what we were up to:  We had […]

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A Year and a Half In…

I felt like I should give a quick update about being a little over 1.5 years into this crazy journey.   What has changed?  What do I know now?  How have my expectations met my reality? We are comfortably into our daily life here, long enough to establish “favorites” but still fresh enough to see […]

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