Third Culture Kids Aren’t a Triangle–They’re a Wave

A recent conversation sucked me, feet first, into the black hole of expat doubt. And by doubt, I really mean: "What the hell is going to happen to my kids at the end of this experiment?" The conversation, with a brilliant friend who studies cultural differences, was about the unknown effect of removing yourself from... Continue Reading →

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Ten School Commandments

 I shall not bake more than once in a school year. Dozens of children per grade x two parents = me baking once a year. Children do not need baked goods in the shape of trees for Arbor Day and the like. I shall not doubt my kid's teacher's method of teaching math just because... Continue Reading →

Three Things That Keep Expats Parents Awake at Night

Imagine a big Venn Diagram. Really, who doesn't love a good Venn diagram?? This one is called "Things That Keep You Awake At Night." On one side you have expats. On the other, non-expats. Most of the things that keep many of us tossing and twisting in our beds while the rest of the world slumbers... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter From a Parent Volunteer

Dear Parents, I volunteer at my children's school a fair amount. I do it for a lot of reasons, but believe it or not, I actually enjoy spending time with school age kids. Most of the time. I complain about it and I'm often exhausted by it. Often times it's thankless. Sometimes it's downright appalling how badly... Continue Reading →

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