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Raising Second Generation Expats
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Raising Second Generation Expats

Ever wonder what it would be like to live abroad with your family?  – In my last post  I interviewed four American expat moms who described what it was really like  to live in a foreign country when they were kids – – the good…

April 6, 2013
Reflecting on an expat upbringing
Family Activities Living In England

Reflecting On An Expat Upbringing

Due to an overwhelming response on my post ’Where Are You From?’, I decided to write a follow-up from a different angle – Handmade by Jane Foster – Wondering how my children may reflect upon living abroad, I posed questions to four American expat…

April 3, 2013
An Expat Life
Living In England My Story

A Tricky Question: Where Are You From?

I learned early on that asking an expat ‘Where are you from?’ can be a loaded question – Does it mean Where were you born? Where did you last live? Which country do you identify with most? – Vintage luggage via Faye Travis Vintage…

February 21, 2013
Forest Den in Surrey, England
Family Activities Nature + Gardens

Forest Dens

Take a walk through any Surrey forest, you are likely to stumble upon one of these – – Play dens are made by children with their families, gathering nearby branches to prop against a tree – Possibly standing for decades, a passerby may add…

January 7, 2013
Pregnancy and delivery in England
Living In England

A Woman’s Right to Choose a C-Section

In October 2011, it was announced that in the UK women will be able to choose whether to deliver their baby vaginally or by Cesarean section. Through my American eyes, I just could not wrap my head around this one. * Generally speaking, American women…

January 27, 2012
Water slide at Center Parcs
Family Activities Great Britain: To Do + See

Center Parcs Review

Repeatedly, I heard from others that we MUST take our kids for a long weekend to Center Parcs With four locations to choose from in England, we packed our bags and headed to Longleat Village for a ‘family camp’ adventure One of many water slides…

December 9, 2011
American British Baby Names
Living In England

Baby Names & Such: US vs UK

Babies are such a nice way to start people -Don Herrold [Adorable monkey hat available via Cite Fuzz]   A few observations I’ve made recently… 1. * In the UK, I see fewer sets of twins and triplets than in the US * I…

September 13, 2011