The Importance of Personal Boundaries When You Move Abroad
Expat, Family

The Importance of Personal Boundaries When You Move Abroad

Setting your own boundaries is not just healthy, it's essential for your wellbeing. That applies when you move abroad. In fact, it is even more important when you move overseas. Why is Setting Personal Boundaries Important? Your own personal boundaries guide your decision making. Boundaries are a clear way of communicating your mental, physical and… Continue reading The Importance of Personal Boundaries When You Move Abroad

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Expat, Family

10 Things 2019 Has Already Taught Me

As 2018 turned into 2019 I said to my husband, "Thank god for that. 2019 can't be worse then 2018." Little did I know 2019 was standing in the side wings saying to 2018, "Ha! Hold my beer." Probably the worst thing about moving overseas is the fact that you leave your family and friends… Continue reading 10 Things 2019 Has Already Taught Me

Family, Grandparents, My Articles

Grandparenting From Afar

When you move overseas you inevitably leave family behind. That, more often than not, includes separating your children from their grandparents with more miles than you'd like. However, living in different countries doesn't mean your children won't get to build a good, loving, healthy relationship with their grandparents. It's more about effort than it is… Continue reading Grandparenting From Afar

Family, Gelderland, Netherlands

Why We Loved Our Farm Camps Break

We spentĀ a week at Farm Camps Den Brandenhorst in Gelderland during the meivakantie and to say that my boys were upset to be back home is an understatement. They flopped themselves down on the sofa in our front room and the eldest announced, "Wij willen hier niet zijn. Wij willen terug naar Farm Camps gaan."… Continue reading Why We Loved Our Farm Camps Break

Family

Celebrating A Trio of Fathers

This year, contrary to last year, and more years than I care to think about before that, I will actually get to spend Father's Day with my dad. In fact, all going to plan, nearly all the dads in my immediate family's life will be together and that has never happened before.Expat life is like… Continue reading Celebrating A Trio of Fathers

Books, Expat, Family, Journaling

Expat Life: Loving and Leaving Where You Live

I have just finished reading Global Mama by Melissa Dalton-Bradford (you can find a review here) and all the way through the book I was struck by the sense of 'home'; her family's ability to set down roots wherever they ended up living. They didn't just live physically in new countries, new places, new houses;… Continue reading Expat Life: Loving and Leaving Where You Live

Expat, Family, Motherhood, Netherlands

Expat Life Means Throwing Your Plans Out the Window

It won't be news to anyone but life doesn't always turn out like you expect it to. If someone had told my seventeen year old self that I would end up living in the Netherlands with a Dutch husband and three children who are way more Dutch than they ever will be British, I would… Continue reading Expat Life Means Throwing Your Plans Out the Window