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Expat Life: Moving Day

It’s moving day.  So, I am sitting on the floor in my empty bedroom in England right now as I type this.  The movers are here, and I think I had expected to have more to do while they were here, but now I realize that I am just in their way anywhere else. So […]

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Expat Life: Saying Goodbye Well

Sigh…  Saying goodbye is one of the hardest parts of expat life.  That’s what it’s been all about for us for the last few days. After almost three decades of goodbyes and hellos (I was an expat kid), it’s still really hard.  Harder than ever, actually, because now it’s not just me saying goodbye.  Watching […]

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Expat Life: Rediscovering “Home”

Well, we are back from our long-awaited trip to the USA.  This was the first time in almost three and a half years that we were able to return! I was so curious before we left about how it would feel to be back “home.”  I wrote down some of the questions I had here.Well… […]

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Expat Life: Let’s Talk About Going Home

It has been over three year years since we have been in the USA.  But this week we are going home.  Going home.  What does that really mean now? Is it still home?  I know that it isn’t home anymore for my eight year old daughter, who has been in England since she was five, […]

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When Dreams Come True

This was a surprisingly difficult post for me to write.  And it turns out that I had a lot to say.  So please make yourself a cup of coffee and get comfortable.  Let’s talk about when dreams come true. I am very aware of– and so grateful for– all of the many good things that […]

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My Expat Life: On Being Aspiring Expats (Guest Post)

Hi everyone! We’re back with another guest post about expat life.  While Mandy Lee is not technically an expat, I love her thoughts, and her creative solutions for giving her family the expat experience she wants for them.  I think you’ll enjoy reading her story, and be inspired by her view of the word. Growing […]

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When Doors Close…

What should we do when doors close? A big door closed for us this week, and we are processing that.  Jeff finally got word yesterday that he did not get the special educator position at Lakenheath that we had all been hoping for. With that job, there was the potential for so much…  For starters, […]

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