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Don’t forget to follow the ‘Golden Rule’

Don’t forget to follow the ‘Golden Rule’

By Kirsten Weir You screwed up. Maybe you came unprepared to an important meeting, or got into a fender bender while distracted by your cell phone. If something similar had happened to a good friend or family member, you’d probably tell them, “Don’t beat yourself up!” We rarely give ourselves that same advice. But maybe […]

By August 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Moms confess their deepest secrets…what’s yours?

Moms confess their deepest secrets…what’s yours?

By Rebecca Dube Every mom has a secret. “I cry myself to sleep sometimes because I am overwhelmed and I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone about it.” “I honest to goodness do not like my son most of the time and knowing that KILLS me.” “I believe ice cream for breakfast is […]

By August 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Mothers in Norway have it the best

Mothers in Norway have it the best

The best place in the world to be a mom is Norway, where maternal and child mortality rates are low, women’s life expectancy and years in school are high, and the average maternity leave is about one year, a new study measuring the well-being of mothers and babies shows. Australia and Iceland join Norway at […]

By May 3, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
TCK Siblings: I Guess I’m Stuck With You

TCK Siblings: I Guess I’m Stuck With You

One of the upsides of living abroad is our children often have close relationships. Third Culture Kid Rachel Aguiar wrote a great story about how much she values her siblings. By Rachel Aguiar, in Denizen for Third Culture Kids Who used up the batteries in the Game Boy? My two younger brothers and I were […]

By March 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
New booklet for expats in UAE

New booklet for expats in UAE

British expats have so much trouble adapting to life in the United Arab Emirates that officials have created a book with tips about how to avoid problems. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Britons are most likely to be arrested in Thailand and with the UAE coming in a close second. The Emirates is […]

By March 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Sweden tops countries that help with integration

Sweden tops countries that help with integration

Sweden is better than other European countries, the United States, and Canada in helping immigrants integrate, according to a study published by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group. Sweden’s score of 83 gave it the highest rank among countries included in the study. Portugal ranked second with a score of 79, followed by […]

By March 8, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
Moms: Be self-compassionate

Moms: Be self-compassionate

It isn’t easy parenting a child and as an expat it’s even more difficult. But it is incredibly important that we take care of ourselves, especially since we are so far from “home.” Recently, a lot of research has pointed out that if we are kind to ourselves, we take better care of ourselves and […]

By March 7, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
How to survive an uprising and keep your family safe

How to survive an uprising and keep your family safe

Rebecca Grappo is the founder of RNG International Educational Consultants and has helped thousands of expats manage difficult situations — including helping families evacuate in emergencies. In light of the revolution in Egypt she has compiled a list of the 12 of the most important things families can do when an evacuation is necessary. 1. […]

By January 30, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Parenting in Italy

Parenting in Italy

Parenting While Abroad is always looking for people who can provide perspective on raising children in a different country. Today we are pleased to post a Q&A from an American woman who lives near Venice. She prefers to remain anonymous, but has excellent tips for parents who are considering a move to Italy. She is […]

By January 27, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Tokyo, Oslo most expensive cities for expats

Tokyo, Oslo most expensive cities for expats

From the UK Telegraph: The report, published by Employment Conditions Abroad (ECA), a global British outsourcer, surveyed the price of a basket of day-to-day goods and services for expats in over 390 locations (see report here). According to the report, Tokyo’s high position is due to the growing strength of the yen, which has seriously […]

By July 1, 2010 0 Comments Read More →