Tagged: expat


Making baby food in two hours per week (or less, even as an expat)

I made all of both my daughters’ baby food for stretches of about six months per child.  It sucked at first, but I slowly got into a rhythm that allowed me to make it in large batches.  Look, being a working mother is hard (being a mother is hard, period).  And I can see why folks don’t make their own baby food if they think it’s going to take six to eight...


Seven Ways to Keep Life Balanced while Raising Expat Kids

My husband and I worry about the effect of our Foreign Service lifestyle on our children.  Raising expat kids is a real challenge!  Will they grow up rich with experiences, polyglot, and appreciative of all that they have?  Or will they grow up spoiled and entitled, used to having the world at their feet?  We hope the former, and fear the latter. A recent blog post from another mother who’s dragging...


Good reads for March 21st

Expat Explorer – White House Issues Report on Women in America – NYTimes.com – But at all levels of education, women still earn only 75 percent of what men earn. The dogs who listen to children reading | Education | The Guardian – When children read to him, Danny does not criticise or correct their pronunciation. He just nods and pricks up an ear, although sometimes he closes his eyes...