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Expat Women: What Scared Me About Having A Baby Abroad - Ashley Thompsons
What Scared Me About Having A Baby Abroad
Ashley Thompson
 
I never thought I would give birth abroad. Even after I married my husband a year into our time overseas, I wasn’t yet thinking about getting pregnant, much less while we were expats. But as things went, just over two years after arriving in Japan I held two home pregnancy tests, overwhelmed with surprise and my hunch confirmed: we were expecting. But even with the excitement of growing our family from two to three, I felt apprehensive about going through the process in a foreign country...
 
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Expat Women: Mothers: Moving Your Children Overseas After A Divorce: Ewan Cambell MacDougall 15454516
Moving Your Children Overseas After A Divorce
Ewan Cambell MacDougall
 
If you have started a family (or moved your family) overseas but your marriage did not turn out to be the happily ever after you hoped for, you might be feeling like it is time to go back home, or maybe start afresh in a new country. But beware: taking children overseas without the consent of their other parent can be considered child abduction...
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Adapting Back Home
Adapting Back Home
Andrea Martins
 
 
"Hello, I'm Bailey. I'm from Australia. Where are you from?" Needless to say, in a park full of Australians, my son innocently became the subject of great bemusement. "Don't worry," chimed in a well-meaning member of our extended family. "Children learn quickly. They will adapt faster than you think and they will soon forget..."

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Expat Women: Sudden Departures: How They Impact Expat Families: Rebecca Grappo
 
As I watched the events in Egypt unfold, my thoughts were with the thousands of expat children and families who are/were living in Egypt as well as their Egyptian friends and playmates. Maybe others are thinking about the political implications of this open rebellion, but I am thinking about the many families who may be ordered to leave quickly to other safe havens...
 
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Expat Parenting: Adjusting To Family Life Abroad: Dhyan Summers, MA, LMFT
Expat Parenting: Adjusting To Family Life Abroad
Dhyan Summers, MA, LMFT

How does parenting as an expat differ from parenting at home? Just as the three rules of real estate are location, location and location, the three rules of parenting abroad should still be...

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Speech Therapy For Your Children When You Are Living Abroad: Evie Oman
Speech Therapy For Your Children When You Are Living Abroad
Evie Oman
 
Can you always understand what your child is saying? Is your child not as talkative as other children their age? Are you worried that he or she may have a speech problem, or that you might not find a high-quality speech therapist abroad?

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USA Girl Scouts Overseas: Sandy Thomas
USA Girl Scouts Overseas
Interview with USAGSO's Director, Sandy Thomas
 
USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO)'s Director, Sandy Thomas, talks about how the USAGSO programs serve American girls living outside the United States and those attending American or international schools abroad...

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Overseas Birth And Childcare Consultant And Founder Of Care The World: Nora Kohri
 
Nora Kohri, a Japanese expatriate in the United States, shares with us her mothering abroad tips, as well as more information about her organization dedicated to new mothers and families living abroad...
 
 
 
Baby on Board, Aetna's Tips for Travel During Pregnancy
 
 
The best pregnancies are filled with excitement, preparation and a healthy amount of precaution. So when travelling for two, it makes perfect sense to double up on some safety education. The following tips can help...

 
 
Making The Successful Move Abroad As A Young Mother
Making The Successful Move Abroad As A Young Mother
Laura Wilson
 
Welcoming a new addition to the family, though rewarding, can be a difficult transition. The changes may become even more overwhelming for the young mother also preparing for an overseas move. Laura Wilson shares her experience and some helpful tips on how to navigate the process...
 
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Sleep And Your Child
Sleep And Your Child
Deirdre Budd
 
Of all the issues that parents find challenging today, sleep rates amongst the top three. Especially if you are an expat who has moved abroad and left the security of your support network at home, your partner is always travelling and you are feeling isolated and exhausted...
 
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Expat Women: Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Julia Simens
Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child
Julia Simens
 
Never underestimate the power of a five-year-old. When it comes to brainpower, a five-year-old has you beat...This may just be one of the reasons that expat children have the ability to be so resilient in their ever-changing, globally nomadic lifestyle. But just how resilient are you raising your children to be?
 
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Flying With Children: Tips From An Airline Insider
Flying With Children
Sharon
 
Sharon (surname withheld), an American expat mother in France and a former flight attendant for two carriers in five countries over thirteen years, shares with us her insider tips and advice for flying with children...

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So You Are Having a Baby... on International Assignment Part One
So You Are Having a Baby... on International Assignment Part One
Mary D. Werner
 
The road to parenthood is an exciting ride, full of anticipation and perhaps some expected and some unexpected barriers along the way. For a couple traveling this road in a country other than their own, often dealing with a second language as well, there may be more unexpected barriers than usual...

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So You Are Having a Baby... on International Assignment Part Two
So You Are Having a Baby... on International Assignment Part Two
Mary D. Werner
 
When an expectant mother follows guidelines for a healthy pregnancy, and she and her partner are educated about the conditions that will surround the birth of their baby, even in another country, there's likely to be a positive birth experience – and a healthy baby...

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Divorce Overseas: 10 Steps To Protect Your Children
Divorce Overseas: 10 Steps To Protect Your Children
Frank Arndt
 
For many ex-pats, their new life provides all the happiness and enjoyment for which they had hoped. For an unfortunate few, this dream ends in despair and frustration. If your marriage breaks down, the prospects can be daunting if you are "stuck" in a foreign country, without a strong grasp of the language or knowledge of local culture...

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The Evolution Of Learning Disabilities: A Global Guide For Parents
 
According to a Roper Starch Poll, 44 percent of parents who noticed some indication of learning difficulty in their children waited a year or more before openly acknowledging that the problem may be serious. Educational Consultant Kristina L. Dooley shares information and tips for global parents...
 
 
 
Family Matters Survey
Family Matters Survey
ExpatExpert.com & AMJ Campbell International
 
 
With an impressive 655 workable survey responses, Robin Pascoe's survey shares some very interesting results about how internationally mobile families view the support they receive during their relocations...

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International Abduction or 'Kidnapping': Is It Ever Okay?
International Abduction or 'Kidnapping': Is It Ever Okay?
Candida Purser
 
What happens if parents who are expatriates separate and if one of them wants to 'go home' with the children? Is it okay for them to do it even if the other parent does not want them to? "Can I just go?"...
 
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Youth Compass
Youth Compass
Thomas Speckhardt
 
If you are looking for new ideas about how to give some positive direction to your global nomad teen, join us as we talk to Thomas Speckhardt, the Executive Director of Youth Compass – a community youth organisation led by volunteers and staff...

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Top 5 Tips for Organizing Kids' Playgroups Overseas
Top 5 Tips For Organizing Kids' Playgroups Overseas
Andrea Martins
 
- Jump in
- Be organized!
- Watch your kids.
- Stop and think.
- Have fun!

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Relocating with Kids
Relocating With Kids
Crown Relocations
 
Moving can be a very stressful and emotional time. You will move many valuable possessions when you change addresses, but none are as precious as your children. Here are some tips to help you prepare your children for their upcoming move.

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Understanding Children: Moving to a New Home
Understanding Children: Moving to a New Home
Lesia Oesterreich
 
Although moving has become a common event for American families, it is a "moving" experience in more ways than one. No matter how often families change residence, moving brings with it a variety of emotions and situations. Moving can be an exciting adventure for families as they look forward to new places, friends, and neighbours.

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Expatriate Adjustment is About Snap Shut and Move
Expatriate Adjustment is About Snap Shut and Move
Gita Sharma
 
As women and typically the primary caregivers in the family it becomes extremely important for us to ‘take charge' in the new environment and deal with the issues of expatriate adjustment with knowledge and compassion – both inside and outside the house ...

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Long haul Travel with kids
Long Haul Travel with kids
Toni Hargis
 
If you're an expat woman with kids, chances are you'll be making the trip home with them before long. For many of us, that involves a long haul flight, often without the spouse for at least one leg of the journey. Don't despair ...

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Pregnancy: What to Expect in Your Three Trimesters
Pregnancy: What to Expect in Your Three Trimesters
Tim Blevins, Aetna Global Benefits
 
Pregnancy can be a combination of both pure delight and concern for most women. Tim Blevins shares with us some helpful tips for women and their families planning a healthy pregnancy and preparing for the journey ahead - both at home and abroad...

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Making friends...again...and again
Making friends...again...and again
Margarita Gokun Silver
 
One of the biggest characteristics of the expatriate experience, and particularly of the repeat expatriate experience, is the necessity of making friends over and over again. What are some ways you can help yourself create that network and keep creating it as you go from country to country (or even if you stay where you are)?

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Taking a Special Needs Child Overseas? What to Know Before You Go
Taking a Special Needs Child Overseas? What to Know Before You Go
Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed
 
The idea of an overseas assignment for a family often evokes images of adventure, excitement, travel, and new cultural experiences. For the tens of thousands of expatriates around the world, international living can be all of the above...and more. But what should a family with a special needs child know before moving overseas?

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Moving With a Teen
Moving With a Teen
Dina Zavrski-Makaric
 
Moving countries is a great challenge for adults, but for teenagers it's even harder. That shouldn't discourage you from moving, particularly if relocation opens new opportunities for the whole family.

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Finding The Right Boarding School
Finding The Right Boarding School
Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed
 
Young people in internationally-mobile families often face many disruptions in their education as their families move from one country to the next. Many times their educational needs cannot be met at the location of the new international assignment...

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Having A Baby Far From Home
Having A Baby Far From Home
Beverly D. Roman
 
Moving to another country can and should be an exciting prospect. However, suppose your family has just learned the joyous news that a baby is on the horizon. Now, being far from home takes on a whole new meaning...

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The Little Travelers
The Little Travelers
Angelina Hart
 
We talk to Angelina Hart, mother of gorgeous girls Chantelle and Nakia who star in Angelina's The Little Travelers DVDs. Find out more about their excursions in Japan, Bali and The British Isles...
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Maintaining Your Children's Cultural Heritage
Maintaining Your Children's Cultural Heritage
Jill Lengré
Have you ever thought what you are doing to teach your children about their cultural heritage? If you moved back ‘home' tomorrow, would your children understand what Halloween is, what ANZAC Day is, or what Idul Fitri really means? Most likely, they would not unless you have made a real effort to teach them. Here is a tips and checklist in order to ensure you keep up with your national / religious holidays!

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Care the World
http://www.caretheworld.com/eng/index.html
Non-Profit Overseas Birth and Childcare site. Supporting Overseas Expatriate Families since 1988.
 
Club Mom
http://www.cafemom.com/
Where millions of moms come together for advice, connections and rewards.
 
DrugWatch
http://www.drugwatch.com
A comprehensive database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. Expectant mothers can use it to find up-to-date information about the side effects of common prescription and over-the-counter medications.
 
Ex in the City
http://www.exinthecity.typepad.com
Helping women who are getting or who are divorced.
 
Expat Moms Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AP-Expat-Moms/
This group is for those parents living outside their home countries who are interested in Attachment Parenting. This is a safe and friendly place for us to come together and talk about our parenting experiences in foreign lands.
 
Expat Mums' Blog
http://www.expatmumsblog.com/
Expat Mums' Blog: for expat mums, by expat mums.
 
Expat Parent
http://www.expatparent.com/
Expat Parent aims to be an essential resource for expatriate parents. We have gathered together the best companies and services while providing you with a supportive and informational community online. Expat Parent aims to make your transition to parenting in a foreign country as seamless as possible with newsletters that highlight great new companies and event announcements.
 
Flying with Children
http://flyingwithchildren.blogspot.com
As a flight attendant for thirteen years with two carriers, I learned a lot about traveling with babies. Here is my list of the things to know before you get on the plan ...
 
Flying With Kids
http://www.flyingwithkids.com/
Website with lots of helpful hints and accessories for travel with children.
 
Foreign Service Youth Foundation
http://www.fsyf.org
The site includes publications, links, information about our local youth activities, and other resources for expatriate children and their families.
 
Global Baby
http://www.interchangeinstitute.org
Moving with a baby? Check out this new book by Dr. Anne Copeland of the Interchange Institute.
 
Global Education Explorer
http://www.globaleducationexplorer.com/globaledexpl.nsf/
Relocating families now have a cost-effective, web-based resource to best understand and compare educational systems across the globe. Developed by premiere global educational consulting firm, School Choice International, Global Education Explorer will enable you to quickly compare curriculum, assessments and customs between countries simply by inputting your home and destination countries, and child's birthdates.
 
Mama Source
http://www.mamasource.com
Connecting Moms In Your Community. Appears US-based.
 
Military.com
http://www.military.com/
Comprehensive website for military personnel, their wives and family covering areas such as finance, careers, travel, entertainment, shopping and relocation. Sections specific for military spouses, the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
 
Mothers & More
http://www.mothersandmore.org/
Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. We address mothers' needs as individuals and members of society, and promote the value of all the work mothers do.
 
Mouths of Mums
http://www.mouthsofmums.com.au/
Real mums. Real reviews. Comprehensive parenting site for mothers everywhere.
 
Multilingual Living Magazine
http://www.biculturalfamily.org
Fabulous magazine for anyone raising a bilingual/multilingual family.
 
Newcomers Club
http://www.newcomersclub.com/
The Newcomers & Moms Club Worldwide Directory was created to help you locate clubs and organizations designed to give people new to the area or new & young Moms the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who live in the area.
 
Ori and Ricki
http://www.ori-and-ricki.net
From Holland, a wonderful web site for young expats and their parents, including buying information about a marvellous book called When abroad do as the local children do. Oris Guide for young expats.
 
School Choice International
http://www.schoolchoiceinternational.com
An established international educational consulting firm specializing in finding the right schools for children wherever their parents relocate in the world.
 
Single Mothers
http://www.singlemothers.org
Official site of the National Organization of Single Mothers, Inc., dedicated to helping single moms by choice or chance face the daily challenges of life with wisdom, wit, dignity, confidence and courage since 1991 and home of the award-winning quarterly, Single Mother: A Support Group in Your Hands.
 
Story Resumes
http://www.storyresumes.com/
Gorgeous, eye-catching resumes that tell your story and get you noticed.
Founded by Andrea Martins (who co-founded ExpatWomen.com), Story Resumes are one-of-a-kind masterpieces help you get noticed quickly. They are perfect for mothers returning to the workforce after a parenting break (or expatriate assignment).
 
The Foundation for Mother and Child Health
http://www.motherandchildhealth.org
Our aim is to help alleviate malnutrition in young children living within the communities we serve, namely Indonesia and India. We also provide mother and baby support groups for expatriate women living in these countries.
 
The Suitcase Press
http://www.suitcasepress.net
The web site of therapist Carol Schubeck who wrote the book Lets Move Together to help prepare children ages 4-11 for a relocation.
 
Travel With Your Kids
http://www.travelwithyourkids.com/
TravelWithYourKids is written by parents, for parents. Just because you have a kid (or even a gaggle of them) that doesn't mean that you and your family are obligated to stay home. We have tips for you whether you are traveling near or far.
 
USA Girl Scouts Overseas
http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/overseas/
Serves American girls living overseas and girls attending American or international schools.
 
What To Expect
http://www.whattoexpect.com/
A comprehensive parenting site – inspired by the hugely successful book What To Expect When You’re Expecting.
 
 
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