Raising Global and Mobile Children – Challenges and Solutions for International Families

When visiting The Hague, I had the privilege of sitting under the teaching of Kristin Duncombe, one of my global mobility heroes. You'll see why when you read on.  Kristin is highly qualified to talk about raising global and mobile children. Her passport says she is American but her life story would beg to differ. … Continue reading Raising Global and Mobile Children – Challenges and Solutions for International Families

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Globally Mobile Children: One Tribe or Many? Part One

Have you noticed the number of social media posts questioning the terminology around children who live a life that takes them across and among cultures and worlds? Third Culture Kid (TCK), globally mobile kid, Cross-Cultural Kid (CCK), expat brat, missionary kid, military brat, global nomad are just a few of the terms floating around. As … Continue reading Globally Mobile Children: One Tribe or Many? Part One

Third Culture Families: Redefining the Traditional Concept of Home, Family and Friendship

Please allow me to introduce you to Marielle de Spa - a mover and shaker in the global mobility field and a kindred spirit who values the collective family experience. She carries an important message for families in global transition that I would like to share with you. Read on to be inspired and empowered. Originally … Continue reading Third Culture Families: Redefining the Traditional Concept of Home, Family and Friendship

Returning ‘Home’: Insight from an Expert

It's that time of year when many globally mobile families are either preparing to return 'home', contemplating returning 'home' or farewelling others who are returning 'home'. Re-Entry Expert, Dr Cate Brubaker, shares her wisdom and insight with us on how to make returning 'home' a positive, growth oriented experience that leads to a meaningful and … Continue reading Returning ‘Home’: Insight from an Expert

Quotable Quotes for a Fulfilled Global Life

How do you feel about words? Do you prefer the written word or the spoken word? Or both? Do you gravitate towards words of one language or multiple languages? I find words to be very powerful. They can build up or they can tear down. My brain prefers the written word, in English, yet I … Continue reading Quotable Quotes for a Fulfilled Global Life

Building our Nest: FIGT Reflections

Spring has sprung here in The Netherlands. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, the tulips and daffodils are blooming and the birds are singing their celebratory Spring chorus. This morning I was awoken by the busy sounds of a bird outside my bedroom window. Singing away, she was flitting back and forth, … Continue reading Building our Nest: FIGT Reflections

In Celebration of Globally Mobile Women

As the world celebrates Women everywhere, I’d like to celebrate the Women who are prepared to move anywhere. Today is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’ and, in my opinion, defines Globally Mobile Women across the world. Boldness and Change – two words that are synonymous with living abroad. Globally … Continue reading In Celebration of Globally Mobile Women

6 Steps Towards Being a Successful Stayer in an International School

Amid the constant departures and arrivals of an international school, let's consider one group of students that is often forgotten. The front door flew open, the school bag dropped to the floor, and fast, furious footsteps stormed up the stairs. The bedroom door slammed. Silence. We had been living in Singapore less than four months … Continue reading 6 Steps Towards Being a Successful Stayer in an International School

An Open Letter to Expatriate Dads…but Mums can read this too

To all you Expatriate Dads across the Globe, This Sunday is Fathers’ Day here in Australia. I know for many of you around the world, that day has been and gone for this year but any day is a good day to stop and reflect on the important role you Dads play in your family … Continue reading An Open Letter to Expatriate Dads…but Mums can read this too