Lockers emptied. Check. End of Year School Camp survived. Check. Presentation Day endured. Check. Report cards received. Check. All this can mean just one thing – Summer Holidays have arrived! As those in the Northern hemisphere are preparing to bunker down for the Winter ahead, we in the Southern hemisphere have packed away the boots, scarves … Continue reading The Family Vacation
Repatriating or Relocating? Your Steps to Leaving Well so you can Enter Well
It’s that time of year again - the Moving Season. It is the time of year when globally mobile families around the world pack up their homes, their memories and their emotions and move to a new destination. For some it will mean returning to their “home” country whilst for others, their life will continue … Continue reading Repatriating or Relocating? Your Steps to Leaving Well so you can Enter Well
The Question on Every Globally Mobile Mum’s Mind
I have recently returned from Singapore - a country that takes 5th place, behind Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and Jordan, in the competition for the highest share of Expatriates in the total population. Whilst there, I talked to Globally Mobile Parents but I also did a lot of listening. The topic of conversation and concern … Continue reading The Question on Every Globally Mobile Mum’s Mind
What The Rugby World Cup Does to Third Culture Kids
Overnight, The New Zealand All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup. There, I've said it and, as an Australian, it is a bitter pill to swallow. The Australian Wallabies fought to the end, as Aussies often do, but perhaps more importantly restored their countrymen's faith in Australian Rugby. For Third Culture Kids (TCK) however, the Rugby … Continue reading What The Rugby World Cup Does to Third Culture Kids
Singapore Presentation: 29th October 2015
2 days until I speak to Expat Parents in Singapore about supporting their Third Culture Kids (TCK) through the the challenges of change that permeate the globally mobile life. We have put aside some tickets for entry at the door so it's not too late to block out your calendar and join me.
Are You Settled Yet?
It is now a little over six months since our family repatriated from South East Asia back to Australia. The question I am asked most often is: “Are you settled yet?” Just as Third Culture Kids (TCK) pause to evaluate their audience when asked the question: “where are you from?”, the “are you settled yet?” … Continue reading Are You Settled Yet?
The Legacy of a Globally Mobile Childhood
We are in the midst of the Winter School Holidays here in the Southern Hemisphere and our family has just returned from a visit to our nation’s capital – Canberra, Australia. At every turn, I was reminded of the legacy of a globally mobile childhood. For my husband and I, the visit provided a re-acquaintance … Continue reading The Legacy of a Globally Mobile Childhood