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Romanticizing home and what to do about it. Setting yourself up for success.

Romanticizing home and what to do about it. Setting yourself up for success.

The Myth of Home

Home. That word is loaded with lots of emotional implications. We are taught from television and movies that home is the ultimate place to be. Home is supposed to be the place that family get-togethers happen. Home is where we relax watching our favorite TV shows. Home has our favorite grocery stores with all the things we need to make our favorite foods. Home holds our history and is embedded in our memory.

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Are you using traditions to keep your family strong while living abroad?

Are you using traditions to keep your family strong while living abroad?

When families are transferred to live outside their native country, or have a lifestyle that means moving countries every 3-5 years, it can be difficult to construct and/or maintain what it means to be part of that family. Let me explain....

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New School Blues? 5 Easy Steps to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School*

New School Blues?  5 Easy Steps to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School*

Changing schools can be stressful for children and parents. Depending on where we are in the world, schools can vary quite dramatically. Luckily, a few helpful hints can get you and your children ready to jump into a new school without singing the blues.

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Caught in the lying trap? How to stay true to yourself and keep your chin up

Caught in the lying trap? How to stay true to yourself and keep your chin up

Some families seem to live a dream life in which everything is happy, perfect, and beautiful. Their jobs are fulfilling and they keep getting promotions and raises. Their children are uber compassionate and the best athletes/musicians/artists with top grades and honors. Their vacations are picturesque with perfect weather.  They always look flawless in every photo with brilliant, white smiles. Money is never an issue as they always have the newest of everything.

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