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Living Abroad

January 20, 2021
6 Questions to Ask Before Becoming an Expat

Are you toying with the idea of moving to another country? Does the promise of travel, economic opportunities, adventure, or starting fresh excite you? Then, stick with me!

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January 12, 2021
Surviving Bavarian Lockdown 2.0

How we navigated life in Germany during 2020 and surviving Bavarian lockdown 2.0

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December 27, 2020
My First Week Without Social Media

Guys- I know I mentioned feeling incredibly lost without social media on day one...but unfortunately, it's not really gone anywhere. When you have a fixation with something and it's been actively removed, your entire world is shook top to bottom. I feel it would be very similar to being told you would never walk again […]

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December 22, 2020
My First Day Without Social Media- What Happened?

This is going down in history as one of the most interesting days of my life. Not the worst, not the best, but definitely one of the most interesting.  I can't even believe I'm writing this... In short, I felt lost. I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience. My nerves were shot. I […]

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November 25, 2020
Private or Public School? How to Choose When Moving Abroad?

You’ve finally decided to solidify the move and make the jump abroad. Congrats! Now to clear the lump in your throat and cross off the next hurdle (if you have kids) ...where to enroll them in school. Should you go the private route or localize them into a public school? There are private institutions in […]

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October 19, 2020
Feeling Depleted? Overwhelmed? Book the Ultimate Solo Trip for R&R

A solo trip? You mean, by yourself? Isn't that scary? What do you do? Don't you get bored? Hahahaha is all that comes to mind. My very first solo trip was booked when my youngest was 18 months old, and my eldest was just over three years. However, being fully responsible for two under two […]

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July 28, 2020
Q&As for Flying to the States During a Pandemic

Gasp! We flew back to the States. Say what?? In the middle of a global pandemic? Yes, you read right. I have received countless questions about our trip, so I thought I would do a quick Q&A run down for flying to the States during a pandemic. 1.) Aren’t you worried about being asymptomatic and […]

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June 2, 2020
Racism: It Starts at Home

Holy cow, you guys. Holy cow. As my friend said, "my feet may be in Germany, but my heart is in America." And holy cow is all I can manage at the moment. Maybe because that's common language around a household with small children, and maybe because I am simply at a loss for words. […]

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April 17, 2020
How a Global Pandemic Changed My Views on Living in Germany!

As any expat will express, our emotions yo-yo between happy to be here and can't wait to get out of here. But the recent global pandemic has drastically changed my views on living in Germany. Under normal circumstances, we would be moisturizing our freshly sun-kissed skin from Greece and prepping for our annual trip home […]

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April 12, 2020
Normalizing Technology in the Now

As expats, we are no stranger to the digital age. Normalizing technology into our everyday way of life is typical. FaceTime dates. Skype calls. Utilizing video chats through WhatsApp. It's the common way of communication for those of us who live abroad. I might call someone on the fly to ask a simple question, but […]

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