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    Call for Submissions: Life on the Move

    A Call for Submissions!!! No one has stories like expats have stories. Over the years I’ve found myself with cocktail in hand, listening to international friends recount moments of being in a high speed dash to the border of the… The post Call for Submissions: Life on the Move appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    The French Connection

    Ever have a place that feels like home even thought you aren’t from there? By now we all know that for me, that place is France. It was home for awhile, where my babies were born, and our home-base while… The post The French Connection appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Halloween Around the World

    My kids have spent Halloween in France, when Halloween didn’t exist there yet. By the end of our time in the land of wine and cheese, the holiday was slowly finding its way into the culture, but in a very… The post Halloween Around the World appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Reality: Pass the Water

    Imagine not doing a single piece of laundry for three years, or never having to put gas in your car because it magically gets washed and detailed daily without you even noticing. Picture coming back from vacation and your suitcase… The post Reality: Pass the Water appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Moving, again.

    In Congo we talked about buying a new house once we got settled in Canada. The house we bought before we were married was waiting for us in Calgary, and was a great little starter home, but the configuration of… The post Moving, again. appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, It’s Back to Work I go!

    If you’ve been following my stories for awhile, you likely may know that when we left Canada to move abroad, I was an Assistant Principal of an Elementary School in Calgary. I dabbled in the idea of teaching when we… The post Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho, It’s Back to Work I go! appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  7. Preface It was the first night in our mostly empty house in Canada. ‘Mr. Lisa’ was still in Congo and I had that weird feeling of heavy responsibility of being in a new house, with new sounds and smells, in… The post Reverse Culture Shock and Multiple Personalities appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    The Return to Canada

    It’s a random Wednesday night and I’m sitting with a glass of wine beside me, typing away on my laptop while my husband showers, getting ready for an impromptu date night. The house is silent. There isn’t a child’s voice… The post The Return to Canada appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  9. “Just so you know, I think you’re totally insane for wanting to do this.” That was my husband’s reaction as I lay out my plan for my journey back to Canada with our daughters.But let me back up a bit.… The post 13 Suitcases, 2 Kids, and a Trip to Paris: How I Managed, Logistically. appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Repatriating: Where I’m at.

    It was nearly sunset and we were all sitting around lounge chairs at a rustic, beach-front surfer bar late Friday afternoon. Our driver had dropped us off, then he’d leave the car for my husband who would join us for… The post Repatriating: Where I’m at. appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Peter Pan Syndrome

    I woke up with all the Friday feels and once again, looking forward to the weekend. You’d think the weekend would be anti-climactic when you live in Congo. Generally speaking, we’re isolated and there’s not much going on where we… The post Peter Pan Syndrome appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Hotel vs AirBnB

    I often get asked about travelling with kids and one thing that seems to come up regularly is questions about where we stay. I have a hard time giving a direct answer to that question because depending where you are… The post Hotel vs AirBnB appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  13. Can I get a drum roll please!!!!!!!! I started writing this book about a year and a half ago, in the passenger seat of our camping car, with a laptop on my knees, as we drove through the Skeleton Coast… The post African Safari: Book Release- The Kids Who Travel the World appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    An Interview on Repatriating with Nicole Webb

    When we found out it was ‘official’ that we were moving home, I wasn’t quite ready to share our news with the internet world, simply because I wasn’t sure myself how I felt just yet. I didn’t know what to… The post An Interview on Repatriating with Nicole Webb appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    We’re Moving…And it’s a BIG One!

    It was only two years ago that we bought our house in France so that we’d have a home-base to go to from Africa that was a bit closer to Congo than Canada was. I’ll never forget my Dad’s reaction,… The post We’re Moving…And it’s a BIG One! appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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