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    Take Me Anywhere

    French school. They’ve really got things figured out over there! Aside from NEVER having to pack your kid a lunch; my favourite thing had to be the configuration of the school calendar. Every six weeks they have two weeks off.… The post Take Me Anywhere appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Lisa’s Tin of Sin

    Back when we lived in France there was a lot of people that I wanted to let know I appreciated them at Christmas time. My friends there were like family and of course they needed to be acknowledged but I… The post Lisa’s Tin of Sin appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    The Gift of Experience, It’s Like a Vacation

    Until this past summer, our family’s home base has always been France. Spending all those years travelling in Europe has left its mark on our kids. Their favourite food of all time is gnocchi. It’s not French, but it was… The post The Gift of Experience, It’s Like a Vacation appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    (Embarrassing) Gender Roles

    I consider myself a feminist if I were to put a label on things. But it’s seems a bit ridiculous that there even has to be a word for it. Of course women are equal. Obviously we can do whatever… The post (Embarrassing) Gender Roles appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Book 6- Why it’s Important

    The Kids Who Travel the World: Indonesia is out for the world to read today! I’ve got my hands on a copy, and you can get yours on Amazon! This book is extra special to me for a few reasons.… The post Book 6- Why it’s Important appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    The Pen-Name…A New Book by WHO???

    Why would someone ever write under a pen name? It’s a bit weird, no? Well, upon further reflection, if a person did it in a lassez faire kinda way, with a humorous inside connection to the pen name, there could… The post The Pen-Name…A New Book by WHO??? appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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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
  13. 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
  15. “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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