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  1. “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
  5. 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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    That Time I Got Malaria in Africa

    Palu. That’s what they call it here. In French, malaria is referred to as le paludisme, or palu for short. Where I originally come from, it’s not a word that’s even in your vocabulary unless you’re on your way to… The post That Time I Got Malaria in Africa appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Namibia: Things to Know Before You Go

    A few years ago my husband suggested we go to Namibia on holiday. Having Africa nowhere on my radar at the time, my first question was, “Is it safe?” I really knew nothing about Namibia at all. We started to… The post Namibia: Things to Know Before You Go appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    South Africa: The Must-See Highlights

    Our recent trip to Cape Town was a once in a life time adventure. Access to flights made it a bit tricky for us to get there, but we knew it was somewhere we needed to visit while living in… The post South Africa: The Must-See Highlights appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Third Culture Kid. What’s That?

    You may have heard me talk about third culture kids, or maybe you’ve wondered why I sometimes add #tck to my Instagram posts. Before I was in the expat circle, and became a parent abroad, I’d never even heard the… The post Third Culture Kid. What’s That? appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
  12. Last summer my husband and I were talking about what our ‘game plan’ was going to be. We talked about where we wanted to end up in five years, and what we want for the kids in our future. Deep,… The post Why I Will NOT Take a Year-Long Family Trip Around the World appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    How to Lay Over in Ethiopia Like a Boss

    If someone would have told my younger-self that I’d one day bring my family to Ethiopia, I’d have said they were wrong. I knew nothing of the country, aside from what I’d see on North American TV, which didn’t always… The post How to Lay Over in Ethiopia Like a Boss appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Love yourself.

    Preface I’ve come to learn that people can take on different personalities when they are operating in another language. This is true for many bilingual people I’ve met, and very true for myself. I’ve spent the last eight years either… The post Love yourself. appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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    Why I (Still) Blog

    It’s kind of hard to believe I’ve been hacking away at these keys for almost three years now! When I starting blogging I had very few expectations of where my blog would end up or what it would mean to… The post Why I (Still) Blog appeared first on Canadian Expat Mom. View the full article
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