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The fine art of making choices (hint: it’s usually not good versus evil)

We moved back overseas two weeks ago, and while life was definitely topsy-turvy those first seven days or so, last week resembled much more closely a normal life. So I was tempted to jump back in to blogging full-force, saving the huge lot of guest post submissions for some other time. But I relented, and (read more…)

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Weekend link love: back among the living (mostly)

Photo by Anita Martinz Whew. Well, we’re slowly emerging from the fog of jet lag, an enormous amount of unpacking and organizing, back at cross-cultural and language adaptation, and generally finding our family’s rhythm and routine. Life’s still not normal, but it’s getting there. I’m so thankful for all the great guest posters I’ve had (read more…)

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What kids need most – cool parents

Last month we explored putting yourself first for a healthy marriage. This time, we’re going to explore where you are in relation to your kids. The greatest thing you can do for your kids is learn to focus on yourself. Let me repeat – the greatest thing you can do for your kids is learn (read more…)

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Q& A Tuesday: How do you get motivated every day?

Today’s Q&A comes from Rachel of Small Notebook, one of my favorite blogs (and fellow bloggers).  She’s a mom of an adorable little girl – with another one on the way – and her words are succinct, meaty, and punched with meaning.  If you don’t already read her blog, you should. Rachel’s question is a (read more…)

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The benefits of raising kids cross-culturally

My kids are almost 4 and 9 months old. We’ve lived here for almost two years – this means that our oldest remembers very little about the U.S., and our baby has never even been there. There are definitely plusses and minuses to raising children cross-culturally – the current terminology for children in this lifestyle (read more…)

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