Raising a Traveling Tribe

Meredith, an American mom from Gainesville, GA, wrote me a few weeks ago asking how long it takes to adjust to a new country.  She and her husband moved to Germany about six months ago with their two little girls, aged 4 and 8, and rather than finding things to be easier with time, things […]


Last night I participated in a live discussion with Huffington Post Live (You can see the recorded version here.) The panel was comprised of four different women, all parenting outside their home country.  It was really fun to hear about the way the Virginian’s girls prefer to carry their baby dolls on their backs Burkina […]


It seems impossible that we have been back in Copenhagen for almost three weeks, but we are still being asked quite regularly how it feels to be back home.  Our quick answer is always, “Great!  We love being back in our own home!” and the longer answer always includes, “But we miss our family already.” […]


We have always called ourselves the Traveling Tribe, but never before have I really considered us to be a Nomad Family.  I knew it was going to be a struggle to be away from home because, even though we love to travel, we are also homebodies, too.  In just a few weeks time we have […]


We had just thrown our luggage in our rental apartment and gone out in search of some dinner on our first night in New York City.  As parents we assumed that everyone would want to go straight to bed (or was that just wishful thinking after a long drive?) but instead our kids were ready […]

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