How My Global Story Made It To Oprah.Com

How My Global Story Made It To Oprah.Com

Call it serendipity or a twist of fate – but when I got the email, I was traveling. I was on a beautiful five-day tour exploring Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. And I was not supposed to be checking my email. That was one of the rules my husband and I had agreed upon...
Helpful or a Hindrance? Multilingual Parents Raising Multilingual Children

Helpful or a Hindrance? Multilingual Parents Raising Multilingual Children

I know what you’re thinking. How could being a multilingual parent, be a hindrance in your quest to raise multilingual children? How could it be anything but beneficial? After all, you are in a unique position to understand your children’s struggles and are in the...
No Job, New Country, Zero Friends – Why Do I Keep Signing Up For This?”

No Job, New Country, Zero Friends – Why Do I Keep Signing Up For This?”

Each time I move to a new country, I usually spend the first month (or two!) asking myself the same question:  “what the @#$#$#% am I doing here?” Friendless, jobless and clueless is usually a pretty succinct description of me at the beginning of each expat stint, no...
LA DOLCE VITA: My Experience of Marrying into an Italian Family

LA DOLCE VITA: My Experience of Marrying into an Italian Family

My Italian story starts with an Italian boy of course. Our first encounter was at a student orientation meeting in a university class, in the Southern English city of Brighton. When I asked him where he was from, he said to me with a grin “I’m Italian.” With a name...

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