What a Driving Test Taught Me about Parenting

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One of the things you quickly learn when you move to a foreign country is that your identity does not move along with you. Credit history – none. ID cards – invalid. University degrees – Read More …

5 Things I’ve Learned About Birthdays

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Once you have children, it takes a ton of effort by others you to keep your birthday from becoming just another chance to worship at the high holy altar of “well damn, when did I Read More …

A Table for Four in the Sun

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When the sun shines down on the Oxfordshire countryside, one must simply rush out of the house to take advantage of it. For our family, these sunny days are usually celebrated by a picnic. We Read More …

There’s No Nice Way to Ask a Woman If She’s Pregnant

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When I was pregnant, I worried that people would think I was just fat. Now I worry that people will think I'm pregnant. — Lynn Morrison (@NomadMomDiary) July 3, 2014 The lovely dark-haired woman climbs Read More …

The Twelve Step Guide to Surviving Lice, Worms and Other Parasites

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Four little words that strike fear into the hearts of every mom: “Mommy, my _________ itches!” Congratulations, you are the newest contestant in the Parasite Rodeo. You and your partner have got at least 48 Read More …

What the heck is she saying?

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Everyone talks about the upsides of raising multilingual children. Just ask me. I’ll tell you how they’ll be smarter and prettier and just plain better than all of their peers. It will be research this Read More …

When a BA in Booty Calls Ain’t Enough

What do you do when you have no idea how to teach your kids about sex and technology?

Geneva, Switzerland. Summer 2003. In Da Club is at the top of the charts, it’s the hottest summer in Europe in 100 years and the only thing higher than the temps are the tempers of Read More …

Kitten or Kid? Marital Advice for the 21st Century.

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“I dreamed last night that I got us a kitten.” “A kitten?! You cannot get a kitten until we have our other kid.” That conversation pretty much sums up everything that is challenging my marriage Read More …

The Great Escape – #BlogU14

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Don’t remind my husband, but tomorrow at lunch time I am sneaking out of work, catching a bus to Heathrow and flying to Baltimore, Maryland for the weekend. I’ve taken a big chunk of my Read More …

The Dream Vacation

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(Bill and Valerie are back again, this time with a story about their dream vacation. You can find another story about them here.) “I’ve got great news, honey,” yelled Bill as he walked through the Read More …

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