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Feb
2015
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Family Going Global – Time decisions

As I gear up for my 9,682 mile flight to attend FIGT15, I decided to look back at pivotal moments that my own family “knew” being global nomads would be O.K.  What better way to share that than with memories of their past. Every family asks, “When is the best time to go abroad with kids?”...
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17
Feb
2015
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Kitchen Tables: FIGT15 vs My Grandma’s Table

  What did you learn at your Grandma’s Kitchen Table?  What lessons? What feelings come up when you remember what it was like sitting at your grandma’s kitchen table?     Grandma Wright’s Kitchen Table At my Grandma Wright’s kitchen table outside of Russell Springs, Kansas I learned about family and love. Grandma spread the...
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12
Feb
2015
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Ignites FIGT15 – Volunteers, Experts and Fun…what more could you ask for?

On March 7th – I will be glued to my seat listening to six experts in this global world. What can you say in 800 words! At an Ignite event, each speaker has a time limit of five minutes and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds. This forces speakers...
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19
Jan
2015
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I Met an Expat . . . (part 2)

Information from http://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2014/expat-types Have you ever had a long conversation with an Expat? Do you know why or what brought this expat abroad?  Did they share the reason they are an expat?       The Globetrotter Expat I have tons of friends that fall into this group of expats. Most are teachers but to be...
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4
Jan
2015
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I Met an Expat . . . (part 1)

Information from http://www.internations.org/expat-insider/2014/expat-types After reading this report, it made me think about all the expats I have run across during my trips around the world. It is interesting to see these segmented populations – do you relate? Have you had a dream job? Did you move country to get that dream job?     Traveling Spouse...
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21
Dec
2014
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Celebrating the Universal Spirit of Christmas: What I Learned From My Global Life

Celebrating Christmas abroad can be a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Here are my 12 favorite ways we have celebrated Christmas. 1. With my friends from Brazil – they shared the myth of the animals discussion about the birth of Christ. Then their children acted out a rooster crowing “Christ is born”, an Ox saying “Where” and the sheep...
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1
Dec
2014
3

“The Worlds Within” Released In Time To Bring Home For The Holidays

Our local reporter wrote an article about my son. I am unsure of when it will go live but wanted to share it. Author Grant Leif Simens Examines Life Between Cultures Incline Village, NV, NOV 21, 2014 – “My Grandma’s house is warm like a hug.” So begins ‘Visit to Grandma’s House’, a work he wrote...
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