Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (N to Z)

Expat Bookshop presents the most comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites ever! (Part 2).

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next Stop, to create a comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites.

Have we missed anything?

Let Jack know at jack@summertimepublishing.com.

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NEXT STOP: MUSINGS OF A TCK

www.tcknextstop.wordpress.com

Dounia Bertuccelli is a TCK who grew up in Cyprus, USA, Mexico, Philippines, Australia and France. Her blog focuses on her experiences as an Adult Third Culture Kid and growing up as a TCK. Next Stop is an eclectic collection of non-fiction prose, poetry, book reviews and photography.

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PAINTING PICTURES: BLOG SERIES ON THIRD CULTURE KIDS

www.djiboutijones.com/painting-pictures-third-culture-kid-series

Find a list of compelling TCK-related articles compiled (and frequently written) by Rachel Pieh Jones, an expat, author, development worker and mother of three Third Culture Kids. US-born Rachel has lived in Somalia, Kenya, France and Djibouti.

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RAISING TCKS: ONE MOTHER’S JOURNEY…

http://raisingtcks.com/

Originally from the US, MaDonna Maurer and her husband (a German adult TCK) currently live in Asia. She describes her family as the “Fusion Family, for we seem to be fused together by culture, race, and disabilities”.

RNG INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS (BLOG)

http://rnginternational.com/our-blog/

RNG offers a wide range of educational consulting, from assisting international students with US college admissions to finding the right learning environment for those with learning disabilities. The RNG blog often covers TCK- and CCK-related topics.

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SEA CHANGE MENTORING

http://seachangementoring.com

Their vision is to “provide short-term guidance and professional mentors to third culture, global nomad and expat students in high school and university.”

SILVANA MONDO

http://silvanamondo.com

As a TCK Silvana travelled between Germany, Italy, Thailand and Yugoslavia and finally to America. Her website concentrates on travel between these countries, often relating personal stories but also style, politics and film/arts.

SLURPING SOUP

www.slurpingsoup.com/category/blog/

Blog from Maryam Afnan Ahmad, Cherie Emigh, Ulrike Gemmer, Bárbara Menezes, Kathryn Tonges or Lucinda Willshire, the six co-authors of Slurping Soup and Other Confusions, a collection of real-life stories and related activities for your TCKs.

Read more about the book, Slurping Soup and Other Confusions: True stories and activities to help third culture kids during transition (Summertime Publishing), here.

STUDY ABROAD BLOG, THE

http://thestudyabroadblog.com/

This comprehensive resource includes real-life study abroad stories as well as plenty of support on studying abroad, travelling as a student on a budget, learning a language, and more.

SUMMERTIME PUBLISHING

http://www.summertimepublishing.com/

Summertime Publishing specialises in publishing and republishing books by and for people living abroad with a particular emphasis on third culture kids and issues affecting the global family.

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TAYLOR JOY MURRAY

http://taylorjoymurray.com/

Author of Hidden in My Heart: A TCK’s Journey through Cultural Transition, Taylor Murray has a passion for writing and supporting third culture kids. A TCK herself, Taylor desires to give voice to the unheard life stories of those living abroad and the people who impact them. She lives in Hiroshima, Japan.

TCKID

http://tckid.com/

The TCKid Community is a free forum where you can connect and communicate with TCKids around the world. This active global community also has an educational TV/radio station for TCKs.

TCK DATING

http://tckdating.wordpress.com/

Third culture kids have a multicultural background and yet do not identify fully with a single one. TCK Dating tackles questions like: How do TCKs turn out as adults? How does this translate into dating and relationships? Do they want to date others like them who have an eclectic background and who may understand them better? Can they be happy dating people who have spent their whole life living in one city? How do cultures come into play in dating and longer term relationships?

TCK HACKER

www.tckhacker.wordpress.com

Adult TCK Adam Hacker shares his insights on growing up abroad, travelling and keeping in touch with your global network. His aim is to “promote knowledge of foreign cultures and be a catalyst of growth and change”.

TCK ON A MISSION – TAYO ROCKSON

http://tayorockson.com/blog/

Tayo Rockson is a TCK using his difference to make a difference – and encouraging others to do the same. Includes articles from other TCKs and regular podcasts with TCKs around the globe. Tayo is also the creator of Use Your Difference Media.

TCK TRAINING

http://www.tcktraining.com/

Practical advice for parenting overseas together with the personal reflections of a TCK and Adult TCK. A resource for both parents and those who work with TCKs.

THIRD CULTURE KID LIFE

www.thirdculturekidlife.com

A series of reflections on life as a TCK from content developer, SEO specialist, author, and TCK public speaker James R. Mitchener. Born in England, James has lived in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and France, spending multiple stints in Hong Kong and America.

THIRD CULTURE LITERATURE

http://thirdcultureliterature.blogspot.com/

This blog defines third culture literature; describes what is distinctive and interesting about it; and discusses third culture authors. Audience: TCKs, CCKs, people who like to read; also literary academics new to third culture studies.

THIRD CULTURE MAMA

www.thirdculturemama.com

Antjie writes about parenting and life as an adult TCK. Antjie was born in Switzerland, has lived most of her life in France, but has also lived in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, China and the United States.

THIRD CULTURE TEACHER

www.thirdcultureteacher.com

Musings on TCK and expat life from an adult TCK turned international teacher of Humanities. Includes posts aimed at teacher and parents too.

THIS.IS.KATHA

https://thisiskatha.com/

Captures Katharina’s general thoughts as well as reflections on the TCK experience and happenings in the TCK world. At the time of publishing, Katharina is a college student who spent a few years in Uganda and South Africa and is now based in Germany.

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VALÉRIE BESANCENEY: A TCK MOTHER TEACHER AUTHOR

www.valeriebesanceney.com

Valérie Besanceney is a quintessential Third Culture Kid (TCK). Originally Dutch, she grew up changing schools and countries four times by the time she had graduated high school. As an adult, she has lived and worked in 10 different countries before finally settling down in Switzerland with her American husband and two young TCK daughters. She hopes to reach out to educators of TCKs, parents of TCKs and TCKs themselves. Valérie is also the author of B at Home, a story about the experiences of a young girl and her teddy bear who have to move (once again).

Read more about the book, B at Home: Emma Moves Again (Summertime Publishing) here on Expat Bookshop.

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WHEN YOU’RE A THIRD CULTURE KID

http://whenyoureathirdculturekid.tumblr.com/

This is a humor blog which includes GIFs and captions. It’s light-hearted and has over 6,000 tumblr followers and over 1,000 Facebook likes.

Find Part 1 (A-M) HERE.

 

Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Expat Bookshop’s comprehensive list of the best TCK and CCK blogs and websites! (A to M)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next Stop, to create a comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites.

Have we missed anything?

Let Jack know at jack@summertimepublishing.com.

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ALIENS AT HOME

www.aliensathome.wordpress.com

Reflections, discoveries, and a search for deeper understanding from Harmony, a 20-something TCK with an American-raised mother and Greek, Egyptian-born father who was raised in Quebec, Canada. Harmony was born in Thailand before moving to America when she was 8 years old. She currently works in Thailand as a boarding assistant (i.e. a guardian/supervisor) for 15 missionary kids attending school away from home.

DR ANISHA ABRAHAM, MD

www.dranishaabraham.com

Anisha helps teens, parents, professionals and organizations navigate adolescence successfully.

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CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK

www.cmhnetwork.org

Covers a range of mental health challenges for kids, including TCK challenges.

CHAMELEON

www.tckcckahdanceproject.blogspot.com

Third culture kids, cross cultural awareness, and Chameleon project – a multi-disciplinary dance production.

CHASING AENEAS

https://chasingaeneas.wordpress.com

As a TCK, Lauren Owen grew up in Taiwan before relocating to the United States for college. Since then she has lived in Massachusetts, USA; Italy and North Carolina, and travelled briefly in Thailand and Haiti. A former teacher turned social justice advocate, she enjoys incorporating her TCK perspective into social justice issues through writing.

CHRONIC-ILLS OF RACH, THE

www.rachelfaithcox.com

Rachel chronicles her life with a progressive form of the rare disease Dysautonomia. Sharing her life experience always includes discussion of her nomadic childhood as a TCK. Sometimes opinion pieces, sometimes nostalgic memory pieces and a lot of talk about the issues Rachel faces currently.

COMMUNICATING ACROSS BOUNDARIES

http://communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com/

A space for thoughtful dialogue in a polarized world. With essays on third culture kids, cross-cultural communication, faith and more, the authors invite others to join the conversation.

CROSS CULTURAL KID

www.crossculturalkid.org

Blog of Ruth E. Van Reken, a second-generation adult TCK and mother of 3 ATCKs. Ruth speaks and writes on issues related to global family living. She is co-founder of Families in Global Transition.

Find Ruth’s memoir, Letters Never Sent, here on Expat Bookshop.
Find more info on Third Culture Kids, which Ruth co-authored with David C Pollock, here.

CULTURALINGUA

www.culturalingua.wordpress.com

Reflections on language, culture and communication, including global nomads and third culture kids, international students and families, international transition, and intercultural communication.

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DENIZEN MAGAZINE

http://denizenmag.com/third-culture-kid

An online magazine and community dedicated to the global nomad. Has personal essays, studies, and interviews with third culture kids.

DIARY OF A MOVE

www.diary-of-a-move.com

A story about crossing borders and cultures. Addressed to all those who have been foreigners at least at some point in their lives. Katia describes herself as “a Greek by birth and a perpetual foreigner by choice”. She has lived in eight cities and seven countries in the last 20 years.

DIPLOMAT’S DAUGHTER, A

www.adiplomatsdaughter.wordpress.com

Focuses on Third Culture Kids, boarding school, university life in Cornwall, and Annabel’s stories from around the world.

DRIE CULTUREN

http://drieculturen.blogspot.sg/

“All about kids growing up in other cultures. Third culture kids. Expat kids. Refugee kids. Immigrant kids.” Of Dutch parents, Janneke was born in Zambia, schooled in Malawi and Zimbabwe and today lives in the Netherlands.

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EXPAT ALIEN

www.expatalien.com

Adventures and reflections from an adult TCK and global nomad. Kathleen had lived on five continents by the time she was 18.

EXPAT MUM: OBSERVATIONS FROM THE U.S. OF A

http://expatmum.blogspot.co.uk/

The irreverent blog of Toni Summers-Hargis, a Brit who moved to the US and is a certified “observer of Pond issues”. Also the author of Rules, Britannia and The Stress-Free Guide To Studying In The States.

Find Toni’s book, The Stress-Free Guide To Studying In The States, here on Expat Bookshop.

EXPAT NEST

http://www.expatnest.com

Founded by expat and psychologist Vivian Chiona, Expat Nest offers professional online counselling to internationals, as well as regular and relevant support and inspiration through Vivian’s blog. Expat Nest’s articles are written by both experts and expats, and cover a range of topics unique to the expat life (e.g. relationships abroad; developing/maintaining friendships while abroad, health and fitness; depression, anxiety or burnout; building resilience; stress management).

EXPATPSI – EL CONSULTORIO DE PSICOLOGÍA ONLINE PARA EXPATRIADOS Y MIGRANTES (Spanish)

www.expatpsi.com/blogo

A tool for Spanish-speaking expats/migrants/ATCKs. For Paula Vexilit having enough information to either make informed decisions or know what to expect is to take a prevention-oriented approach. As a clinical psychologist and researcher, she has listened to many people suffering due to the lack of resources in Spanish. Topics include: the TCK experience, accompanying partners, managing the grieving process, expat parenting and other classical challenges of the expat lifestyle.

EXPAT SINCE BIRTH

http://expatsincebirth.com/

Reflections from an “expat-since-birth multilingual mum” living in the Netherlands with her Swiss-German husband, son and twin daughters. Ute writes about multilingualism, multiculturalism, TCKS and ATCKs, parenting and expat life in general.

EXPAT TEENS TALK

www.expatteenstalk.blogspot.com/

By the authors of Expat Teens Talk. See the archives for personal teen experiences and contributions.

Find their book, Expat Teens Talk, here on Expat Bookshop.

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FAMILIES IN GLOBAL TRANSITION

http://www.figt.org

The global leader in cross cultural education and training to support the entire expat family. FIGT offers information-packed conferences and year-round benefits through its Membership Program and expanding educational website.

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GATHERING MUSTARD SEEDS

http://norakirkham.wordpress.com/

The musings, dreams and prayers of a TCK raised in Japan, Australia, and Romania.

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HEALTHY NEUROTICS

www.healthyneurotics.com

Written by an adult TCK, a broad look at what it is to be human, from an international perspective. Poetry, articles and songs.

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INTENTIONAL EXPAT

Intentional Expat is a blog presenting topics related to mental health and well-being among expats, ATCKs and other globally mobile individuals and couples. Articles are written by Dr. Melissa Parks, a psychologist working with this population, who is an expat herself.

http://www.intentionalexpat.com/

INTERACTION INTERNATIONAL

http://www.interactionintl.org

one of the best resources online with information on seminars, books, articles. Also home to the Among Worlds magazine. “Today’s voice for third culture kids and internationally mobile families.” 

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF MISSIONARY KIDS

http://ismk.org/

Organisation dedicated to equipping MKs educationally, emotionally, and spiritually through the challenges they face.

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JENNA STRAHM

www.jennastrahm.wordpress.com

Jenna currently lives in a small town in Indiana, but grew up in four different countries: Canada, Indonesia, Brazil, and the USA. She writes about her growing identity as an ATCK, life as a young adult, career development, faith and spirituality, and general thoughts about life.

JSIMENS – HELPING FAMILIES WORLDWIDE

http://jsimens.com/

This blog has a large following of international educators and global families. Julia writes about things that benefit the global family and about her own two TCKs life as they both have lived abroad since birth.
As an educator, speaker, author and consultant, Julia has a gold-medal global perspective on children and parenting. She and her family have navigated nine international relocations, which has provided her the opportunity to work with over 8,000 families on five continents.

Find Julia’s book, Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child, here on Expat Bookshop.

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KID WORLD CITIZEN

https://kidworldcitizen.org

Activities that help young minds go global. This site is a fun and educational site with constant updates of activities, articles, and general resources.

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LAST BOARDING CALL, THE

http://thelastboardingcall.com

A blog about caregiving, aging, death and disability for adult TCKs and global nomads and the globally mobile family. Penned by a second-generation TCK, writer and educator.

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MANGO TREE REFLECTIONS

www.mangotreereflections.com

The audience of Lois’s blog is Adult TCKs and expatriates, and the therapists who work with them. The purpose is to gain insight into the world of ATCKs and expatriates.

Find Lois’s book, Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere, here on Expat Bookshop.

MELISSA WRITES OF PASSAGE

http://melissadaltonbradford.wordpress.com/

The website and blog of Melissa Dalton-Bradford, author of Global Mom: A Memoir. Features articles on anything from relocating to global parenting to TCKs.

MODERN LOVE LONG DISTANCE

https://www.modernlovelongdistance.com

Lisa McKay is an ATCK and has lived overseas her entire life. She gives great tips and advice for keeping relationships alive across the miles.

MU KAPPA

http://mukappa.org/

A fraternal association for MKs.

MULTILINGUAL PARENTING

www.multilingualparenting.com

Rita Rosenback offers support and advice for families with more than one language. Rita is the mother of two multilingual daughters and has extensive experience in working with bilinguals.

MY THIRD CULTURE

www.mythirdculturekid.wordpress.com

For TCKs and those willing to learn more about TCKs. Includes world recipes, articles, photographs and more, as well as contributions by TCKs.

Find Part 2 (N-Z) HERE.