I wrote Rituals of Separation as a love song to my childhood in the country of South Korea, and as an exploration of issues of belonging and cultural identity.
Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, discusses the culture gap between #TCKs and their parents. “Something I’ve heard a lot of expat parents say is that their whole family is ‘in it together’ or that they are ‘called’ together. The basic assumption is that all members of the family go abroad and live overseas together – […]
Kathleen Gamble, author of Expat Alien talks about her adventures on Thirdeyemom. ‘I am what you might call a “reverse” expat. I was born in Burma and lived almost my entire life outside my passport country until it was time to be sent off to college. My father worked in international agriculture and we lived […]
Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his new life. Quite by chance, his blog became one of the most popular on that side of the Aegean. This led directly to his best-selling memoir, Perking the Pansies and the sequel, Turkey Street. To add a little descriptive […]
Repatriating can be as difficult as moving to a foreign country in the first place. Adults feel the very real pangs of saying good-bye to their exotic adventure. Children face the loss of, well, everything they know. For everyone, there is the job of beginning again. But life has many chapters, and these tips can help you […]