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

It’s a work in progress so do let us know if we’ve missed anything. Just get in touch with Jack Scott 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.

Contact: Harmony
Email: ploymanee209@hotmail.com

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CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK
www.cmhnetwork.org
Covers a range of mental health challenges for kids, including TCK challenges.

Contact: Via the website
Facebook: CMHnetwork
Twitter: @CMHNetwork

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.

Contact: Lauren Owen
Email: laureneowen17@gmail.com
Twitter: @lowen17tw

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.

Contact: Rachel Cox
Email: admin@rachelfaithcox.com
Facebook: chronicillsofrach
Twitter: @RachelFCox

CLOSER TO THE KIDS
www.closertothekids.com
Designed exclusively for long-distance families with young kids. Provides practical and creative tips and advice that help make it easier and even fun to be part of a long-distance family.

Contact: Allison Weiss
Email: allison@closertothekids.com
Facebook: ClosertotheKids
Twitter: @closertothekids

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.

Contact: Marilyn Gardner
Email: marilyngardner5@gmail.com
Twitter: @marilyngard

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.

Contact: Ruth E. Van Reken
Facebook: ruthvanreken
Twitter: @RDvanreken

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.

Contact: Alice Wu
Via the blogsite

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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.

Contact: Katia Vlachos-Dengler via
Via the blogsite
Twitter: @vlachosk

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.

Contact: Annabel
Via the blogsite

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.

Contact: Janneke
Email: drieculturen@gmail.com
Twitter: @Drieculturen

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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.

Contact: Paula Vexlir
Email: contacto@expatpsi.com
Facebook: ExpatPsi

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.

Contact: Kathleen Gamble
Facebook: ExpatAlien
Twitter: @ExpatAlien

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.

Contact: Toni Summers-Hargis
Twitter: @ToniHargis

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.

Contact: Ute Limacher-Riebold
Facebook: Expatsincebirth
Twitter: @expatsincebirth

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.

Contact: Dr Lisa Pittman & Diana Smit
Facebook: Expat-Teens
Twitter: @expatteenstalk

EXPAT TRANSITIONS
www.expattransitions.com
Offers inspiring articles on expat-related issues as well as a variety of empowering workshops. Founded by Beth Hoban, a global human resources professional whose passion is to inspire people, ask thought-provoking questions and help others to maximize their success. Presently in Virginia, USA, she has lived in Germany, Korea, the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. She is the proud mother of three TCKs – all born in different countries.

Contact: Beth Schweitzer Hoban
E-mail: beth@expattransitions.com
Twitter: @expattransition

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FORENJI
http://forenji.com
A collection of thoughts, be they songs, stories, poems, lessons or anything else. Jonathan was born in Johannesburg, grew up in many different parts of Ethiopia and is currently in India.

Contact: Jonathan
Email: info@forenji.com
Twitter: @forenji

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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.

Contact: Nora Kirkham
Via the blogsite

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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.

Contact: Lysanne Sizoo
Email: write@sizoo.se
Facebook: HealthyNeurotics
Twitter: @LSizoo

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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.

Contact: Jenna Strahm
Via the blogsite
Twitter: @jenna_ps

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.

Contact: Julia Simens
Email: julia.simens@gmail.com
Facebook: EmotionalResilienceExpatChild
Twitter: @Jsimens

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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.

Contact: Myra Dumapias
Email: myra@thelastboardingcall.com

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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.

Contact: Lois Bushong
Email: ljbushong@gmail.com
Twitter: @loisbushong

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.

Contact: Melissa Dalton-Bradford
Via the blogsite
Twitter: @MDBGlobalMom

MISHELL + WORDPRESS
www.mishellhmm.wordpress.com
Mishell, an ATCK, writes about her memories, opinions, and day-to-day thoughts about culture, people, issues, and herself. She has a special interest in the written word, the social sciences, ethnography, and linguistics.

Contact: Mishell Elvira
Via the blog
Twitter: @mishellhmm

MISUNDERSTOOD
https://misunderstood-book.com/blog
Add your voice to the TCK conversation. Tanya would love to hear from you – your stories and your questions.

Contact: Tanya Crossman
Facebook: Misunderstood
Twitter: @TanyaTck

Find Tanya’s book, Misunderstood – The impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century, here.

MK PLANET
http://mkplanet.com/
Helping MKs connect. A hub of information for current and former MKs, their families, and MK care professionals.

Contact: Dana
Email: administrator@mkplanet.com
Facebook: mkPLANET
Twitter: @mkPLANET

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.

Contact: Rita Rosenback
Via the blogsite
Facebook: multilingual.parenting
Twitter: @RitaRosenback

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.

Contact: Evelyn
Via the blogsite
Twitter: @MyThirdCulture

Find Part 2 (N-Z) HERE.

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