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post #101 of 129
I live in Japan
post #102 of 129
I am irish living in the US for the past 12 years. Married an american. I still refer to ireland as 'home' but would not like to live there, now. I do miss my family but am fortunate to have my sister in the US, too (in NY... we are in PA. moved here so we could afford to SAH).

In an ideal world we'd be still in NY but it wasn't practical.

Agree with the suggestion to join EVERYTHING. I was in every possible group when we moved here.

Don't really feel rooted in america. Feel rooted in my family, though. Would be content to move somewhere else with them. Also content to stay here.... Home is where the heart is, to me.
post #103 of 129

Looking for other expat moms

Hey there,

I'm looking for other expat moms out there, especially bloggers. Are you out there? I have a blog that I started (digamama.com) and I'd like to connect with other expat moms. Not sure if this is the right forum, but if you're out there, please let me know!

Thanks!
post #104 of 129
I'm a blogging ex-pat mama in training. We're getting ready to move the family to Japan this summer.
post #105 of 129
Anyone have any tris for moving the family abroad? I'm taking a position in Japan this summer and would love to hear any advice for getting a toddler across the ocean as painlessly as possible.
post #106 of 129
Hey there fellow expats,

I'm curious what we all do (as in, for a living) in our various countries- I find it really interesting. If you want to respond to this quick non-poll poll, tell us:

What do you or your DP do for a living in your country of residence?
Did your or DP's job bring you there or did something else cause you to move?

AFM- DH and I (both from Canada) started out as ESL/EFL teachers a long while back, upgraded our education and qualifications over time and now work as educational consultants/ curriculum developers here in the UAE.
post #107 of 129
I'm Armenian and I spend half of the time in Armenia and the other here in the US, so I think I belong here.
My dd's dad is American and that's one of the main reasons I stay here. He has his own company here in NY so he has the freedom to travel and be out of work and I have two small bookstores back home. I mean it's not much but I can manage them from here when I'm not there but I do have to go from time to time.
post #108 of 129
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What do you or your DP do for a living in your country of residence?
Did your or DP's job bring you there or did something else cause you to move?
My husband is a theater director and educator. We were unsatisfied with work/lifestyle where we were in the States and I was game to give it a go and after seeing he had a couple of positive guest directing experiences here (he is Peruvian and started his theater career here). We finally made the move when he had another guest directing gig and knew, through a colleague, that there would probably be a place for him at the University theater school he used to head up. It was a bit of a gamble, but we took the risk and it worked.

He came in as co-director of the program as a transition and a year later, took over as general director of the school, which is also a professional theater production company. He also directs professionally.

I am an actress, singer and dancer. The first few years I spent learning the language and then we had DS. When DS was old enough and I was "with it" enough (and proficient enough in Spanish), I performed in my first production here. Now I´m at home again with the little guy, but have another show scheduled for the beginning of next year and one the next, as well. I might start teaching in the theater school next year, also. so, little by little for me integrating into the theater community here, but I have also been very happy to have the time at home with our son - especially these first years.
post #109 of 129
My DH is an academic. We moved here for his job, and also because he is Australian.

I worked part-time for years teaching botany & biology at the uni, & am now halfway through retraining to be a nurse.
post #110 of 129
I'm a Canadian married to a Spaniard and we are both expats in France (we met in Morocco). We moved here for DH's work (he's starting up the French office for a renewable energy engineering firm from Spain). Our son was born here, but conceived in Sweden when we lived there last year while DH was working for the commercial office of the Spanish embassy. Right now I'm learning the ropes of being a mom. In Sweden I worked in tourism. When we lived in Spain I got lucky and got a job in my field. I was the Director of Marketing for a language school (hi expat-mama ).
post #111 of 129
Linchi, I see you are currently in Lyon. Nothing to do with ex-pats, but I have to say that this city has got to be one of my favourite places in the world! We were there two years ago, & the place really captured my heart.
post #112 of 129
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Linchi, I see you are currently in Lyon. Nothing to do with ex-pats, but I have to say that this city has got to be one of my favourite places in the world! We were there two years ago, & the place really captured my heart.
Well, being an expat means you get to live in some pretty neat places!
post #113 of 129
I'm an expat living in bella Napoli for the last 1.5 years. Often a challenge, but I love it here.
post #114 of 129
I'm NMY, but living in China with my husband. I hope to be pregnant on the plane home this December... We're not sure when yet, since it depends on his PhD program and job stuff, but we'll come back at some point in the future for a year or two.

We're in Shangri-la, Yunnan province.
post #115 of 129
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I'm a Canadian married to a Spaniard and we are both expats in France (we met in Morocco).
Hi Linchi, from an American married to a Frenchie and with an Argentine daughter conceived and born in Argentina. We're back in States for now but who knows where the future will take us
post #116 of 129
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Hi Linchi, from an American married to a Frenchie and with an Argentine daughter conceived and born in Argentina. We're back in States for now but who knows where the future will take us
Yay - another French/Spanish/English household! My LO is 3 months old so for now it's easy. How did you manage with your daughter?
post #117 of 129
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Originally Posted by sarahdavida View Post
My husband is a theater director and educator. We were unsatisfied with work/lifestyle where we were in the States and I was game to give it a go and after seeing he had a couple of positive guest directing experiences here (he is Peruvian and started his theater career here). We finally made the move when he had another guest directing gig and knew, through a colleague, that there would probably be a place for him at the University theater school he used to head up. It was a bit of a gamble, but we took the risk and it worked.

He came in as co-director of the program as a transition and a year later, took over as general director of the school, which is also a professional theater production company. He also directs professionally.

I am an actress, singer and dancer. The first few years I spent learning the language and then we had DS. When DS was old enough and I was "with it" enough (and proficient enough in Spanish), I performed in my first production here. Now I´m at home again with the little guy, but have another show scheduled for the beginning of next year and one the next, as well. I might start teaching in the theater school next year, also. so, little by little for me integrating into the theater community here, but I have also been very happy to have the time at home with our son - especially these first years.
And I am a former professional actor/singer/dancer who is now a theatre director. Or, to be more precice, a full-time unschooling super crunchy mom of 3 ages 5 and under, who moonlights as a casting director and directs/manages my own seed repitory theatre company. We should totally talk.
post #118 of 129
my DH and I bought a business here--a holistic health center. I teach yoga, and he is also a writer (screenwriter). He got his firt professional screen writing gig just this week.
post #119 of 129
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my DH and I bought a business here--a holistic health center. I teach yoga, and he is also a writer (screenwriter). He got his firt professional screen writing gig just this week.
w00t!
post #120 of 129
I am back in the US but spend 5 years straight, and 7 years total in the last 12 living in Korea and would love to go back.
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