Expat mama tribe?? - Page 7
We have no idea where we'll be, but we've agreed it will not be the USA.
I hear ya! I lived in Korea for 3 years. It's been about a year and half since we came home. I'm starting to miss a lot of things about Korea. But, I do remember being totally ready to leave when we did.
I miss so much about it, expect my crazy neighbor at my last house.
I'm an ex-pat soon-to-be mama! Due in January, I've been living in Paris for two years . . . still adjusting, though. The adventure's been good for me, and it feels more like home, bit by bit, but still every new process is such a project! And figuring out how to do this pregnancy baby thing here is a whole nother animal. Would love more advice and tips on adjusting to life abroad!
I won't be a mama until after I'm back in the U.S., but here in China I'd get some crazy looks if I went for a walk or took a shower for a month after giving birth.
expats here in china via india/nepal and turkey with our two-year old daughter. after a brief stint home next year, we're returning to india....or russia?...hum, what about vietnam....
curious about how many in the tribe would consider themselves 'permanent expats' - ie don't plan to take up extended residence in your home country again? we meet a fair amount of other Western families in Shanghai, but have had to say goodbye to most of our friends as they go back home after only a few months. we'd be really interested to meet up with (wherever in the world!) other families who plan on leaving native soil for the long-term....
I'd like to resurrect this thread. DH and I are beginning to seriously discuss moving overseas. I have the potential for an amazing job that could take us all over the world. DD is now 11 months old and we are planning to be pregnant again in maybe 4-6 months. I would love to chat with mamas who have done this. I am curious about what the primary working spouse does, as well as the primary caregiver. In our home, that's DH. What were your experiences like? How long did it take to adjust? Was it what you thought it would be? Worth it to raise children so far from family? We've just begun to discuss, but I have been fantasizing non-stop since I realized it was a legitimate possibility. TIA!