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Monthly Archives: August 2014
The advice I ignored, and how I’m paying for it
Everything I read about making a major move with kiddos says that I should set up their rooms first. So they have a little place of their own, so the change seems like, well, less of a change. I haven’t … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged international move, moving with kids, new house, preschoolers, Puerto Rico 2 Comments
Parallelogram: Finding a House
\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa \Montreal\ What type of home did you hope for? My top priority was to find a house with a short commute for Kris, my husband, but otherwise I wanted three bedrooms, … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Canada, ex-pat, gated community, house-hunting, Le Plateau, Mayaguez, Montreal, NAFTA, patio, playroom, Puerto Rico, real estate, spiral staircase 4 Comments
A day of “Oh Dear God”s…
Yesterday was a day when I repeatedly started thoughts in my head with “oh dear God”. First: Oh dear God help us shlep our 2 kids, 2 strollers, 2 car seats, 4 carry-ons, 4 personal items, and 8 pieces of … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged airplanes, airport, international travel with kids, luggage, travel with kids 4 Comments
Manana a Mayaguez
Tomorrow we move to a country I’ve only been to for three days before. We move to a city I’ve only spent about 4 hours in. To a house I’ve only seen photos of. To a language I’ve studied for … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged family, Mayaguez, moving with kids 2 Comments
Mama wants to know: “Are we there yet?”
T minus 6 days. It’s only been a little over two months since we made a definite ‘yes’ about moving. Most of the big things have been sold, and now all that remains are details. Clean our house Shipping our … Continue reading
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How I organized for an international move
I should be a moving expert by now. I’ve moved 11 times in 17 years. Once was to London, but that international move was just me, an exchange student with three pieces of luggage. Moving a family with two kids … Continue reading
Go with the flow
I decided to pamper myself just a little bit even though I had absolutely no justifiable time for it. We move in two weeks after all. I hit our gym where there is one of those circular pools with a … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged prepping for an international move 2 Comments
A temporary hope
Ok, that Hallelujah song always feels extra emotional to me. But this morning as I ripped it off my Cd onto my iTunes I cranked it up, grabbed my son and slow danced hugging him in the kitchen. He held … Continue reading
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