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You’ve got to love teenage boys. When faced with a challenge, they take a long hard look at the problem, assess what needs to be done, and then choose the most complicated, messy and stressful way to achieve their goals. And then call in their mothers.
The problem of the moment was the latest [...]Continue Reading →
A conversation over coffee last week centered around how we all adapt to any new environment, and I offered up the Feisty One as an example of someone who had it figured out from birth. Watching her walk into every new school leaves me sitting in the school car park in tears, while she [...]Continue Reading →
On May 7, 2012 By Rachel
At Defining Moves we believe that the most crucial parts of successful global transition are a clear assessment of your situation and thoughtful planning. It seems self-evident, but in reality we are often working with inaccurate information, cross cultural confusion and an unrealistic expectations. With that in mind, here are our 3 essential strategies that [...]Continue Reading →
On April 30, 2012 By Rachel
Interfaith calendar dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar. Dates determined by the lunar calendar may vary by region. Jewish festivals usually begin at sunset on the previous day.
Fittingly, May 1st brings us Beltane, the Pagan [...]Continue Reading →
It’s raining today, and I have a list of jobs as long as my arm that need to be done – none of which I want to do. I am feeling trapped by obligation, paperwork and a sense of frustration, which is why today’s post from Cheryl Krocker McKeon, a fellow volunteer at [...]Continue Reading →
On April 23, 2012 By Rachel
My sister was recently invited to attend a local badminton club, and to cut a long story short, she wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms. Thankfully, she is made of pretty stern stuff and like a phoenix from the ashes, rose above adversity to bring us the 8 Noble Truths of playing [...]Continue Reading →
On April 21, 2012 By Ayesha
I really do love my coffee.
I like it hot and strong and (equally important) the clean up later should not be too complicated. These are my simple rules and this is what I have collected so far in my quest to make a good cup of coffee:
A Cafetiere/French Press (call it [...]Continue Reading →
I miss the day to day contact with friends who were part of our lives on previous assignments, which is why, when my son and a friend from LA were happily comparing iPod playlists in the car yesterday, I was listening in and enjoying fond memories of time spent with people we love [...]Continue Reading →
On March 1, 2012 By Rachel
I miss home. In relocation terms, they call it your ‘home location’, but since 2005, we haven’t lived there, so ‘home’ has become a bit of a moveable feast. But every so often, I feel a huge sense of sadness about the people and the place that I consider my own.
Wales is not [...]Continue Reading →
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