• Homeschooling Kids as coworkers – adjusting to remote work & homeschooling Today, if you scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feed, you’ll see dozens of learning resources being shared by parents around the world. You’ll also see twice as many memes playfully outlining a very real desperation. It hasn’t taken long for a feeling of dread among parents to settle in that, no, school isn’t starting…
  • Keeping sane during COVID-19 school closures COVID-19 school closures have become a reality for many around the world. For those in the midst of it at the moment, life is chaotic and unpredictable. It would be good to keep sane during your COVID-19 homeschooling adventure and make it out the other end without the entire family falling apart. It is a…
  • A third culture kid leaves the nest   One of the most exciting times of my life was also the most nerve-wracking. I am a third culture kid. I’m half English half Slovak and grew up in Dubai. I was used to friends leaving and moving away, and then eventually, my turn came and the moment arrived.  I moved from Dubai to…
  • Awesome foursome to just me! At the end of the last school year, my main friend group disbanded. One went to France, one back to The Netherlands, one back to Turkey, and I’m left here in Germany. Even though it’s been only a year, it feels much longer. Even though we’ll keep in touch, it won’t be the same. We…
  • Real life Roma Roma, the 2018 Academy Award winning Netflix film from writer and director Alfonso Cuarón, is both beautiful and moving. If you have had the privilege of having had live-in help, then be prepared to be emotionally wrung out by the end of this film. A number of the reviews I read said something along the…
  • Questions to ask when choosing an international school Moving to a new country and choosing the right school for your family can be a very confusing and stressful process especially if you have never been through it before. When looking at international schools, you can’t expect all American schools or all IB schools to be the same. Here are some questions to ask…
  • Starting a family in Spain Running my own company in Spain meant everything to me. I had all I wanted and more. Even the magnet on my office fridge read, “Ooooops, I forgot to have children!”. It was a full time business, looking after properties and holiday makers – 24/7 in the summer months and pretty involved the rest of…
  • Seasons? 525,600 minutes. The musical Rent asks the question ‘how do you measure a year in the life?’ Although Rent recommends love, most people use seasons. There are all sorts (depending on where you are from). . . baseball season, netball season, cricket season, football season, deer season, the Christmas season, crawfish season. With each of…