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How To Deal With The Loss Of Loved Ones Abroad
This article about loss is the third in the Global Women Discuss Love, Loss, and Family Abroad series between the women of the Expat Coffee Club and Knocked Up Abroad Again. Be sure to read the first and second articles between these two groups Read more.
The Missing Chapter
It was always my intention to include my voice in the anthologies I publish. However, my voice is missing from Knocked Up Abroad Again. Tapping into raw emotion wasn’t a possibility this time around as I was under an incredible Read more.
Balancing Careers And Family Life As An Expat
This post is the second in the Global Women Discuss Love, Loss, and Family Abroad series between the women of the Expat Coffee Club and Knocked Up Abroad Again. Click here to read the first set of questions and answers between Read more.
I Know Who I Am As A Parent Regardless Of Politics
For the past few days, I’ve been discussing, reading, processing all that has happened and what it might mean and I have left every conversation muttering, “I don’t know…” And that’s just it. I don’t know a lot of things. Read more.
Getting Everyone On Board When Uprooting Your Family
This is the first in a series of Global Women Discuss Love, Loss, and Family Abroad articles between the two groups of women where they share their questions, fears, and possible anxieties about some of the challenges of creating a Read more.
Parenting Abroad: Freedom To Discard Unwanted Holidays
Most days, I feel all alone. Geographically isolated from all that is familiar and linguistically isolated from what I know. The foreign language around me is easily tuned out and processed as white noise. It’s soothing and I am alone Read more.
How 9 Expat Moms Celebrate (or Avoid) Halloween Abroad
BY JENNIFER MALIA Though widely known as an American tradition, Halloween has been adopted by other countries around the world. In many countries, trick-or-treating, costume parties, and spooky decorations have become popular ways of celebrating Halloween. I talked to expat Read more.
Games Around The World—What’s Inside?
GlobeTrottin’ Kids has created a fun resource for families and teachers to introduce kids (first through third graders) to different cultures through games and play. For these age groups, play is the most effective instructional tool and I tested out some Read more.
The Secrets To Crowdfunding Success
Before I launched Knocked Up Abroad Again’s Kickstarter campaign, I conducted research on crowdfunding secrets, strategies, tools, and resources for about three months. For one month, I built the virtual rewards, drafted blogs, and did preliminary outreach to bloggers and Read more.
What To Do When You Speak Like A Five-Year-Old
The long conference table is full of elderly retired Swedish women chattering about at a rapid clip—about what, I’m not sure because my brain switched off thirty minutes ago. My ears are technically hearing words, but the translating machine inside Read more.
The Bag That Will Revolutionize Parenting
One of the best parts of entering into the crowdfunding community is that other creatives and inventors discover and connect with one another. I had the pleasure of running across Pricilla’s amazing invention that is perfect for parents who are Read more.
To The Mom With The Bad Birth Experience
BY THE KNOCKED UP ABROAD AGAIN CONTRIBUTORS To the mom with the bad birth experience, It doesn’t matter what happened. Whether you had an underlying condition or were treated badly by your doctor or midwife. Whether the baby wasn’t doing Read more.
Autumn Crafts And Foods For Multicultural Kids
I have the honor of hosting the Multicultural Kids Carnival this month and the theme is Autumn Crafts and Foods. I am admittedly not skilled in arts and crafts but fortunately, the bloggers of Multicultural Kid Blogs are here to Read more.
What Scuba Diving Taught Me About Marriage
During my third year in college, I signed up for a marine biology course that required a two-week excursion to Honduras for practical application of everything we had learned in the classroom. The scuba training involved sessions in the shallow Read more.
Struggling To Breastfeed in Bangkok: Why Expat Moms Need Support
BY LAURA KENT-DAVIDSON I can still remember the feeling I had walking off the plane in Bangkok with my eight-month-old in arms. Thailand was going to be our home for the next two years, and I was both terrified and overwhelmed Read more.
Mother Tongue: An Ambitious Memoir About Multilingualism
I pre-ordered this book because Christine Gilbert was offering some awesome rewards for her fans before the book hit the shelves. Despite living in Sweden, it arrived only 20 days after its release and I devoured it while absorbing the Read more.
Contributor Chats With Melissa Uchiyama
  Contributor Melissa Uchiyama (and her three-month-old daughter, Lana) took time out of their busy day to have a casual chat about life in Japan and the things that she wants to accomplish in the near future. In this podcast Read more.
Why do I do what I do? (Publish anthologies)
I’ve been asked numerous times, “Why do you do what you do?” and the question they are really asking is, “Why do you publish anthologies for free?” This video has the deeper answer to my usual three-second answer, “Personal and Read more.

 

 

 

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Lisa Ferland, MPH, has given birth in the US and in Sweden and experienced two ends of the spectrum in pain-free birth—one with drugs and one without. Is it possible to experience a pain-free drug-free childbirth? You’ll have to read her chapter in Knocked Up Abroad to find out.

Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal Expat, ParentCo, Kinstantly, Motherly, Mamalode, Good Men Project, The Local Sweden, MotherUs, and Slow Travel Stockholm, and she has been interviewed on numerous podcasts.

She loves connecting with mothers around the world and discovering the fascinating ways women give birth and parent around the globe. Knocked Up Abroad and Knocked Up Abroad Again are her book babies because she’s done having baby babies.

Get in touch with Lisa if you want to collaborate.

If you want more information on self-publishing, editing, crowdfunding, or other services, check out Lisa’s professional website lisaferland.com. All of her books are available on Amazon.

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  • I am honored to be part of such a talented group of writers and mothers with BIG vision. Lisa Ferland is one inspiring editor, ready to give the world another marvelous read. Sometimes one of the bravest things we can do as women is to lay down roots and plant seeds in a garden so very far from home. All of these 26 authors in 25 countries have much to share in stories that are superbly written. Support this and enjoy!

  • Jennifer Malia

    After reading the first book in the series, Knocked Up Abroad, I knew I wanted to write my story about traveling with my six-month-old daughter in Petra. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute as a writer to Knocked Up Abroad Again. I couldn’t ask for a better editor than Lisa Ferland or more supportive group of writers than the Knocked Up Abroad Again family. By sharing our stories, we hope to inspire others to follow in our footsteps.

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