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Top 10 Ways To Be An A+ International House Guest
Benjamin Franklin said, “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” However, when you are traveling internationally to visit your friends and family, this rule does not apply. In my diverse network of expat friends, I have never Read more.
How To Travel Light As A Family
As a family, we have traveled all around Europe and the US on planes, trains, and automobiles but no matter where we are headed, we employ these core approaches to traveling lightly. As a mom of two kids, I Read more.
Creating Your Tribe on the Move
The Families in Global Transition (FIGT) 2017 conference is coming up and their theme is Building on the Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move. The FIGT conference is not really a conference as one might think of professional meetings. It Read more.
A Virtual Baby Shower On The Riviera
By Patricia Bowden I discovered I was pregnant on a beautiful day in the spring. I was elated to find that after a lifetime of traveling the world and finally settling down with a lovely Italian man, my final Read more.
7 Reasons Why Expat Moms Make Excellent Spies
Let’s look at the facts—expat moms have all of the qualities needed for top spies including adaptability to new cultures and languages, the ability to survive torturous conditions of all sorts, and the ability to blend into new environments with Read more.
I Still Need Him To Need Me
I bend down and kiss my five-year-old son good night. I motion to sweep his hair from his eyes when the back of his hand wipes my invisible kiss from his cheek and I catch my breath. This seemingly Read more.
What To Do When Visiting A New Mom In A Foreign Country
Culturally, a new mother living in a foreign country may find herself in unfamiliar territory during the postpartum period. Everyone loves a new baby and visiting the mother is a great way for family and friends to show support Read more.
Be The Dragon And Rekindle Your Creativity
Looking back, I feel ashamed. What type of monster am I that I felt so much enjoyment and excitement out of such violence? They were innocent poor peasant farmers who had done nothing wrong. But, at the time, I didn’t Read more.
The Ridiculous Lies We Tell Our Children
One of the negatives of not understanding 100% of the local language is that I often miss exchanges on the playground between the parents and their children. However, depending on the age of the children, my basic Swedish language skills Read more.
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.