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Expat living, Featured October 10, 2016

Fruit Picking at Hofladen Farms in Potsdam

To celebrate the start of the fall season we decided to go fruit picking in Potsdam! It was really meant to be a pumpkin picking trip, but it turned out that they didn’t have a pumpkin patch. Oh well, it was still a great little family getaway before the weather turned dreary. The you-pick-it farm we went to was called “Hofladen” and it was super fun!

Crohn's Disease, Expat living, Featured, Moving, Uncategorized August 8, 2016

My Military Kid Story: Part 2

I actually had my biggest TCK moment when I was filling out my graduation paperwork for college. While sitting down with the admissions office counselor, answering questions about what information they would put in the graduation pamphlet next to my name the counselor asked me where I was from. I sat there completely wide-eyed and I’m certain this was the first time she had ever heard a graduating senior answer this question in the way I did: “Um…can I call my mom and ask?” (Make sure to read Part 1 first if you haven’t!)

Expat living, Expat parenthood, Featured, Moving, Uncategorized July 11, 2016

My Military Kid Story: Part 1

So I’ve hinted at my life as a military kid, but I’ve never really told the story of my upbringing as a military kid and a self-proclaimed “third culture kid” (TCK). I say self-proclaimed because I feel that the term TCK is mostly used in reference to kids who grow up overseas away from their parent’s home country. However, I feel that my story aligns very well with the overarching meaning of the term. That I grew up in multiple places and away from my parent’s home “culture.”

Featured, Holidays May 30, 2016

Memorial Day: so much more than barbecues

It’s Memorial Day once again! The unofficial start to summer for America. The weekend that will bring out of 38 million travelers across the US driving or flying to destinations with family and friends. We have done our share of traveling this weekend too, making our way by car to Williamsburg, VA. But this weekend is about so much more than barbecues.