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Expanding Worldviews

Meet the Wamunyima Family! Banks & Claire live in Zambia with their little bundle of joy! Family Introductions “My name is Claire Wamunyima Taramarcaz I have double nationality: Swiss and British. I grew up in Switzerland and lived in the UK a couple of years in my 20s. I now live in Zambia since August …

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Meet the Buxtons! Marc and Jessica Buxton live with their 3 beautiful children in Manila, Philippines. {This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} Introduce Your Family to Us! We are a family of five. I have two boys and a …

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Meet the Sheets Family! Jason & Sarah Sheets are now serving and living in Arequipa, Peru with their family! Family Introductions Jason & Sarah Sheets were born and raised in Salem, Oregon USA.  They spent a year in Costa Rica where they attended language school for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week before moving …

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travel indonesia

Travel with me through Indonesia!  The sights and sounds are different and very unique.  Indonesia is a fascinating country to study because there are several different cultures within the one country.  This post will be a great starting place for your country study, but nothing replaces a good book.  You can find a great kids …

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traveling

Traveling With Tots Traveling with littles is not for the faint of heart!  When a surprise pregnancy at almost 40 started us traveling back and forth again, I didn’t quite know what I was getting into.  On our last trip overseas, a family a couple of rows over had a 3 year old that screamed …

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gift

Our family travels A LOT! We are always hopping on a plane on our next adventure, and this can sometimes involve living out of a suitcase for a little while. We all have that person in our lives who always seems to be traveling the world or always on the go. These gift ideas are …

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North Korea

Growing up together in a foreign country can forge friendships quickly and with a strength of steel.  My closest friend when I was growing up in South Korea was also named Joy!  We were inseparable and people called us Joy squared.  We haven’t lived close to each other for over 20 years, but we are …

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world resources

I LOVE having resources from Around the World at my fingertips, but most of the time I have to spend so much time searching!  I know your time is precious, so I’ve done the work for you! You will find all kinds of resources for learning about our world in separate categories.  Finding resources have …

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An awkward silence filled the air between us.  You wouldn’t think such a simple question would cause anxiety to fill me and a lump to rise in my throat.  Instead of answers, questions arise in my mind.  What do they really want to know?  Is there something specific I should say?  What part of my …

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I Hate the Great Halloween Debate! Do you get tired of hearing the debate year after year on whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween??  I know I did!  When my hubby and I started having children we had to make those important decisions for our family.  Will we celebrate Halloween?  Will we do Santa …

Christmas on Halloween?! Read More »