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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 …

The Last Stop for Around the World Resources! Read More »

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 …

Home: Living Everywhere & Nowhere Read More »

Giveaway

“What is Fall?” my daughter asked.  My jaw dropped with surprise.  I grew up in an area that had 4 distinct seasons, and one bonus rainy season!  It never dawned on me that my children wouldn’t know the joys of changing weather, colorful leaves, and hot cocoa or cider. Growing up in a tropical country, …

When Your Kids Can’t Experience Fall Read More »

Do you make copywork a part of your homeschool?  I have to admit, for a long time I treated copywork as handwriting practice, or even the hated busy work!  There is so much more to copywork, and now that I know more about it, I use it for my kids.  I use it in my daily (or semi-daily) …

Copywork NOT Busy Work Read More »

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 »

TCK

What is a TCK? Before we get to what a TCK believes, we have to know what a TCK is!  The term TCK stands for Third Culture Kid.  Ruth Van Reken from TCK World says, “A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside …

30 Things Third Culture Kids Believe Read More »

A Christmas Eve service seemed normal enough.  We’d attended this infant church, housed in a tent, for the nine months we had so far spent immersed in Korean language study.  Tomorrow would be our family’s first Christmas in our adopted country.  When the pastor told us about a 10:00pm service this evening, we readily agreed …

Christmas Memories in South Korea Read More »

convention

{This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} My TTD Convention Experience This summer was my first Teach Them Diligently Convention.  I was completely blown away!  There were so many different topics to choose from, and it made it super hard …

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