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This book has become our bible. Raising children outside their passport country was obviously going to be hard. But there are so many issues we’d never considered. Our children will never have one place that is home. They went from Boston to New Jersey to England and after this, who knows? It’s not just hard in the moment. It’s also shaping who they will become. Two of my babes are adapters. One is a screamer. All are confused. It’s a gift, yes. It’s also a curse. They may grow into adult TCKs who have no sense of home. Not quite fitting into their home country and not quite fitting into their host country either. Being untethered can be beautiful. It can make a person a citizen of the world. But it can also be harder to find your grounding. Barack Obama and Audrey Hepburn were TCKs. Mine are in good company. If you are raising children outside your home country (or honestly, even if you move across cultures in the US), this book is worth a look. . . . #thirdculturekids #book #readersofinstagram #mustreadbook #familytravel #worldtraveling #expatlife #expats #lifeinengland #thirdculture #ilovereading #authorsofinstagram #bookstagram

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Whether it’s navigating Northern Iceland with paper maps and a baby on his lap, camping across the Ring Road with a baby or hiking in Cornwall, my kids got the best dad. He’s always up for an adventure. But he’s also all about our home. Happy Father’s Day to a man whose children (and wife) think he’s magic. Who does everything well. Who makes us laugh until we pee. Who plays death metal on full volume until our kids know the words. Who plays Polly Pockets on weekend mornings and colours unicorns in pretty shades of rainbow. He never phones in this parenthood thing. Everything he does he does for them. And they love him like a god. We are all the luckiest Rob Worsham. . . . . #fathersday #exploringtheglobe #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #travel #roamtheplanet #familytravel #traveler #travelawesome #expatlife #expat #globalcitizens #travelers #theluckyfew💙💛 #grateful #marriagegoals

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Sometimes being an expat is really hard. It’s such a unique experience and there aren’t a lot of people who can relate. To feel so grateful and lucky but also to miss stability. To feel so untethered and free but also so listless and uprooted. To long for the comfort of a dog and the safety of homeownership while also feeling free of the burden of both. I’d say being an expat for me has been learning to live with diametrically opposed feelings existing within me at the same time, all the time. Sometimes it’s hard to believe we only have two years left and sometimes it’s hard to imagine we don’t get to go home yet. I miss home but I also know I’ll miss this when it’s gone. If anyone has any tips on dealing with living this weird middle ground, I’d love to hear them. . . . . . #expatlife #globalcitizens #travelers #rootlessness #yogaddict #yogisofinstagram #exploringtheglobe #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #travel #roamtheplanet #familytravel #traveler #travelawesome #expat

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I’ve been practicing at home more recently. It’s crazy. I’m a teacher but I never felt like I’d really practiced unless someone else taught it. But here’s why I prefer home practice lately: 1. I can wear outfits like this and not worry if my belly shows or my pantyline looks bad or if leggings are pants. See this mismatched nonsense for evidence. 2. I can cry on my mat. Sob if I want. And it’s cool. 3. I can decide halfway through I’d prefer yin to ashtanga and no one can stop me! 4. Any self consciousness I feel when I share my class with others is gone. I can move however I want, use props however I want, sing along to tunes, or skip the tunes in favour of loud ujayyi. It’s all up to me. I’m sure I’ll practice in studio again, but home practice is doing a lot for me these days. Where do you practice? . . . #yoga #asana #healthyliving #namaste #trueself #yogachallenge #yogaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamnday #yogafam #yogalife #yogapractice #yogisofinstagram #yogalove #yogateacher #homepractice

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Who says strong women can’t also enjoy pretty things? Not us! Muscles and princesses 4-Eva ❤️❤️❤️❤️ . . . #strongmama #moms #fitness #fitmoms #yogamom #running #familieswhotravel #expatlife #runnermom #yogi #yoga

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There were 100 reasons for us not to get engaged. I’d been engaged before. We were in our early 20’s. We came from vastly different ideological backgrounds. We were both in graduate school. We fought almost constantly. Big fights. I once threw my purse at him outside a strip club at 3 am. So. Yeah. Our friends thought we were insane. But somehow we knew. We knew even though we were too young and too hot headed with too much ex drama and not enough money. And now its been 16 years. Our life looks nothing like we expected. It’s so much better. When they say don’t get married young, I think they forget that when it works, it’s a rare kind of magic. Growing up with Rob, having all our “firsts” together, watching each other through four decades now. It’s the reasons love songs are written. There is no one I’d rather break the rules with. And After 16 years, I think we’ve proven the naysayers wrong. And maybe ourselves, too. Shared love of travel, our children, each other. 2 countries. 3 children. Four states. Five houses. 12 family Halloween costumes worn. 30 countries visited. 30+ birthday cakes baked. 1,000 horror movies watched. 5,840 days and nights spent together. No more knock down drag outs in the early morning that embarrass our friends. But passionate all the same. Young love can be the real deal (and then some). Happy 16 years baby. I love you more than I ever thought possible. . . . . #anniversary #marriage #love #family #lucky #grateful #younglove #yoga #travel #theluckiest

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It is the 75th anniversary of D Day, the day allied forces stormed the beaches in Normandy, France. This December we will be there. In this photo, my grandfather (who was in one of first boats to land in Omaha Beach) is walking with his unit after landing. I’m so proud of him. But I also think so much about my Great Uncle Joe who was only 19 in WWII. He died in September of 1944. Just a few months later. His loss shaped my maternal grandmother and thus, my family, for generations. What we now know about grief that we didn’t know then could fill the ocean between the US and France. All these brave men. Willing to put it all on the line. We don’t forget them. And today we honor them. . . . . #braveamericans #dday #weremember

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Today I celebrated #globalrunningday by running 6 miles and signing up for my first half marathon in 7 years. @windsorhalfmarathon here I come. I’ve run consistently since I was 15. Sometimes every day. Sometimes every other day. But always a runner. I’ve run sub 3:50 marathons and sub 1:35 halves. I’ve run sub 20:00 5ks and I’ve been a lot slower and more disappointing too. Every member of my family has lived with my obsession and become runners in their own way, too. I’ve burned out and rekindled the running flame 100 times. And I hope to run my whole life. I can’t imagine who I’d be without a laced up pair of Saucony’s and some tunes. Running has been with me through it all. My children being born and growing. Many moves out of state and out of country. Through break ups and makes ups and engagement and marriage. Running. Running. Running. My fervent prayer is that my children find equal joy and peace in this sport that has been my church. My sanctuary. My saviour. . . . . #running #runner #amrunning #runner #run #marathon #halfmarathon #runnergirl #runningyogi #yogamom #runnermom

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Yesterday in one of my expat groups, there was a discussion about the words we use to describe ourselves. Expat? Or Immigrant? There is not question that “immigrant” is fraught and often racist. Why are POC “immigrants” and rich white people “expats”? And yet... the actual definition (not the connotation) is simple. A person who plans to stay for a finite time is an expat. A person who plans to stay is an immigrant. And so we are expats. Our contract is finite. Some day we plan to return to the US. What do you think? If you live abroad what do you call yourself? . . . #expatlife #expat #immigrant #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #travel #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #lonelyplanet #familytravel #traveler #travelawesome #visitengland #tourist #edinburgh #beautifulscotland

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Last night we slipped out for a last minute date night in Bray. The meal was a fabulous take on traditional British cuisine. It was only later I realised this Michelin starred gastro pub is also where Prince Phillip had his stag party and is now owned by world renowned food magician Heston Blumenthal. And here we were just happy to get a last minute reservation and to have a daughter finally old enough to babysit. It’s less than two miles from our house. And we will surely be back soon. Yum! . . . #delicious #eater #eatfamous #eattheworld #instayum #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #marriage #momlife #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #travel #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #lonelyplanet

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I only read 7 books in May. Between visitors and two trips, finding the time to read was hard. But somehow I managed to get through two WWII books. Both heavy and painful. My reading for June should be a lot lighter. I loved @riley.sager Lock Every Door. It was the only book I couldn’t put down. I read it in one feverish sitting. What did you read in May? . . . #bookstagram #book #readersofinstagram #bookclub #ilovereading #booksarelove #booklover #bibliophile #reading #amreading #readinmay

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Whitby is famous for Whitby Jet, a black “stone” made of petrified prehistoric wood. It’s lightweight and shiny and was famously worn by Queen Victoria as mourning jewellery for Albert. It’s a grounding stone and can ward off bad vibes. So of course I needed some. I got this ring in Whitby. I think I’m in ❤️. . . . #crystaladdict #crystalcollection #crystalcollector #crystalenergy #crystalmagic #rocksandminerals #mineralogy #mineralcollector #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #roamtheplanet #travel #passionpassport #lonelyplanet #familytravel #travelwithkids

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The kids are in their final push to summer. Our next big trip is to the US. It will be close to five months until we are on another big trip as a family. Hopefully Jordan is worth the wait. Until then, a lot has to happen. Bring it! . . . . #familywhotravelstogether #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #travel #passionpassport #roamtheplanet #lonelyplanet #travelwithkids #familytravel #traveler #travelawesome #expatlife #visitengland #whitby #tourist

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Whitby is the kind of town I’d never have seen if we didn’t move here. It’s quirky and fun and full of scary history. Like the fact that Bram Stoker set Dracula here. A cemetery and abbey on top of a town full of candy floss, ice cream, homemade bath bombs and so much more. This is why I love #expatlife. Off the beaten path travel I’d never do otherwise. . . . . . #whitby #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #travel #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #lonelyplanet #travelwithkids #familytravel #traveler #travelawesome #visitengland

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Me: “I’m sure I was Scottish in a past life. This place speaks to me.” ⠀⠀ Rob: “you realize you say that about literally every single place we visit. Every time.” ⠀⠀ Truth. But is it so wrong to be at home everywhere and nowhere at the same time? . . . . #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploremore #travel #travelwithkids #familytravel #expatlife #castle #visitengland #scotland #edinburgh #tourist #beautifulscotland #castleruins #scottishcastle #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #instapassport #welltravelled #worlderlust #roamtheplanet #passionpassport #lonelyplanet #traveler #travelawesome

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According to the Castellarium Anglicanum, there are 1,500 castle sites in England. Many of these castles have vanished. But We are determined to see as many of the remaining ones as humanly possible. The kids are a bit over it. But Rob and I keep a spreadsheet of all of our castles. This one by the sea in Scotland was one of our favourites. Each time we visit one, Adara inevitably shouts: “I’m the queen of the castle, you’re the dirty rascal!” And crumbled as they are, it’s easy to see why she still feels like a Queen. . . . . #visitengland #beautifuldestinations #bestvacations #doyoutravel #castle #castleruins #scotland #scottishcastle #exploremore #travel #travelwithkids #familytravel #expatlife #edinburgh #beautifulscotland #tourist #bluesky #nofilter

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