Category Archive: Third Culture Kid

That One Time…When Rome knocked me down, then picked me right back up

Part I, as told on Instagram:  I’m breaking my “I never post pictures out of order” rule to give the latest evidence of my complex relationship with the beautiful yet even more complex… Continue reading

Third Culture Kids Explained: A Presentation for All Supporters of TCKs

    I was supposed to prepare a 45 minute presentation on Third Culture Kids. This was extremely hard. I gathered my own thoughts, I gathered researchers’ thoughts, and I gathered the thoughts… Continue reading

15 Things I Want to Say to Parents of TCKs

I’ve never raised a Third Culture Kid. I’ve never even been a parent. But I’m surrounded by parents of TCK’s. I teach their children. I turn to them for wisdom and support. We… Continue reading

Three Places in Doha to Finally Find Serenity

I seem to have a love-hate relationship with every overseas post I find myself in. Sometimes I feel at home and other times it couldn’t be more obvious that I am still, and… Continue reading

I Need a Vacation From Travel

Read this one first. The school year was drawing to a close. Stress levels were finally declining. Flight reservations were confirmed. The Great Icelandic Adventure was set to begin in less than 2… Continue reading

When TCK’s Grow Up: Planning is Hard

Hawaii. China. Australia. When we lived in Japan, the traveling never stopped whether we were crossing the ocean or traveling within the borders of Nihon (Hokkaido, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Tokyo Disneyland, the list goes… Continue reading

The Decision to Be Still

I have decided to stay put for now. This decision goes against my every natural restless tendency to keep searching. My TCK background fuels my antsy desire to keep going. Explore everything in… Continue reading

How to Help a Third Culture Kid Make the Transition “Back Home”

A Third Culture Kid’s life never really stops moving. Life for us revolves around transitions, but the toughest one can be when it’s time to move “back home.” My own personal transition to… Continue reading

15 Answers to the Question: “Where are you from?”

Where are you from? This question sometimes makes me laugh. It sometimes makes me agitated. It’s no one’s fault, I just don’t always have the energy to explain why this is such a… Continue reading