013: So Long, Season One . . . and a Surprise Announcement!

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Episode Summary In today’s episode, I do a little review of where I am with the Parenting Abroad podcast and my plans moving forward.  Listen to the end for my exciting personal news — and no, I am not pregnant. A Thousand Thank You's Are Not Enough I decided it is time for a bit…

012: Ambassador Suzi LeVine and Eric LeVine: Representing the U.S. Abroad

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Episode Summary In today's episode, I have the honor and pleasure of speaking with Suzi LeVine, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and her husband Eric about their experience living and parenting in Switzerland as America's most public representatives. About U.S. Ambassador Suzi LeVine Suzan “Suzi” LeVine took up her position as the United States Ambassador to…

011: Eat like an American . . . Abroad

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Episode Summary In today's episode, I talk to food blogger, Stacy Streuli of Swiss Eats about cooking and eating in Switzerland. About Stacy Streuli Stacy was born in Texas and spent time living in the Northeast as well as in California.  She and her husband, Oliver, decided to relocate to Switzerland where she stayed home to…

010: A Taste of Zürich with Stacy Streuli

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Episode Summary Stacy Steuli and her Swiss husband gave up hectic Los Angeles for the serenity of life in Switzerland.  She shares their adventures as a young married couple, and now as parents in the Zürcher Oberland. About Stacy Streuli Stacy was born in Texas and spent time living in the Northeast as well as in…

009: Q&A – When is a Good Time to Teach Kids About Being American?

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Episode Summary In this Q&A episode, I answer Stephanie's questions about when to focus on teaching kids about America and being American.  Stephanie asks: When, besides holidays, do you find time to teach your kids about being American? I have outlined 5 techniques that we use in our family. Method 1:  Everyday’s a Holiday A…

008: How to Live in Denmark with Kay Xander Mellish

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Episode Summary In today’s episode, Kay Xander Mellish draws on her 15 years of personal experience to talk to us about how to live in Denmark. Hear how to make friends as a newcomer, the benefits and drawbacks of the Danish social welfare system and why you should not expect many compliments in Denmark. About…

007: Vaccinations for Expat Children

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Episode Summary In today's episode, I am joined by Dr. Candice L. Robinson, a medical officer in the Immunization Services Division of the CDC.  We talk about how to coordinate immunization practices across borders to support our children's long-term health. About Candice L. Robinson, MD, MPH Dr. Robinson received her medical degree from Wayne State University School…

006: Living in Zurich, Switzerland with Stephanie W.

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Episode Summary Stephanie shares her experience living in a small town on the outskirts of Zurich.   We discuss the ins and outs of daily life with her husband and 2 elementary school-aged daughters.  Stephanie talks to me about Swiss lifestyle and culture and how she stays connected to home. About Stephanie Stephanie is the proud mother…

005: The Benefits of Audio Content for Expats

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Episode Summary Audio books and podcasts have amazing benefits for those of us living abroad.  From preschoolers  to avid readers, there is something for everyone.  Visit www.parentingabroad.com/book to test drive Audible, and receive your first audiobook FREE.* About Audible Audible is a membership service that allows you to purchase audiobooks at a significant discount.  New customers…