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Newborn girl sleeping

My Girl

July 13, 2017

in baby, family, life changes, parenthood, reflection

“You’re so cute!” These are the first words I spoke to my daughter outside of the womb. The minute the doctor put her on my chest, I saw the most adorable little girl I’ve ever seen. A few minutes later, she repaid my compliment by pooping all over my arm to the collective “Woah!” of […]

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Overcoming Obstacles of Marrying Someone with a Different Mother Tongue

May 12, 2017

in expat advice, language, marriage

Communication in marriage is hard enough when you come from similar backgrounds. But what if both of you have different native languages? That’s a whole other ballgame. While you may share one common language—either another language separate from your two native languages, or the shared language is one of the native languages—there will be some […]