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Help Other Military Families and Earn Amazon Gift Cards

I want to share the news about the great support website for military families:  MilitaryTownAdvisor.com.  The site has been redesigned to really help families like ours, and you can earn Amazon gift cards by adding your own information to the site! … Continue reading

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On The Road Again- Moving tips

As a military family, we have moved homes 11 times, so many people assume, and feel free to comment, that we “get used to it.” We don’t. The 12th move might be easier in terms of the fact that we … Continue reading

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All in an Expat Weekend

Sometimes weekends pass with nothing out of the ordinary coming to pass.  This was not one of those weekends.  Nothing dramatic happened but we saw several things that made me double take.  Life abroad is full of things we don’t … Continue reading

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Seeking Medical Care Abroad- When Dr. Google Fails, You Have No Choice But to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

We have a very good Regional Medical Officer where Horatio works.   I’ve taken the boys to see her for various ailments during the six months we have lived in Taipei, but one of the boys has been unwell since October … Continue reading

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Costco in Taipei: The Same as Home but with Taiwanese Characteristics

The morning after our arrival, our welcome family took me to Costco.  I have to admit that knowing there is a Costco here was extremely comforting to me, making the move slightly less overwhelming. The store was pretty much as … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Navy Sends Us

I made it to 9:00 pm and am ready for bed, but since many people have asked about our house and surroundings, I wanted to share some before I fall asleep. We arrived Thursday night and are getting the lay … Continue reading

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T-22 Hours Until Lift-Off

The countdown continues.  22 hours until wheels up and our journey to Taipei begins.  We have a 6 hour flight from DC to San Francisco and then a 14 hour flight to Taipei.  I’m grateful that we have only one … Continue reading

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Moving Along

We are now in the midst of our move to Taiwan. It’s  been weeks of organizing, sorting, discarding, donating and cleaning. Simply put, moving is hard. Packing up a house and moving everything to a new one is stressful and … Continue reading

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The Panic Ebbs and Flows

A household move, for any reason, places stress on every member of the family.  I’m pretty sure it is safe to say that an overseas move is more stressful than most.  I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again, … Continue reading

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It’s Only 2 Weeks

Horatio is in Taiwan for two weeks of immersion language training.  He is already fluent in Mandarin but the two weeks of intensive, in-country, classes will help him brush up on his skills.  Of course I’d rather have him here, … Continue reading

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