Help Your TCK Celebrate the 4th of July

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In a few days our country will celebrate its birthday.  Since my circle of American friends is pretty small, here is how I have decided to celebrate the 4th this year.

Of course it will start with cooking outside on our tiny little grill.  It will include red/white/blue decorations.  And that would end it there since we can’t do fireworks – we really can’t sing God Bless America (because we can’t sing) – and getting together with family is a dream. Continue reading

A Paper Tree Kind of Christmas

Another Christmas abroad.  I love it!  For some reason I am able to focus on enjoying the holiday and the true significance of it.  The pace is much slower.  The present giving is greatly diminished.  So many years of making this holiday special for my children!

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The Holidays & TCKs

American holidays.  Keep them.  Why?  Because you are an American.  It is a good thing to teach your children about American culture, which is also often Christian culture.  Celebrate these holidays even (especially) in a foreign land.

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