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4 Good Reasons to Move to Costa Rica

Before you move to Costa Rica, you must search within yourself to gain insight as to your motivations.  If you move for the right reasons, your chances of successful cultural integration will increase.  Below are 4 good reasons to move … Continue reading

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5 Amazing Perks of Parenting in Costa Rica as an Expat

In my previous post, I blogged about the challenges of parenting as an expat in Costa Rica.  As intense as it is to raise third culture kids, these are offset by all the wonderful benefits of being a parent in … Continue reading

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5 Challenges of Parenting in Costa Rica as an Expat

My children tell me I have changed a lot as a parent in a positive way since we moved from Texas to Costa Rica.  I think there are many reasons for these changes that are completely independent of living here, such … Continue reading

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What Is It Like to Be an Expat Parent in Costa Rica?

Kara, my tween daughter, recently confided a story to me recently that made me cringe inside.  The local custom in Costa Rica is to dump organic waste (banana peels, uneaten rice/beans, and other food waste products) outside as compost.  We … Continue reading

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Reflections on Being a SAHM vs Corporate Mom: Is There a Happy Middle?

Last week, as the kids and I were walking to the Monteverde Library, which is about a 45 minute walk from our house, Tristan, my 7 year-old boy, and I had a good little chat.  It went like this: Tristan: … Continue reading

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5 Blessings of Going From Breadwinner to Stay-At-Home Mom in Costa Rica

**DISCLAIMER:  Please know that I am not advocating that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is more difficult than being a corporate mom or the other way around.  By corporate mom I mean a mother who works in a salaried job outside … Continue reading

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5 Challenges of Going From Breadwinner to Stay-At-Home Mom in Costa Rica

**DISCLAIMER:  Please know that I am not advocating that being a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is more difficult than being a corporate mom or the other way around.  By corporate mom I mean a mother who works in a salaried job outside … Continue reading

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