A couple of weeks ago I was approached by the Expat Family Health website on Twitter (@expatfamily), as they had come across my recent article ‘My Top 10 Tips for Surviving a Long-Haul Flight with Children‘.
They were interested in my story as an Aussie expat living in the UK with two children, and wanted to know more about my expat experiences raising children abroad.
They asked me if I’d like to write a Guest Blog Post for their website, so I put fingers to keyboard for them.
I’ve written about the strangeness of our circumstance, whereby our family has an Aussie Mummy, a British Daddy, and two (essentially) British children living in the UK. As such, we face a different type of expat experience than, say, a family of two American parents and two American children who go to live in, say, Italy. My children are basically becoming British before my very eyes, and I find it very strange that they don’t come out of the womb with inbuilt ‘Aussieness’ – instead, I’m having to make my stamp in little ways, like changing their breakfast toast condiments on a daily basis, rotating between marmalade, Vegemite, Marmite, Jam and Promite. Anyway, you can read my full Guest Post here.
Expat Family Health helps expatriates and their spouses to keep their family healthy abroad. They provide international health tips and advice on topics such as children’s nutrition, pregnancy and health regulations.