Expat Life With a Double Buggy

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Expat Life With a Double Buggy
This blog is my tale of mothering abroad, about the ups and downs of parenting in a foreign country.
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  • Where We Put Our Shoes for Sinterklaas to Fill 6 hours ago Since Sinterklaas hit town children across the Netherlands have been putting their shoes out before they go to bed for Sinterklaas (or rather his Piets) to fill with presents, sweets and kruidnoten.My children are no exception. As we don't have a fireplace and a chimney, we thought we'd knutsel one...
  • The Gift of Family Memories: Eye for Life Photography 3 days ago Looking for a festive gift that doesn't clutter? A gift that lasts forever? A gift that any family would cherish? Then I have just the perfect idea for you.The gift of a photo session. My family has had a few photo sessions and the results hang in our home. We see them daily and they make us...
  • The November 2015 Expat Life Linky 1 week ago The #ExpatLifeLinky is back for November. It's your chance to let your old or new expat and travel related blog posts shine in the limelight.Last month there was again a wide selection of topics covered in the linky; some posts raised a smile, some informed, some amazed and some had me nodding in...
  • Sinterklaas Present Tip - Get Dutched Up! 2 weeks ago Sinterklaas is weer in het land! So it's time to get your thinking caps on and fill those shoes! Get Dutched up! for that expat or Dutchie in your life......."Dutched Up! is a compilation of stories from Expat Women Bloggers living in the Netherlands. The book covers a wide range of topics about...
  • Why I Journal Our Decembers 2 weeks ago Every year around this time I get ready to start a Christmas journal, more specifically a 'Tis the Season Gadanke journal. I usually get near to the end of November and then think about my Christmas journal, realise I don't have one and get one rushed to me just in time for 1st December.This year...

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  • Letting Go of the Career Ladder Working Abroad Taking a step back in your career is never a satisfying move, but if the fact that you don’t speak the local language limits your job opportunities and you need to survive, sometimes you have no choice. I know that firsthand. When I moved to the...

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Website Reviews » There are 20 reviews on Expat Life With a Double Buggy

Lars Van Mulligen
14:09 PM October 24, 2012

Nice and very familiar bunch of stories (",) grabbed from day-to-day experiences when living in another country than the one you were born in with a rather big family. All very entertaining stories!

Charlie Raemakers
20:05 PM October 24, 2012

I love laughing and nodding along to this blog. Gives a great insight to being a parent in Holland especially from an expats point of view. Witty, honest and amusing, this is a must read for expat parents everywhere!

Joanne Teal
20:19 PM October 24, 2012

Familiar bemusement - culture shocks/surprises/tips from the perspective of a mummy on foreign soil. Makes me smile and makes me think.

Dirk Lauwers
19:52 PM October 25, 2012

Gentle, thought provoking and varied - and reactions I recognize even with just a single buggy...

21:34 PM October 25, 2012

I love reading this blog! I find I can really identify with a lot of things, having been an expat parent in the Netherlands. Keep up the good work!

Vinita Salomé
11:26 AM October 26, 2012

I thoroughly enjoy reading Amanda's blog! So many things I relate to and I love that she can put it into words. I'm a huge fan!

Philip Stenson
09:38 AM October 29, 2012

I find Amanda's blogs a funny and interesting insight into the life of an expat. I look forward to the next installment.

15:08 PM November 02, 2012

Always fun to read!

Johanna Pearce
12:46 PM November 07, 2012

As an expat and a mother myself I love to read about life in the Netherlands from Amanda's perspective. Amanda's blog makes me feel reassured that expat life is often the same no matter the country. A funny and original read.

13:52 PM November 07, 2012

Just smiling all the time... all so familiar! Well done!

13:54 PM November 07, 2012

Very well put into words. Nice views from "others" living in the Netherlands.

18:21 PM November 07, 2012

Very interesting issues!!! Keep up the good work Amanda!! Tnks D.

22:14 PM November 08, 2012

I really appreciate all the ...Double Buggy posts. Very timely and it covers a lot of concerns/thoughts/feelings/issues that have been popping up for me lately.

Meg Fenn
12:18 PM November 10, 2012

Amanda is such a good writer and I love reading her posts. It's interesting for me to see things from her perspective. I'm living in her home country - a country foreign to me and she is living in a country foreign to her. We are both doing the same thing and we both have young children and are bringing them up in a culture that is not our own, but rather our 'adopted' culture. Excellent blog to follow.

Kris Klebek
07:51 AM November 21, 2012

Interesting, funny and ... makes me think:-)

09:39 AM November 22, 2012

I love this blog. As an expat and now a mother, this is essential reading. Totally relatable.

Renee S
10:33 AM November 24, 2012

I just simply love Amanda's writing! She's funny, genuine, smart and just always a great read on her blog!

Rob Mackenzie
14:06 PM December 01, 2012

This never fails to deliver a smile on my face regularly and can totally empathise( and sympathise!) the trials and tribulations of living abroad through my time living in France. Keep up the great work!

19:19 PM December 01, 2012

Just love this blog!

Stuart B
10:02 AM December 05, 2012

As someone who has just become an expat parent myself I find Amanda's blog very useful. It helps me know what I'm getting into as time goes on.

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