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Expat Mommy
The Adaptable American - an expat mommy surviving and thriving in Belgrade, Serbia
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  • Adoptee Memoirs—A Growing Genre [Or: Why We Need More] Part 1, A Conversation with Deanna Doss Shrodes 4 days ago “Oh, doesn’t every adoptee have a memoir to hawk these days? They’re simply popping up everywhere!” Laura—Have you heard anyone make this flippant comment? I have, and at first I was taken aback. I thought, well, I have a memoir, so I guess I should just shut-up about it, because people...
  • Welcome to the Adoptionland Carnival, Next Stop: The End. 3 months ago This guest piece comes from Jodi Gibson Haywood, a fellow adoptee writer. I thought her post was simply amazing, and wanted to share it with you.   Dear Adoptee Contemplating Suicide, I have been where you are. That dark corridor with nothing but locked doors on both sides and no way out. You turn...
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder or Maternal Narcissism? 3 months ago Rescuing Julia Twice The title alone speaks volumes. I can’t help but be increasingly turned off by the insipid ramblings of White-privileged entitlement. Truly, it’s maddening. “Rescuing” calls to mind the conservative-Christian-inspired American-executed “rescue narrative” of...
  • Announcing a New Writing Project: Adoption and Therapy 5 months ago Forthcoming in early Summer 2014: “Adoption Therapy, Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues”   Wait, wait! Before you get your panties in a bunch, I know … I KNOW how fraught such a project is … You may be thinking ... But Laura! Adoptees...
  • Adoptive Parenting: Is Love Enough? 7 months ago Executive summary: No. At first I planned on writing a response to the recent conversation, Kristen Howerton Talks Transracial Adoption and Raising Black Children [INTERVIEW] I wanted title the post: “Dear Adoptive Mom: Some Advice for When Life Is Confusing” I planned to answer such confusing...

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  • "Big Expat Decision #1" ... Where to send the kids to school? Education and International Schools Teaching dance at my kids' preschool. Mostly fun, but as evidenced by the semi-chaos, it is often an exercise in futility thanks to my poor Serbian language skills. It’s just another in a long line of examples as to why and how I was holding...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: Serbia Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Serbia!

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14:41 PM December 05, 2012

I am a huge fan of Laura's blog, because she talks about the small things of life in a sensitive and tactful way. A great blog!

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