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Written by Tamie

Hearing my TCK searching for stability

We are in Australia again, somewhat unexpectedly. And I find myself parenting TCKs through transition once again. Except we don’t know how long this stint will last for, which means I can’t use my go-to strategy for making things concrete, that is, having a countdown. There are the initial transitions, […]

Grieving a school change

Elliot changed nursery schools recently. At first we were motivated pragmatically: because of our religious and cultural background, we would be unlikely to get him into the primary school we wanted (read: affordable without being an hour away from home) unless he was already in the nursery school. But then, […]

3 recent reads that have stayed with me

I agree with Arthur that Charlotte Wood’s ‘The Natural Way of Things’ is enduring. Here are three other books I’ve read recently which have stayed with me. The Good People, Hannah Kent In mid-nineteenth century rural Ireland, Nora Leahy’s husband has died and she is left looking after their disabled grandson. […]