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A friend of mine recently told me, her nephew was getting married. With emotion in her voice, she added, I haven’t been to any of my brothers or sisters weddings. And now… I’m missing this. She’s been living outside her home country, the Philippines, for the last seven years, working in Hong Kong, Saudi, and currently, Oman. I understood what she’s feeling—that heavy weight of not ‘being there’ for the moments that… Read More

Karen Ament is a blogger at Humble Mumblings and a recovering expat, currently finding her place in the world. Caught somewhere between Scandinavia and Pennsylvania, she is again trying to make her family a “home.” Her story is as real as it gets for us transplants. She’s proving it not only can be done, but by extending our view of what “home” means, we can broaden our little corner of the globe…even… Read More