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038-Holiday Traditions for Nomad Families

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Release Date: 12/15/2021

62 Getting Teens School Ready During Summer Break show art 62 Getting Teens School Ready During Summer Break

The Big Purple Blob PODCAST

Summer break often brings in temptations to leave all thoughts of school and academics behind.  Katie and Sharoya share some great ideas for staying on track while not getting too caught up in academic pressures.   The Big Purple Blob Resources: Ep. Ep.003     Online Tutors Wyzant - Expert online tutors  Ambassador Academics - EFM tutors    Academic Resources Khan Academy - A free academic platform for children from Kindergarten - 12th-grade Lexia -  A paid platform for developing reading  Outschool - A variety...

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61 Living Life ON HOLD: Waiting for a decision from Post show art 61 Living Life ON HOLD: Waiting for a decision from Post

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How do you manage life when waiting to hear what Post will decide about your future?  This is a struggle many of us face.  Join Angi (Life Coach for Teens) and Susie (Wellness Coach) to hear how they make it work. Work with Susie directly here. Get support for your teen here.

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60- Let's Talk Postpartum w/an Expert show art 60- Let's Talk Postpartum w/an Expert

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Join Ingrid and Susie to talk about wellness after the baby is born.  For Expats who aren't surrounded by the support of their hometown and familiar faces postpartum challenges can be overwhelming.    Ingrid Hanifen,   Susie Corcz-Brown    

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59- Raising Confident Multicultural Kids- Third Culture Parenting show art 59- Raising Confident Multicultural Kids- Third Culture Parenting

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Sharoya Ham and Angie Collins, two brilliant Moms, who share their wisdom on building confidence for your kids through experiences and open communication.  

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058- Unaccompanied Tours- EFM True Stories show art 058- Unaccompanied Tours- EFM True Stories

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Katie and Susie discuss the real life ups and downs of life when your partner is taking an unaccompanied tour. ^ information and resources from GCLO for unaccompanied tours   Real Post reports from all posts, including unaccompanied posts.  Give a real look at Instability Monitoring and Analysis Platform (IMAP) ^ Provides insights into potential challenges of different posts   Interactive and supportive group   OpenNet Links   Resiliency List of resiliency resources to support the direct hire, adult and child EFMs available from State   Special Incentive...

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057- Bullying-proof Third Culture Kids 2022 show art 057- Bullying-proof Third Culture Kids 2022

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It's difficult to know how to support your child when they are being bullied.  In this episode of the BPB, Jennie and Katie will share their experiences on ways to empower your child and times to step in when it comes to bullying on the compound, on the bus, or at school.   Links: Problem Solving Strategies for Elementary Age Children:  

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056- Raising An Adult: A Discussion for Parents show art 056- Raising An Adult: A Discussion for Parents

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Join us to discuss the book How To Raise An Adult by Julie Lythcott Haims

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054- Sleep Wellness with Ingrid Hanifen show art 054- Sleep Wellness with Ingrid Hanifen

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Ingrid Hanifen shares her wisdom on better sleep.  She is an expert in wellness and her training and roles include: Exercise Science, RN, Sleep and Postpartum Coach.   Susie can help your family with health and wellness.    More about Ingrid and her work here- old website:  new website:  

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053 - LGBTQI officers, EFMs & friends Embassy Life show art 053 - LGBTQI officers, EFMs & friends Embassy Life

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Our fantastic guest explains what life looks like, challenges faced and how to build community as an LGBTQI person in the FS. To work directly with Susie check out 

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052-What's up with Etiquette in 2022: Navigating the Social Scene show art 052-What's up with Etiquette in 2022: Navigating the Social Scene

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The social scene at a new embassy can get pretty confusing...when are kids invited? Is there a divide between families and singles?  Join us for this thoughtful discussion.

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Jennie and Susie share ideas for family support and building traditions that matter.

To work with Jennie check out: http://theexpatmom.com/

To work with Susie see: https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/