Dear New Expat Mama, Welcome

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It's almost exactly two years to the day that we made our move from the UK to Singapore official. Tis the season. Expat's will be coming and going all around the world right now and over the next couple of months or so. Removal firms will be booked, boxes packed, and lives condensed into twenty foot metal containers ready to be shipped to a new life somewhere. School places will be frantically sourced, leases negotiated, and visa's stamped. Sometimes it's a new life just beginning, sometimes it's an old life being rediscovered.

To mark the beginning of "expat season" we've compiled some lovely snippets of advice from the expat mama community all over the world about this life, which are all (or at least some) of things I wish people had told me two years ago...

Thank you SO much to all the contributors! Some of them are very familiar names from The Expat Mama Meets interview series, and some of them are making their The Expat Mama debut! And of course, if YOU have anything to add please drop me an email at theexpatmama@gmail.com 


_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (2).png
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_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (4).png
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_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (2).png
_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (1).png
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_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (3).png
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_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (5).png
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_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled and.png
_I’d relax and make friends slowly rather than trying to invite everyone for dinner all at once! I’d also decorate the house as soon as we get there. Making it into your home makes you feel so much more settled (1).png