December 9, 2015

Help for moms during your first months abroad

By Guest Blogger

I can remember our first day here in Istanbul so clearly. We were driving from the airport to our apartment and my thoughts went a little like this: "What was I thinking? I cannot raise kids here! ...Oh my word. We almost just hit that kid! Ellie (our daughter) will never go into the street, ever!  I'm never going to make it here. I might as well get back on the plane." And, on and on and on the fearful thoughts went, and more and more feelings of dread overwhelmed me.

While spending a summer in Istanbul as a student, I decided that my dream, my one and only dream, would be…