Tag: life planning

  • Why Every Woman Should have a Doula
    Why Every Woman Should have a Doula

    Having a doula can transform the birth process. Erika shares the benefits and how she improved her experience as a mom to be. “If a doula were a drug, it’d be unethical not to use it” – John Kennell By: Erika Lindley My arrival in Bangkok two years ago was filled with excitement and apprehension, […]

  • Staying Connected with Your Partner
    Staying Connected with Your Partner

    Having children can change the nature of your relationship with your partner but it’s important to make time for each other no matter how demanding the family juggle might be. By Shachee Mehta “I don’t seem to have the time to connect with my partner because all my time and energy goes into taking care […]

  • Why I Chose Not To Have A Second Child
    Why I Chose Not To Have A Second Child

      Having a second child is one of many life-changing, personal decisions that parents will have to make. But what do you do when practical reasons and biological needs are at odds with each other?  By Suzi Chaemchaeng  You meet a mother with one child and you curiously ask, “do you plan to have another?” […]

  • Volunteerism: Getting Active to Settle In
    Volunteerism: Getting Active to Settle In

      Transitioning to becoming a stay-at-home spouse in a foreign country can be isolating. Former BAMBI News Editor, Ema Naito reflects on how volunteering for BAMBI helped her step out of her comfort zone and gave her the skills to reinvent her career.   By Ema Naito-Bhakdi   You’re living in a foreign country because […]

  • Discovering a New Me: My Struggles During Seven Years of Life Abroad キャリアを手放して、新しく見つけたもの 〜私の7年間の海外帯同生活〜
    Discovering a New Me: My Struggles During Seven Years of Life Abroad キャリアを手放して、新しく見つけたもの 〜私の7年間の海外帯同生活〜

    Moving overseas to accompany a spouse can feel like a “career blank” for many professional women, but their experiences of finding a new path always encourage us. Here is another story by Kanako Okubo about how she discovered a new “self” after years of challenges.   By Kanako Okubo / Translated by Hanae Matsumura[日本語記事へ]   […]

  • Helping Children Transition to New Environments
    Helping Children Transition to New Environments

    Transitions into new environments are challenging for adults and children alike. Experienced international educator Karen O’Neill shares tips for parents to support their children through transitions.   By Karen O’Neill   How do we support and prepare our children to leave the comfort and security of their parents, caregivers, and home environment to start early […]