Buying kids shoes in Chile: Children’s shoe size conversion charts and …

Today I nearly threw my computer out of the window. I’d been trying to buy shoes for my child online and couldn’t figure out the sizing. Why does every country insist on different sizing systems? To mess with our minds? To make us buy more shoes because, let’s face it, we’ll never have the time or the energy to return…
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One simple trick to combat stress, loneliness and feel great as an …

During a particularly tough week in Angola a friend said to me: ‘surround yourself with your favourite things’. Life as an expatriate is generally wonderful, but sometimes it gets lonely, stressful and tiring. While it’s not usually possible for us expats to magically transport our loved ones from abroad in times of need, a few little touches can make all the difference.…
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Help! Can I bring chocolate and peanut butter into Chile?

We arrived into Chile after a truly horrible flight but our entry into Santiago was fairly smooth. Customs waived us through very quickly and my kids even got to pet the sniffer dogs as I’d fainted. It’s probably a good thing as I do wonder if I had items to be declared in my case. I don’t remember if I definitely…
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An introduction to mindful eating by mother and former model Stefania Abovic

Picture this, it’s 9.30pm and after a seemingly endless day of nappy changes and generally just keeping your kids alive (‘Pass mummy the meat cleaver, darling!) the little monsters are finally asleep. You head to the fridge, break off a chunk of cheese, tip the remaining contents of the Merlot into the nearest glass and put your feet up to enjoy Netflix.…
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The ultimate family friendly nature retreat just 90 minutes from Santiago

We’ve been here four months but up until last weekend we still hadn’t left Santiago. I’m pregnant and have had my fair share of baby bump issues and I was too scared to travel very far. Besides, we also have two preschoolers and long road trips with the kids are never fun. So we booked a last minute weekend away…
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