5 Expat Blogs for Families to Follow

Living and working as an expat can be a fantastic opportunity, but if you are relocating with a young family, you may face challenges you had not previously considered. Expat family blogs can help.

Travelling long haul with a baby, adjusting to a different climate, homesickness, living without a familiar support network, education and managing finances in a different country are just some of the concerns expat parents may have.

The good news is, there are many expat families, living and working around the world and sharing their experiences online. I’ve teamed up with Allianz Care to bring you 5 expat blogs for families you might consider following for tips on living, working and raising children abroad:

5 expat blogs for families to follow

Life with Baby Kicks

Although reluctant at first, Laura grew to love living abroad. After four and half years in the Middle East, her blog is a fantastic resource if this is where your family may be headed.

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What it covers: Adjusting to expat life, expat life in Dubai, expat life in Qatar and travelling with young children.

The Expat Mama

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MANAGING MONDAY THOUGH // ahhhh THANK YOU for all the lovely messages and comments about the latest post on theexpatmama.com ❤️ motherhood can be utterly lonely and no less overwhelming despite successful years ticked off ✔️but we’re allllll in this together because if we want the human race to continue then frankly we have to muddle our way through raising another generation. Simple as that really. So shout out to my neighbour who messaged me good luck (in a genuinely supportive way) after hearing the SCREAMS from my kids this morning as we were attempting to leave. WW3 over a tube of cocoa butter hand cream 🙄 OF COURSE. No one can ever accuse my kids of being predictable 🤷🏼‍♀️ in the end it was all fine and no one really wanted buttery soft fingers, they just wanted what the other one had because. SIBLINGS. And then, again unpredictable af, we went on to have one of best days out at one of Singapore’s craziest places, Haw Par Villa 👹👀 if you haven’t been you should, and I’ll add something on the blog about it once I’ve totally mentally processed the ten courts of hell (and I know HOW many nightmares I’ve inadvertently tortured my kids with 😬)

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Based in Singapore with two young children, The Expat Mama covers a wide range of topics from dealing with homesickness to children’s education abroad to shopping and baking. One of the most interesting areas of the blog is ‘The Expat Mama meets’, where expats from around the world are interviewed about why they became expats, what they would do differently if they moved again and advice for others moving to their location. It is a treasure trove of reliable information if you are considering a move to an expat destination.

Post to check out: The Expat’s Mama meets….

What it covers: Expat family life, homesickness, home-schooling, food and drink, life in Singapore, interviews with other expats around the world.

Wandermust Family

This expat blog is written by a family of three, who were based in Qatar up until late 2017. There is a lot of useful content on the site, particularly for those planning to live in the Middle East. This blog also contains some great reviews of equipment for travelling with babies and young children as well as tips for travelling while pregnant and with the new addition to your family.

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What it covers: Luxury family travel, expat life in Qatar, reviews of family travel gear.

Our Globe Trotters

This blog by Keri Hedrick focuses on travel advice, family life and money matters from an expat perspective. If you are wondering how much moving abroad will cost or the kind of salary to expect as an expat, then this is the blog for you and your family.

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What it covers: Expat money, life in Abu Dhabi, global parenting.

Seychelles Mama

Blogger Chantelle, and her husband Mark, knew from the outset that they wanted to raise their family abroad so made the decision to move to the Seychelles only a month after marrying. They now have two children and Chantelle blogs about life as an expat in this beautiful part of the world. If you are a parent of young children living away from home then this could be the blog for you.

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What it covers: Planning to move abroad, expat family life, pregnancy and fitness.

I hope these expat blogs will help answer some of the parenting questions you have about raising your children abroad. Ensure you protect your family’s health with Expat Health Insurance.

Are you an expat family living abroad? What top tips do you have to share for anyone considering moving their family abroad? 

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**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post brought to you in collaboration with Allianz Care.
However, as always, all thoughts and opinions expressed in the article are my own**

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Agness | the adventure traveler
    April 24, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Hi Nikki, this is the list I was looking for! I have friends who want to live overseas as expats with their families. This is really helpful. Thank you!

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    Shreya Saha
    May 7, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Family blogs are very inspiring – how they manage to travel with kids is beyond my understanding. My cousin has a family of 2 kids and she loves to travel around. I would surely recommend her these 5 expat blogs to her. I am surely it will help her somehow. Thanks for the share, Nikki.

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    Lora
    May 7, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I’m always very enlightened when I read about families living abroad. I greatly respect people who seamlessly adapt to different cultures and weather. In some cases you have to learn a new language. Thanks a lot for introducing me to these expat blogs!

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    blair villanueva
    May 8, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I also enjoyed reading family blog especially those from expats and their travels. It was nice to know how they cope to a new place being an expat, etc. I’ll check these blogs!

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    Daniel
    May 8, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I find family blogs really inspiring! I want to be like them one day and even though I’m still single, I enjoy reading them. I already heard about some of these blogs, but still a great list. Thank you for putting this great list together.

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    Cat Lin
    May 9, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Moving and living in a foreign country is exciting but equally scary. Raising a family is a tough task. But knowing that there are family blogs that you can check out and use as guide is quite reassuring.

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    Parnashree Devi
    May 10, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I love reading expat blogs. They are full of advice and tips. You have compiled a good list of them. I am definitely going to follow these blogs for sure. Thanks for recommending. Its always great to read blogs, written by people with real experiences

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    ann
    May 10, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful post Nikki, this saves me a lot of trouble browsing the web for informative and inspirational blogs to follow.

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    Manjulika Pramod
    May 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    This is so cool. I am sending it right away to some of my friends who are struggling in new countries.
    I really love this blogging world because of such lovely bloggers who share, talk and make things easier for others.

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    Yukti Agrawal
    May 11, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I am a family traveler and an expat too, therefore loved reading all these 5 expat family traveler’s experiences. Raising children abroad from our home country is some times tricky because raising them in a new culture and teaching them our own culture is a very tricky thing to handle for mamas. I have gone all through this and so agree on each and every blogger’s perspective mentioned in the post.

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