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Amanda van Mulligen-093Amanda van Mulligen is British but has called the Netherlands home since 2000. She lives in a void between being British and being Dutch. She is ‘mama’ to three boys aged seven and under. All three were born in the Netherlands and have dual nationality but the reality is they are more Cloggie than Brit….. and that makes life interesting. Motherhood abroad throws up challenges, questions and amazing memories. Amanda’s “Expat Life with a Double Buggy” blog is her tale of living, loving and mothering abroad in the Netherlands, about the ups and downs of life in a foreign country.

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Anastacia HacopianAnastasia Hacopian, Ph.D., is a Californian American of Japanese and Iranian descent. She studied German language and literature in Berkeley and Berlin before following love to the Netherlands. She is married to a Dutch man and is the mother of four children. Her essays have been published in the Dutch newspapers nrc next and Trouw, as well as the VARA op-ed website, She also writes for (@ahacopian) and her own websites, and

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Rawia LiverpoolPreviously a pharmacist working abroad and here in The Netherlands at The International Health Centre, Rawia Liverpool is now a Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis. She has her own private practice Recipes 4 Change in The Hague of which she has been a resident since 2001. Rawia has two daughters, a teenager at The British School and an older daughter currently at University in the UK.

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UteLimacher-Passionate ParentingPreviously a lecturer in Linguistics and Literature with a Dr. in Romance Literature and Linguistics and a Master in Bilingualism, Ute Limacher-Riebold is now multilingual coach and trainer for internationally living families and owner of “Ute’s Expat Lounge” in The Hague where she lives since 2005. She is a writer, researcher, language trainer and blogs about expat life, multilingualism and raising Third Culture Kids on Expat Since Birth, Ute’s Expat Lounge and Expat living in The Hague on Angloinfo. She holds regular workshops about parenting multicultural and multilingual children, and topics related to international life.

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