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monday morning emails
Terry Anne Wilson and Jo Parfitt
Six months, twelve countries, a thousand thoughts - two mothers share the journey of living a global life.
A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection – the then and now – of expatriate life between two friends. Over the past twenty-five years, the authors have created homes for their families in 12 countries from Japan to Kazakhstan, Malaysia to the Netherlands, the US to India and Oman. Combined, they have raised five sons, supported their husbands’ careers, and cultivated their own passions in writing, publishing, mentoring and more.
Uplifting yet painfully honest, Monday Morning Emails delves into a myriad of tough subjects including identity, parenting, Third Culture Kids, faith, rootlessness, traumatic childhood experiences, anxiety and depression. Jo and Terry Anne emerge from this candidly emotional exchange drawing joy and growth from facing life’s challenges before an ever-changing backdrop. And together they affirm that mothers are mothers, wherever home may be. With input and advice from experts, this book will enlighten, guide, and offer solace.
Wow! You both write beautifully, honestly, and with such authenticity and vulnerability.
Becky Grappo, RNG Educational Consultants
This book could be used for any expat mom’s club or study guide. It is unique in topic and openness and never about blame, which is why it has such power!
Ruth Van Reken, author of Letters and co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among Worlds
Your writing is reflective and thoughtful and moved me. I treasured being allowed inside such an intimate conversation between two moms.
Ellen Mahoney, Seachange
I watched the trust build as the emails progressed and could feel the momentum increasing. Wonderful!
Dr Lesley Lewis, Psychotherapist, Culture3Counsel
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