Podcast Episode 29: Moving the Family to the Tropics

Podcast Episode 29: Moving the Family to Paradise!

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 29 of The New Family Podcast!

Kelly Bos and her husband are living what for many of us is our wildest dream. Ever gone on a tropical vacation and thought, “We should move here?” Well, as Kelly shared in her 1,000 Families Post on thenewfamily.com, she and her husband had those thoughts and actually made it happen—even with a baby in tow. She now lives in the British Virgin Island with her husband and two kids. Kelly shares the ups and downs—yes there are actual downs—of living in the tropics. Plus, since Kelly is a psychotherapist, she shares a little wisdom about dealing with some of those complicated emotions we have around the holidays.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Kelly.

Kelly’s 1,000 Families story

Kelly’s Tedx Talk “Stop, You Are Missing the Butterflies

Kelly’s website

Kelly’s “Relationship Rescue” blog for YummyMummyClub.ca

LINK TK My Toronto Star story on the first holiday after separation or divorce, featuring Kelly’s advice.

Kelly’s Favourite Parenting Advice:
“Just be present with your kids. Just be there with them doing what they’re doing. That’s been a challenge at times, with your phone, with other demands, with even shutting your brain off to be present. I did a TedX talk about this in the Cayman Islands in June and and even preparing for that talk, it was really good for me to practise more presence. It’s something I still try and work on. It’s a daily challenge to be pick up to be in the moment with your family, to be in the moment with your partner, to be in the moment with your friends, your loved ones, even just with yourself and what you’re doing—really enjoying that time with yourself, that cup of tea, that sunset. Whatever it is, just reminding yourself to take it in.”

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Brandie Weikle

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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