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53 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Ep 31: Creating an Educational Space and Support System for Expats While Raising An International Family
Today, on my episode I have Rashmi Jethani. I am so happy she will be talking about her life here in Denmark as an international parent. She and her husband are from India but lived in other countries like the US, Japan AND now settled in Denmark with her 2 kids. Rashmi will share her culture shocks and how she finds both countries to live in. Rashmi created a an Expat help centre hotline, so expats can call in during a timeframe and ask questions about living in Denmark, AND are also going to talk about her online classes she created called learning centre. Her online classes teaches everything from math, coding and even workshops to make fun things like Sushi and Japanese calligraphy. Listen, Laugh and Enjoy!
31 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
EP 30: How I Found A Job In Denmark
When you think about moving abroad, you never think about the obsticles you face while applying for any position that would have you. I looked all over the place on how I can get a job in Denmark, but all the post and stories on life about finding a job in Denmark were all horrible. It mentions how hard it is to get a job when you don't speak the language or if you are an international. But I didn't let all those stories let me down. In this podcast, I will be talking about my experience on how I found my job in Denmark without even meeting my boss in person. There was a few times I almost gave up, but deep down in my heart I knew I can make this happened. Listen, Laugh and Enjoy
66 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
EP 29: How To Get A Job In Denmark
I had a wonderful conversation with Karey Anne about how to get a job in Denmark as an Expat, International, Immigrant or whoever is trying to land a job in Denmark. You hear rumors on how hard it is to get a job in Denmark, but you listen to this podcast, Karey Anne gives some amazing tips on how to get a call and even an interview. A little about Karey Anne Duevang: Karey Anne is the Director of English Job Denmark, the fastest growing community for international employment guidance in Denmark. She is also a Senior Recruiter & HR Business Partner and has worked for the last 18 years with SME’s and Fortune 500 companies in DK to locate, hire and retain international talent. Originally from the UK, she relocated to Denmark in 2003 as a spouse. She understands expat life from the viewpoint of spouse, wife, mother, and HR Professional in Denmark. As an HR & Recruitment Specialist, she covers specialist employment recruitment assistance, retention of talent solutions, diversity & inclusion policy & strategy, brainstorming and cultural awareness and assimilation. She is passionate about helping companies and individuals to find the perfect fit, to be more creative, by investing in their people, improving processes, and cultivating a more understanding and inclusive culture. She is an experienced leader and HR Partner with over 2 decades of experience in recruitment and operational management.
51 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
EP 28: Being an Entrepreneur in Denmark While Raising An International Family
I am noticing so many international moms are creating their own jobs since they are having trouble finding a job in Denmark. It can be an online Anime Teacher, being a photographer, or even a yoga teacher AND so much more. I can keep the list going on the different projects different moms are doing while living in Denmark. I am currently going through the same thing with my job search. It is difficult to find a job in Denmark, so now I created my website that will help families find all the kid-friendly places around them. But, how can I create this goal to be set in motion? Well, I have a guest that will speak on how to become an entrepreneur or have the mindset of one; whether you're looking for a job or want to start your own business. My guest is from Spain. She is actually half Spanish and Romanian. Her husband is Dane and they have 2 kids together living in Denmark. She has a really cool company called We are Entrepreneur that helps people in Denmark and really globally TO get their business started. Sometimes people have a really great skill, for example, making jewelry, is a chef that wants to start a restaurant and really anything BUT don’t have the business sense to start it, Her company will guide you every step of the way. Let me introduce you to Diana Medrea-Mogensen.
53 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep 27: Why I Changed Careers When I Moved To Denmark With Katie Garth
Today I really want to talk about Career Change. The more I talk to International moms I am noticing more and more people changing careers or having completely different jobs when living in Denmark. Why do we as an international feel like we need to change careers when we live in Denmark? I definitely did a big career change when I moved to Denmark. I was working in the Beverage industry in Sales and Marketing, and when I moved to Denmark I shifted my industry and career to Technology and Telecom. A career change, language, the country is a big shift for some people, but when you have an entire family going through the same thing - WOW. That transition must be hard not only for parents but for the kids too. So Today, I have a guest who completely changed her career from being a Children's nurse in the UK to an internal coordinator at one of the biggest turbine companies in the world. We will be talking about how she ended up in Denmark, how her kids transitioned to life in Denmark, AND her career shift from nurse to office work. Let me introduce you all to Katie Garth from the UK.
49 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep 26: Going Back To School And Changing Careers In Denmark As An Expat Mother
I have talked to so many internationals/expats/immigrants living in Denmark and for some reason, many of them have the same pattern - Going back to school and Changing their Careers when they move to Denmark. I want to find out why so many expats and internationals decide to change careers when they move to Denmark. Imagine going to school and working for years in your home country, but when you move to Denmark, nothing is equivalent to education here in Denmark. OR you simply can’t get a job because the Danish language is highly required for the positions. WHAT WOULD YOU DO??? I’ve met with expat and immigrants that are: psychologists, doctors, and dentists that moved to Denmark from abroad and They told me if they want to practice in Denmark - They will have to go back to school to get certification to practice in Denmark. Of course, many of them do return to school, but some of them decide to completely change careers. Kelly Kristensen my guest will be talking about her move to Denmark, changing careers, and going back to school as an adult in a whole different country. She will be talking about her experience and how different the school system in Denmark really is. Also, she will talk about her Blog, My New Danish Life, and YouTube Channel. You can also check it out and see what she is up to with her family. Get ready to listen to this fun podcast on life in Denmark as a mother. Listen, Laugh and Enjoy!
52 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ep 25: From Denmark to the US with Gillian
I got the pleasure to interview Gillian Wales Ravn from Jamaica but has lived abroad most of her life. On the podcast, we talked about how it was going from Jamaica to the UK and then Denmark to start her family with her danish husband. If you want to hear some fun stories about living in the US and Denmark this podcast is definitely for you. We discuss the school systems to language AND her business Butterfly Box.
49 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
EP 24: Raising A Multi-Cultural Family In Denmark
I am super excited for today’s episode because I will be interviewing an American Indian from San Francisco. We discussed how she grew up in an American Indian background and how her parents maintained the traditions within her childhood until adulthood.Plus raising her son now in Denmark and maintaining 3 cultures. Srishti talks about how she ended up in Denmark and how she is raising her family in Denmark. The struggles, the culture shock and even her story about how she met her husband. Let’s get to it.
45 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Ep 23: Homesickness Is Real
In this episode, I decided to do a solo episode about homesickness. I know we’ve all been there and have felt this awful feeling of Homesickness. Especially now with all these lockdowns and countries closing their borders. People can’t visit their home country… Also, I am really feeling homesick to the point where I wonder if moving back to Los Angeles is the best option. But I know this feeling will go away when I am doing something with friends and family here in Denmark OR having a short visit to the US. But since we are so limited right now, I decided to have some suggestions for people feeling homesick in their current situation. Homesickness - What is and why do we feel this way?
51 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep 22: Life In Denmark For An Author, And Expat Mom, Lindsay Kellar-Madsen
Today I have a very special person. She was my first interview when I first started this podcast back in October. I didn’t have the equipment or this radio show yet, but I wanted to make a big announcement about my podcast to my friends and family. At the same time, I met this amazing woman that has 4 kids under 5 years old. And to top it off, 2 of them are twins. At the time, she wrote a book during her maternity leave with her twins. She is an international mom from Canada living in Denmark. What fascinated me about her was not only that she was living abroad with her kids and family BUT that she wrote a book, raised money to publish it, and launched it all in a matter of months WHILE having her twins at home and taking care of her 2 older ones. I consider her a superwoman that can get things done!!! Let me introduce you all to Lindsay Kellar Madsen. an incredible super mom, author, wife, and international mom living in Denmark.
53 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep 21: How Living In Denmark As An International/Expat can Change You And Your Lifestyle
This episode is all about beauty, hair, and all the girly things women do. I wanted to talk about how moving to Denmark really changed the way I look at beauty and how I am in everyday life in Denmark vs in the US. I’m not saying it is a bad thing or anything, but on how I have changed so much since moving to Denmark. 1st - It is damn expensive to get hair cuts, hair color, nails done, and even waxing in Denmark. 2nd - weather and water can be a real factor in your skin and hair. I never had dry skin, or flat and dull hair until I moved to Denmark. I came up with the episode on self-care while living abroad. Since moving to Denmark, I noticed that I had to really do things differently and even buy different products because the water and weather really affected me. Stuff I never dealt with in the US, I am now trying to cope within Denmark. From Skincare routines to dry hands and feet and so much more.
60 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep 20: Moving and Raising Kids In Denmark
I am interviewing a mom who is a Therapist, an expat mother, and moved to Denmark with her family 5 years ago. She helps many internationals cope with living abroad, and give them tools to get through life as an expat. We will talk about her life in Denmark with her family, and kids. AND, she will give some advice on moving abroad with children. I haven’t really talked to many parents that moved to Denmark with older kids, so I am very happy to have her here. To find out more about my guest Aglaia Michelaki, check out her website! Listen, Laugh and Enjoy!!!
60 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep 19: What Would You Do If Your Child Got A Rare Disease?
This episode is all about helping this momma get through a very difficult time in her and her family's life right now. This whole hour will be focused on Kathure’s family and her daughter, little Beautiful Ayah. Last November, Ayah got diagnosed with SMA which stands for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. SMA is a very rare disease and 1 out 10.000 children get diagnosed with this disease every year. It is so rare that Denmark has not approved the treatment for it since they only get 2 cases every year. Kathure has to go outside Denmark to get the treatment for a gene replacement therapy called Zolgensma, which will cost them 2million USD out of pocket. As a parent and especially an international parent, I wouldn’t even know how I would handle this kind of news. Kathura is a strong woman and she is raising money to save her daughter's life. I want to do my part and help spread the news about SMA and have my voice be part of the cause and help Ayah have a normal life. Let me introduce you all to Kathure Mithika, an international mom from Kenya.
60 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Ep 18: From Making Danes Laugh To Changing Diapers In Denmark
This episode we will be talking to a dad who made his way into Denmark and is famous for making people laugh with his jokes about the danish language and some of the odd traditions that we all question about. I am so happy that he wanted to be on this radio show and podcast to talk about his experience being an international dad and his success as an english comedian in Denmark. If you live in Denmark, you might have seen him on TV 2 because he has been on there a couple times. I hope you all are ready for a good laugh with my next guest.He found that making people laugh in Denmark is the best tool to adapt to the cold culture and learn the language. We all question why Danes do it a certain way or why is the language written and spoken a certain way. Well, My guest now finds joy in making it into a comedy and performing it live in Denmark.
40 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
EP 17: Living The International Life with Michelle Hodge Anderson
For some people, living abroad is their way of life and it is what makes life exciting. Whether it is in the Middle East or somewhere in China, living in different parts of the world is where some families thrive. The family gets to experience different cultures and languages while raising their own kids. Today's guest is someone that left the US and never really returned. Michelle Hodge Anderson is an American Expat who moved abroad to teach English in Korea. From there she saw the world and never returned home to the US. Now, Michelle has settled in France after moving from China, Thailand and the middle east with her family working in various International Schools. Listen to Michelle's journey through the world with her family and how she is finally settling in France to build her business.
60 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
EP 16: Discovering Denmark With NIceno Larsen
On today’s episode we will be talking about what to do during these long winter days in Denmark. To me the hardest months to be in Denmark is in January-March because it is cold, windy and dark. Also, especially during these corona times where most of the places are closed and locked down. You can’t even meet with friends and have lunch AND all children's places are closed too. What can we do to keep sane during this long dreadful winter especially with the corona times? Today I have a blogger that is writing, filming and taking pictures of all her fun adventures with her kids. She has been living in Denmark for over 10 years. We will be talking about how she ended up in Denmark and about her fabulous blog Discover Denmark Diary. Plus, tips on what you can discover in Denmark. Check out her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/discover_denmark_diary/ Her websites has some nice tips on places to visit and discover for yourself: https://discoverdenmarkdiary.com
60 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
EP 15: An International Dad Living in Denmark
I’ve been interviewing so many incredible mom’s on this podcast and I love sharing their experience being an international parent. So today I am happy to say I have another dad willing to share his story on being a parent in Denmark. A dad’s perspective and experiences are so different so I want to learn more about other dad’s living abroad and what they have to go through. For example: How it is getting a job Finding friends Learning the language Being an international dad Finding their interest besides family And much more… I LOVE that I started this show because I get to learn so many different points of view, and how people experience living in Denmark or abroad. Today, I have an international dad from Tanzania. Benson Rukantabula. He has 1 daughter with his ex-wife who is Dane. Now, he is co-parenting with his Ex and living in Denmark working full-time, AND going to start a Dance Studio in Aarhus this year. He has lived here for several years so it will be interesting to hear about his perspective on culture shocks, finding friends, languages, and starting this studio in Aarhus.
60 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
EP 14: Raising Awareness of Autism While Living Abroad
Today, we will be talking about raising children with special needs but more specifically about Autism. When I started this podcast I was only thinking of how hard it is raising kids in a different culture and country, but I didn’t realize that there are parents living the international life with children that have special needs. Talk about double whammy on the difficulty factor. We have some superhero moms and dads out there, not only living abroad but in their home country raising their kids that have autism or have special needs. You guys are amazing and shout out to you all!!! You all are great parents!!! On Today’s episode, I have Therese Christensen, an international mom from the Philippines. Her husband is danish/filipino and they have 1 son together, named Fredrik. They are living in Denmark AND Frederik has Autism. We will be discussing with Therese about her life in Denmark with her family, and raising her son with Autism. She also wrote a children’s book along with her son that can build awareness for other parents and people out in the world.
60 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Ep 13: The Stress Of Being An International Parent
In today’s episode we are going to talk about how stressing being an international parent can be. We try to speak the language, adapt to the way of life and raise our kids in a completely different world then we grew up in. We also have the pressure of trying to keep it all together in front of our kids. We’ve all been there, but how do we handle it. How can we breathe and relax during these stressful times. This is why I have my guest today. She has helped me through some stressful times this year. Sometimes she gives me tips on how to calm down and balance my soul. I would like to welcome Beckie Andrews to the show and podcast. Beckie is from the UK and her husband too. They have 1 son together and have been living in Denmark for 5 years now. I’ve known Beckie for a couple years now. We met through an international mother group gathering. Listen, Laugh and Enjoy!
60 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Ep 12: Adapting to Denmark during the pandemic
On Today’s episode, we will be talking about how some internationals have to change their life when moving abroad. Many International spouse’s don’t get enough credit for moving their life to a new country. They are leaving their life behind, so their other half can follow their dream jobs. I talked to many internationals that had to give up their career or business behind in their home country and literally start over in Denmark. It takes courage to start over and move abroad, but many spouses living abroad support their partners so they take the leap of faith to the unknown. Today, I have a guest from Slovakia. She recently moved to Denmark with her family in March. She left her company back in Slovakia to start over in Denmark. I would like to introduce to you all Silvia Valent.
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