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Mosaic was the printed version of WBFN monthly pubication sent to all members; it was discontinued in 2014. Should you be interested pdf versions are made available to our members in our Mosaic Archives.

Solving a Temporary Career Dilemma: from...

Solving a Career Dilemma
Date: January 15, 2020
Marcela had spent over ten years to qualify as a pediatric intensive care specialist. She was working at a hospital in Brazilia when she and her husband decided to move to Chicago for two years...

Where Shall We Go Next? (AKA the conversation)

Where Shall we go next
Date: January 01, 2020
I loved my job but I had to leave to follow my spouse; I underestimated the cost in every sense of moving with him/her; I am tired of having to stop and start with every relocation; or, We discussed it but I didn’t think she would get the job. Does this sound familiar...

Working In an American Company

Lorenzo Alia
Date: January 01, 2020
My life experience in the United States would not have been complete if I had not found a job in an American company. Why? Because it’s an excellent way to understand American society better...

The Tuya Tree (or learning to see)

The Tuya Tree (or learning to see)
Date: December 01, 2019
I arrived just before Christmas, which is Brazil’s summer, the end of the school year, and when people generally head from the cities to the beach. Wonderful, I thought—how exciting that the seasons and even vacations were turned on their heads. I had really crossed into another land, which was exactly what I had intended. Brazil was...

Giving Back in Country Office Locations

Third Story Project founders receiving printer donation from WBFN
Date: November 01, 2019
November is a month when we think about giving gifts for the upcoming holidays, but also giving back to those in need.

What Are the Basics of Domestic Abuse and...

What Are the Basics of Domestic Abuse and Prevention?
Date: October 01, 2019
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the United States. This is a time to reflect on education and prevention within our communities.

Recently arrived in DC? Here is a quick look at...

Check list for a successful relocation WBFN activities
Date: September 01, 2019
Recently arrived in DC? Here’s what’s happening at the WBFN to help you start your life here.

What is the Families in Global Transition...

What is the Families in Global Transition Conference
Date: August 15, 2019
What is the Families in Global Transition Conference and How Can It Be Useful to You?

Entertaining Kids on a Plane Trip

Entertaining Kids on a Plane Trip
Date: July 11, 2019
Flying with a baby?  A toddler? A five-year old? Long flights often make kids cranky, crazy and generally difficult to handle