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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.

Sleep & Sleep Hygiene

Date: February 15, 2020
Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health. Adequate amount and good quality of sleep are basic human needs

Life Choices

Laurent Cinot and his family
Author : Alex Alba
Date: February 01, 2020
 Members of the Family Network have varied experiences and outlooks on life. While professional growth and careers are important for some, for others it’s the needs of the home and family. 

Solving a Temporary Career Dilemma: from...

Solving a Career Dilemma
Author : Alex Alba
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
Author : Alex Alba
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
Author : Alex Alba
Date: September 01, 2019
Recently arrived in DC? Here’s what’s happening at the WBFN to help you start your life here.