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Stay connected with The Expat Housewife of Jakarta

Shopping 

Ethically hand made quilts, scarves and textiles from Indonesia House of Diamonds

Sponsor a child from an Indonesian trash picking community to go to school; as well as turning non-recyclable trash into useable goods such as shopping bags. XSProject

Counseling

International Wellbeing Centre

Recommended websites

Valuable resource for expats with discussions of common issues faced with expat families such as emotional abuse, loneliness and email addiction disorder. Expatriate Connection

Food for your soul…The Tuna Chronicles

Family fun activities in Jakarta…We love Jakarta

Current news and information for expats living in Indonesia Indonesia Expat

Recommended Podcasts

Long Distance Call by Eliza Harvey

Two Fat Expats by Kristy Rice and Nikki Moffitt

We Love Jakarta


As you all know, I am currently taking a break from Jakarta at the moment, so a lot of my posts have been around life outside of the Big Durian. With the Christmas holidays coming up, many expats choose to fly home for the Silly Season however some expats decide to stay also.

If you are one of the few who will be staying in Jakarta over the break, please check out one of my dearest friend’s website for lots of fun activities and travel ideas for those living in Jakarta.

http://www.welovejakarta.com

Tips for a long lasting marriage 


I recently had a very rare moment where all three of my kids were actually napping at the same time, so I got to have a HOT cup of tea and read a trashy woman’s magazine! I came upon an article written by a marriage counselor revealing her tips to a long lasting, passionate marriage. After being married for six years, most of it as an expat, and with three kids under the age of three, I desperately needed some tips!

So what were the three tips? Continue reading