DiscoverMotherhood Meets Medicine163: Raising Kids Abroad with Christina Dismuke
163: Raising Kids Abroad with Christina Dismuke

163: Raising Kids Abroad with Christina Dismuke

Update: 2024-05-22


Traveling with children is not for the faint of heart. Leaving everything you’ve ever known along with family and friends to pursue a different lifestyle in a whole new country? Not a decision to be made lightly. 

But when you know that you’re being called to something different, you take the leap and see where you land. Christina Dismuke and her husband did just that and she’s here to tell us all about it. 

Christina was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and has her undergraduate and master's degree in education from Texas A&M. She has lived in Perth, Australia for the last four years with her husband and four kids all under the age of seven. When their twins were born, she took a career pause from the classroom, and has enjoyed the impact this has had on her family as they moved abroad. 

Their move to Australia and having four kids in general has really moved them toward simplicity, access to next day delivery materials for social media worthy sensory play invitations, etc. Just isn't a thing in Perth, one of the most remote cities in the world. It has steered her ship in a different direction and has invited Christina to be a better noticer picking up on what her kids are watching and giving them access to it. 

Listen in as she shares all about their life now and why they couldn’t have made a better decision for their family.

In this episode, we discuss: 

Their decision to live and raise their children internationally.

Her pregnancy and postpartum care in Perth and how it differs from the United States.

The differences in childcare and the schooling system in Perth.

Practical tips for traveling or living abroad with kids in general.


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Why did you and your husband decide to raise your kids abroad?

Is pregnancy and postpartum handled better in Australia?

How does the school system in Australia compare to the United States?

What are some tips for people traveling and or moving abroad with children?

Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 

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163: Raising Kids Abroad with Christina Dismuke

163: Raising Kids Abroad with Christina Dismuke

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