Growing Up Expat

Welcome to our Blog!

This is our experience moving from the US to Portugal, trying to figure things out, and raising our kids abroad.

After years of dreaming of living abroad, we finally decided to take the plunge! In October 2021 we moved to Portugal with our two kids and our dog Bailey.

Latest Blog Posts

We love Lisboa

Yesterday we learned how to take the metro. It’s super easy and convenient. Today we decided to take a break from running errands and to just play tourist. I’m glad we did- we really needed the break. We took the metro to the Praca do Comercio. We took the elevator from the metro up to … Continue reading We love Lisboa


Today has been our best day so far. We decided that our top priority today was to get a second stroller. We have been out so much that one stroller won’t cut it. We found a store that is a 21 minute walk and we set out. It took way longer than 21 minutes because … Continue reading Lisbon

First two days in Portugal

Today is our second day in Portugal, but our first full day. And our first day with sleep. Kyle and I didn’t sleep at all on the plane, so yesterday was especially rough. Today felt a lot better. I can see why people fall in love with Lisbon, and we haven’t even done anything fun … Continue reading First two days in Portugal