GLOBAL MOM Parenting Memoir is Released
For anyone traveling internationally with children, from everyday adventurers to military service men and women, and for anyone who loves a riveting family tale, Melissa Dalton-Bradford's GLOBAL MOM, A MEMOIR: EIGHT COUNTRIES, SIXTEEN ADDRESSES, FIVE LANGUAGES, ONE FAMILY (Familius, July 2013) is an intimate and colorfully-narrated peek inside the nomadic life of a family of six. Eloquently written, GLOBAL MOM is both hilarious and painfully honest, a story of motherhood under unique, cross-cultural circumstances.
GLOBAL MOM spans 20 years and while it covers Dalton-Bradford giving birth in a château in Versailles and singing jazz on Norwegian TV to navigating the traffic patterns of Singapore, it also covers the ultimate passage-from life to death as Melissa's firstborn son at the age of 18, died when he tried to save the life of a college classmate trapped in a lethal whirlpool.
With her husband and their four children, Dalton-Bradford spent years country-hopping: From Norway's Northern Lights and the City of Light in Paris, to the speed of light of the Autobahn in Munich, to the deep tropics of Southeast Asia and the elevations of the Swiss Alps. This multicultural tale includes:
- Giving birth in a chateau in Versailles
- Singing jazz on Norwegian TV
- Living on an island in a fjord
- Judging an Indonesian beauty contest
- Navigating the labyrinth of French bureaucracy and the traffic patterns of Singapore, and
- Sitting around a big pine table where the whole family learns languages, cultures and cuisines-where they learn to love this complex and diverse world and, most importantly, each other.
In addition to telling grand stories of extraordinary adventures, GLOBAL MOM also serves as a wonderful guidebook for parents traveling internationally with children.