Episode 4: Making Mom Friends as an Expat with Hannah Kelley

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Meet Hannah. A mom, a wife and an American living her first years of motherhood in Japan. In this episode we will deep dive into the similarities and differences of finding your tribe when you're hundreds (or thousands) of miles away from family and friends.


  • Hanna tells what brought her to Japan and a little about life there with her family

  • We chat about the struggles of making mom friends at home and abroad

  • We discuss the role of social media when keeping in touch with friends near and far

  • Hannah shares some humorous stories about her mom friend journey as an expat



About Hannah

My name is Hannah Kelley. I married a handsome fella and we have the most rambunctious blue-eyed baby girl named Lucy. We our currently living life in the peaceful country side of Japan. I have stepped away from my career as a busy pediatric ICU nurse to live my dream as a full time Mama in this season. I love making new friends and try to live everyday like it’s a gift.

You can check out Hannah's mom bun on her instagram:


Nicole White