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Diary of a Host Mom: How Living With Exchange Students Affected Our Family
This is a journal that was kept by a middle-class christian woman from 2001-2003 chronicling the ins and outs of daily life when teenagers from other cultures were invited into the family. At the time, the family lived in busy Southern California but has since moved to the Cincinnati, OH metro area. The book captures many positive and negative experiences associated with her own family's experience as well as those of other host families after the aut...