This paper takes a different approach to the topic of 'migration,' attempting to explain how ideas migrate and how people's ideas change as they themselves move either geographically or in terms of their family position. We look first at the experience of migration for women in Indonesia and Newfoundland. We also pay attention to how ideas change as women age and join a different generation. We then look at how our own ideas change as a result of working with colleagues from a different cultural background, especially in the context of comparative studies of women's lives. In our conclusion we look at what this approach to the 'migration of ideas' tells us about the consequences for women's situations.