5 talks worth watching for multicultural parents


Here is my selection of talks that are actually worth watching if like me, you are raising little world citizens and are not sure where you come from any more.

The French Goûter

French children all eat a fourth meal during the day. It is called 'Le goûter'.

The French gouter - 4 o'clock snack

5 items not on our family packing list

I am not really keen on packing lists as I always think people carry way too many things especially when it comes to travelling with children.

5 items not on our family packing list

Orange picking in Orlando

When you think about Orlando, you may not straight away think about orange picking. 

Orange picking in Orlando

3 geography activities for little world citizens

geography activities for little world citizens

This past year, LJ, 6, and I have been trying to spend to do a few activities focusing on learning about world geography. I say trying, because we a 2-year-old in tow, it is sometimes a challenge. 

Camping with children in Switzerland (on a budget)

We are freshly back from a long weekend camping with two young children (6 and 2) in Switzerland, Lucerne to be precise.

Camping ona budget in Switzerland with kids


5 things having a penpal has taught me

Do children even know what it is like to have a penpal any more? The anticipation of waiting for a letter from someone far away? I am not sure.

5 things having a penpal has taught me

My best tip for raising multilingual children

Parents get asked all the time about their best tips for this and that. This week bloggers around the world were set the challenge to share their best tip to motivate a child to speak the minority language.

my best tip to raise bilingual children

6-year-olds around the world (3)

Our third instalment in this little series takes us to Asia, Europe and America to meet another 4 fabulous 6-year-olds.

Being 6 years old in the world


Germany and cash

A credit card gets you nowhere in Germany. Cash is king. Did you know that about Germany?

Why Germans pay for everything in cash


Hosting a book swap party: cakes and books

Hosting a book swap party

Are your bookshelves bursting? Are you addicted to books? Here is how to get rid of old books and get new reads at the same time. All for free.

Tips to boost your toddler's speech

I was at the playground this morning with my boy. I came back totally amazed by how little some parents speak to their kids.

tips to get your toddler to speak more

My authentic French quiche

There is one cooking book on my bookshelf that I have had since the day I left home to go and live on my own for University. It is not a fancy cookbook. It is battered and bruised. It is small and simple. And I love it.

quiche lorraine recipe


As Aventuras de Sofia na Selva (Portuguese book review)

When I was little, I loved yoga. I practised yoga for many years as a child and teenager. As an adult, this has helped me tremendously with relaxation techniques, in particular. So when I heard about the books written by Giselle Shardlow, from Kids Yoga Stories, to introduce yoga to children through reading while moving, I wanted in.

As aventuras de Sofia na Selva: a book review

Expat in Germany: the good and the bad

Expat in Germany: the good and the bad

I have been writing positive posts about living in Germany, raising children in Germany, amazing facilities, etc, because Germany IS a great place to live and to raise children. However, I was reminded by a friend (who used to live in Germany) that not everything is perfect and that there are downsides too. I also keep getting emails from people wanting to move to Germany with children, asking about different aspects of life. So I thought I'd counter-balance things a little.

15+ reasons why being a child in Germany rocks

I recently read this article about reasons why being a child in Germany is great. But I really was not convinced by some of the arguments: the Happy Meal being the worse one. So I decided to compile my own list.

15 reasons being a child in Germany is great

5 things you do not need to happen on a family trip

We have had our fair share of travelling disasters. On top of the usual airline delays, lost luggage, etc, we have 'visited' an Italian hospital with a toddler. We have been to an ear specialist while on honeymoon in the Indian Ocean. Without going into dramatic stories, there are those little annoying things that happen in every trip that you remember for years even though they didn't really spoil your trip or holiday.

Things you do not need to happen on a family vacation
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