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Annabelle Humanes
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Rethinking my identity as a trailing spouse
I am an introvert. I don't do small talk very well. Inevitably when someone asks me why I live in Germany, my answer includes "my husband's job". And more often than not, I am labelled as a trailing spouse. I have never really thought beyond that. I don't r...
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5 games for multilingual families
Are you a multilingual family? Are you looking for some games the whole family can play together in any language? We love games the whole family can play together: this means most ages and most languages too. So, when grandma and grandpa come over, they can...
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5 games for multilingual families
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Sustainable and ethical Swedish kids clothes shopping in Gothenburg
Where to buy amazing Swedish clothes for kids in Gothenburg? Top and dress by DUNS I am not going to lie. Once we had decided to travel to Sweden last summer, I immediately started researching what shops and brands were on our itinerary. I love Swedish kids...
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25 books for cross-cultural children of all ages
Always on the look-out for books that children can identify with, I have put together this collection of volumes for our kids. All of these books are suitable for third-culture kids, cross-culture kids, expat children, highly mobile families and imigrant fa...
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Multilingualism in my family: Caroline's story
This month's instalment of multilingualism in my family comes from Caroline, Michael and their two children. They are a trilingual family (Polish, German and English) currently in Germany. Caroline tells me answering these questions was a real eye-opener as...
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Why my children are not growing up abroad
I may be raising my children abroad. My husband may be raising his children abroad. As a couple, we do live abroad. However, as a family, we do not live abroad. Our notions of abroad are all different. My children have little notion of abroad.  What is abro...
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My German birth story
If you have read my first birth story which took place in the UK , you will have heard a tale of breastfeeding struggles and lack of support post-partum. Let me tell you how different and similar my German birth story is. (If you want to read a condensed ve...
My German birth story
My German birth story
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Post-partum support was so lacking!
My U.K. birth story
My U.K. birth story
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10 tips to make food culture a family priority
We celebrate diversity and live a multicultural lifestyle through many aspects of our life. One of these is food culture. I am from France. French food culture is one of the most renowned in the world. Families gather together for hours eating simple or fan...
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My U.K. birth story
It is Saturday morning. 3 days past my due date. I had a membrane sweep two days ago to try and get things going naturally. Correction. The midwife came to my house and attempted the sweep but she backed out when I found it particularly uncomfortable. It is...
My U.K. birth story
My U.K. birth story
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