Category: Lifehacks

Learning a new language the expat mum way

If you’re an expat mum, even if you’ll only be abroad for a couple of years (which then turn into 20), you’ll be faced with the challenge of learning your new community language. You could play it easy and only mingle with people who speak your mother tongue because ‘you’ll be going back home soon’. Just bear in mind that you may very well not be going back home as soon as you thought and Read More …

How to nurture your expat kid’s connection to your home culture

Becoming an expat mum means facing many challenges that you never even considered before. In this series, I’m trying to gather good advice on these topics into clear guides that can help you navigate these issues. Have you ever feared that your kids are not in tune with your birth culture? Do you wonder how you could nurture that connection so that they feel they share your culture as well as that of the host Read More …

How to build your expat mum support system

We’ve reached the end of the 5-post series. And I couldn’t be happier! The series has been viewed 6000+ times, with “Why being an expat mum is the hardest job you’ll even have” being by far the most  popular. Until now. Because in this post, I’ll be showing you what I developed over the years as an expat mum to be able to live serenely and happy: my own expat mum support system. The expat Read More …

Multilingual children: the best thing you can do for yours, before you even have them

The increasingly frequent phenomenon of the multilingual child How do multilingual children come to be? There seem to be two main possibilities: either they’re born in a country with more than one official language, or they’re exposed to more than language through -most probably- their parents, whose mother tongue is not the language of the country where their children are growing up. But, why are there increasing numbers of multilingual children? Easy! Increasing numbers of Read More …