Expats Since Birth

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Expats Since Birth
This is a blog by an expat-since-birth multilingual mum living in the Netherlands with my Swissgerman husband, son and twin daughters about expat life, multilingualism, Third Culture Kids (and Adults), parenting and much more.
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  • Why aren't I instead of amn't I? 1 week ago Why don’t we say “amn’t I” instead of “aren’t I”? Isn’t “aren’t I” grammatically incorrect? – I recently had a long discussion with my son about the fact that using aren’t I is not grammatically correct, at least not from a historical point … Continue reading →
  • Monolingual Parents and Bilingual Children? 1 week ago Can monolingual parents have bilingual children ? What is a monolingual anyway? Continue reading →
  • Stille Nacht & Astro del Ciel 3 months ago One of my favourite German Christmas carols is Stille Nacht (heilige Nacht), not only because its message and the sweet memories singing it with my parents at Christmas when I was a child, but also because there is also an Italian version of it, with … Continue reading →
  • How to volunteer in a healthy and efficient way 4 months ago I lead several volunteer groups in the past 20 years and have helped many volunteers who were close to give up to change their way to volunteer into a more healthy one, for them, their family and the organization or group they were … Continue reading →
  • Repair instead of buying new 6 months ago With the month of October fast approaching, as a buy-nothing-new-month “celebrated” in other countries too, when I saw this post on my timeline this morning, I remembered that I saw some Repair Cafés in Germany recently. I wasn’t really surprised to … Continue reading →

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  • Top 5 aspects about The Netherlands from a European perspective Expat Blog Awards 2013 The majority of articles listing characteristics of life in the Netherlands are written from a mainly American or British point of view. But how do other Europeans perceive life in the Netherlands? What do they think about the food, the weather, the...

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Website Reviews » There are 5 reviews on Expats Since Birth

Olga
21:15 PM November 13, 2012

This interesting blog covers a range of topics ranging from multilingualism to being an expats or parenting twins. A must-read not only for multilingual parents!

Maria
12:40 PM November 14, 2012

This is a wonderful blog exploring the challenges of parenting away from your own country and culture. Definetely a must for every curious mom/dad !!!!!

Our Adventure In Croatia
12:17 PM November 24, 2012

Interesting expat blog about parenting in a bilingual world! go check it out!

Lisa
16:39 PM November 26, 2012

Wonderful, informative Blog !

Anne
11:38 AM November 27, 2012

Very interesting blog! I enjoy reading it. Thank you for sharing.

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