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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  • Some songs to remember 2 weeks ago The end of the schoolyear is the toughest time for expats or internationally living families. To the usual change of class the change due to friends moving abroad is the one that affects us the most. We begin early to … Continue reading →
  • Some sites for teenagers who want to learn (or improve) their German 3 months ago When our tweens and teens start learning another language I’m sure they would benefit from reading texts on topics they like. Textbooks are usually on very conventional and not so updated arguments, which, in my opinion, makes language learning less … Continue reading →
  • Why is your toddler hitting you? 4 months ago When toddlers start hitting, many parents, teachers, care givers feel they are at a wits end. What makes it difficult is, that we usually assume that someone who hits us wants to hurt us. What children really want, is to … Continue reading →
  • King's Day 2015 and Koningsspelen (with song) 4 months ago Only 7 days and we’ll celebrate King’s Day for the second time. People will dress in Orange to symbolize the colour of the Royal Family. This color has royal roots and symbolizes the pride in the country and being Dutch, … Continue reading →
  • Take your home with you... 4 months ago When this image appeared on a facebook timeline today, I realized that what is said is not the case for me anymore. Even though I am an Adult Third Culture Kid and I felt the same way several times during … 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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