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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  • The Christmas jumper... 1 day ago Since we are living in a highly international environment, I am constantly fascinated by the different cultures, beliefs, traditions and even though I think that I “get it” most of the times, there are – now and then – details … Continue reading →
  • Third generation of international children 2 months ago Are you raising your children abroad? Are you trying (almost) everything to transmit your cultural heritage and your mothertongue? When our children are second – or third, fourth etc – generation of international children, transmitting cultural heritage and language becomes … Continue reading...
  • Kintsugi or the art of resilience 3 months ago When a friend posted this picture on her timeline today, it reminded me of the Japanese art of Kintsugi. It is the art to repair broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum (a method … Continue reading →
  • Acquacalda, Switzerland, 2-Day Hike to the Mountain Hotel 4 months ago On our way to the west mountains surrounding Olivone, (one of the smaller towns in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland), my dad and I trudged up through the hills close to the place my mum dropped us off. Since … Continue reading →
  • Hiking in Ticino (Southern Switzerland) 4 months ago The southernmost canton of Switzerland is Ticino. It has 8 districts and borders the Canton of Uri (to the north), Valais (to the west), Graubünden (to the northeast) and Italy’s regions of Piedmont and Lombardy to the south (and it … Continue reading →

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  • International Schools in The Hague: an Overview and a Guidelining Questionnaire Education and International Schools Globally moving expatriates with school children often opt for international schools as they are designed to ease the educational transition from one country to another. Still, it is important to know the local education system as some international...
  • 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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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!

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 !!!!!

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12:17 PM November 24, 2012

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

16:39 PM November 26, 2012

Wonderful, informative Blog !

11:38 AM November 27, 2012

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

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