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Half French. Half American. Full Fun! A blog about cross-cultural living & parenting, how to blend the American and French culture together to create a unique family culture.
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  • How to keep the language momentum after summer vacation 2 years ago For many parents like me who raise bilingual kids, summer is a special time. We travel to see family and friends. We sometimes get visitors from Europe. We spend quality family time. Summers are golden for practicing the minority language (in my case – French). My kids make enormous progress in...
  • Cool down this summer with this amazing lavender lemonade 2 years ago Today, I’m sharing with you my favorite homemade lemonade infused with lavender. I love making it in the summer when it’s hot outside. It’s refreshing, tastes so good and it’s always a hit. Let me know how you like this little floral twist. Lavender Lemonade Ingredients 4 tsp dried...
  • French Techniques to make children eat everything 2 years ago Since my last post about how to make kids eat everything, I received questions about how I’m handling things at home. Let me first disclose the fact that my kids don’t eat everything… yet. My son tends to refuse anything green. My daughter will eat things according to her mood of the day, so...
  • Things French expats bring back to the US from vacation 2 years ago I recently came back from vacation in France, and my suitcases always are borderline overweight on the way back to the US. I use every inch available in my luggage to bring things back. In fact, now that my kids are old enough to carry their own suitcases, I often use theirs to bring extra...
  • How to increase French language exposure 2 years ago A while ago, I wrote about creating a need for bilingual kids to speak the target language. Along with the need to speak, exposure to the language goes hand in hand. In my case, my kids spend 7 hours in American school every day. As the sole French speaker of my household, I’m always on... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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21:31 PM May 03, 2018

Marie is tres interesting and fun! Her posts cover all kinds of things that pop up in a multicultural family - even if you're an expat (with no family), you'll find these posts helpful and fall in love with her. :)

15:17 PM May 04, 2018

This is a heartwarming, fun, authentic franco-american blog. Real tips for everyday frustrations and of course, also the beautiful side of having such a mélange at home. Really enjoy it!

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