Franglaise Mummy has changed a lot since I started this blog in February 2012, because I have changed a lot in that time too. I initially started this blog when we were trying for our second baby as I wanted to share the differences between parenting in France and the UK, and I wanted to document our children’s lives too.… Read more
I wasn’t going to blog about Brexit, I’ve written “political” posts on this blog before and received abusive comments in return, and it’s not nice, but I can’t not say anything.
When I woke up on Friday morning, at 3am UK time (6am Mauritius time), Remain was leading. Just. And through the course of my morning I watched as it became apparent that Leave would win.… Read more
When I originally decided to blog about my 40 year old body the title that came to mind was “Coming to terms with my 40 year old body”, but the more I thought about it the more I hated the whole negativity of it, and I started to list reasons I was proud of my 40 year old body.… Read more
Most people don’t know that I have suffered from burnout. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, I don’t tend to share when things are going badly. I hole up, I lick my wounds, I work through it all in my head, confiding in one or two people close to me, and then I may, or may not, share about it once I’ve come out the other end.… Read more
A couple of weeks ago I got a lovely email from one of my readers, asking me how I found the time to do everything that I do, as she said she just didn’t have time to do anything and she wanted to know how I managed it. So I decided to pull together my time management tips for mums, for you lovely lady…and for all those other mums out there, banging their heads against brick walls as they try and find a way to fit it all in.… Read more
I’d been practising visualisation for years before I first heard of it. It was something I’d just started doing, of my own accord, and then one day I heard the word, visualisation, and I thought, “oh, how funny, that sounds like what I do”!
My first experience with visualisation
My earliest memory of visualisation is from when I was in the Sixth Form at school, I was 17 and getting ready to apply to university.… Read more
I totally missed Mother’s Day in the UK this year so I’ll be celebrating my mum in a couple of weeks when it’s Mother’s Day in Mauritius and France. In the run-up to this special day my emails and social media news feeds are filling up with gift suggestions and offers.… Read more
I don’t normally write blog posts for dads; I write them for mums, I write them for kids, I write them for my family, but never for dads. But this is such an important one and I think it’s time for all dads to understand why it benefits them when us mums have Me Time.… Read more
Dear Mrs Morrison (my GCSE History teacher),
I don’t know if you remember me, Sophie, but I just wanted to write you this little letter of recognition and of appreciation.
In September it will be 27 years since I first walked into your History class at secondary school. I was 13 years old and I didn’t think I liked History as I’d spent the first two years at secondary school being bored by it.… Read more
I first moved abroad when I was 20 years old. I was doing a degree in French and Spanish, and part of my third year involved me spending 5 months in France and 5 months in Spain. I vividly remember a very emotional farewell at the airport, as two of my uni friends and I headed off on this new adventure.… Read more
I hadn’t realised that gender disappointment or gender preferences existed until I announced I was pregnant with Léna, our eldest. Almost immediately people asked me whether we wanted a boy or a girl. This question about our unborn baby’s gender really shocked me. We don’t live in a country, age or society where one gender is more important than the other, so why the big deal?… Read more