Dancing for a better life with Comic Relief l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Dancing for a better life with Comic Relief

Around this time last year I donned a red onesie, a top hat and a moustache and I walked around London in the cold, wind and rain for over 8 hours to raise money for Sport Relief via Team Honk. The weather was miserable and my body ached with the effort, but it was so worth it when we saw that our team had raised over £3,000 for the sports version of Comic Relief.… Read more

Language tips for children l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Free language tips for children

I am passionate about language-learning, in particular English and French as foreign languages. There are vast amounts of research that prove the beneficial effects of learning a second language: from reducing dementia later in life, to enabling the brain to work better in younger life. On top of that learning a foreign language helps us to empathise with other nationalities and cultures, which can’t be a bad thing!… Read more

How to find your own mummy friends l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

How to find your own mummy friends

When you’re a child you make friends at school, and as you get older friends come from university or jobs. Then the one point in your life when you really need friends who know what you’re going through – motherhood – you get stuck. It’s very rare that your existing, local, friends are having children at the same time as you, so becoming a mum can be quite a lonely time.… Read more

Making goals for 2015 l www.FrangaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Making goals for 2015

I’m not one for new year’s resolutions. I learnt many many years ago that they’re a recipe for failure. However I am one for goals and dreams. Around about this time last year I blogged about mine and Hubs’s plans for 2014. It was scary to commit my goals to “paper”, and then to share them with the world, but it makes you far more accountable and likely to achieve your goals.… Read more

Read 52 books a year challenge l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Read 52 books a year challenge

This time last year I kept seeing people on social media talking about reading a book a week – which I knew I could never do. But then I saw another challenge, to read 52 books a year. Which I thought I might just manage. You see I quite often read a book in a day, if it’s a me day or when I’m on holiday, but then other books can take me 3 or 4 weeks to read.… Read more

Je suis Charlie l Why France is on the brink of civil war l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Why France is on the brink of civil war

This is the title of a blog post that’s been going round in my mind since last summer, and yesterday’s horrific attacks have compelled me to share my thoughts on this very sad subject now.

As a lover of France for 30 years, and having lived there for well over half my adult life, I am shocked, saddened and disgusted by the horrific attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris yesterday.… Read more

Happy 8th Birthday L: An open letter l www.FranglaiseMummy.com l French and English Parenting and Lifestyle Ramblings

Happy 8th Birthday L: An open letter

To my darling L,

You are 8 years old today, and to mark your big day here is this year’s special letter (last year’s letter is here). I cannot for the life of me understand how on earth you can possibly be 8 years old. Surely it was just yesterday that we held you, our first baby, in our arms, this tiny bundle of 2.7kg of joy.… Read more

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