What does Franglaise mean? The origin of the word is from français ”French” + anglais ”English”, and I find it pretty much sums me up: I am English, I moved to France when I was 22 (after studying French at university), I then lived in France until I was 34, marrying a Frenchman and raising 2 half English half French daughters. For the past 2 years or so our Franglais family has been living in London with our French dog, French cat, and two English cats in a very Franglais way.
Why Franglaise mummy? Because we have always raised our daughters the franglais way; that is we take the bits that suit us from French and English parenting, mix them up and that’s what works for us, in our bilingual, bicultural home, be that in France or the UK.
That’s me and our family in a nutshell, I hope you enjoy reading my musings about raising a child this way and my comparisons between England and France.
L = our 6 year old daughter
C = our baby daughter, born in November 2012
Hubs = my long-suffering French husband, living in a house full of females!
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