Category: Parenting & Family

Happy 10th Birthday to my daughter - an open letter: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life YOU love

An Open Letter to my 10 Year Old Daughter: Happy Birthday!

Dear Léna,

I’m running a bit late with your annual birthday letter as we have been way too busy having fun for me to sit down and write this to you. Every year I write an open letter to you and your sister on your birthdays (here are the letters from your previous birthdays: 7th birthday, 8th birthday, 9th birthday), as I know I’ll never remember all the little details of these weeks, months and years with you as children, so I hope it’s a way for me to remember and for you to know what life was like when you were little.… Read more

What To Do When You Feel You're Failing As A Parent: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get The Life YOU Love

What To Do When You Feel You’re Failing As A Parent

In December I will have been a mum for 10 years, and over that decade I’ve spent a huge amount of time feeling like I’m failing as a parent. Partly because of the expectations I’ve set myself – the things I feel I ought to be doing. Partly because, you know, I didn’t go to Parenting University and I don’t have a degree in being a mum, so I’ve been learning on the job.… Read more

9 Time Management Tips for Mums: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Get the life you love

9 Time Management Tips for Mums

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

The pain of missing family when you live abroad: www.FranglaiseMummy.com l Happy you, Happy them. Put YOUR oxygen mask on first.

The pain of missing family when you live abroad

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

Gender disappointment: when you have same sex children

Gender disappointment: when you have same sex children

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