Mom in France is Karin’s Blog.
Karin is the mom of two boys, Boo & Little Guy and lives on the French Riviera. As Karin explains in her About Page, Mom in France chronicles her mostly fun, sometimes bewildering, adventures of an expat parenting two bi-lingual, bi-cultural kids.
So, let’s dive in and see what it has in store for us….
Karin sensibly divides up her blog into six easy to understand categories.
Delving into Work/ Life Balance I found a host of good articles; the two that stood out for me though were… I Hate Mornings (about how the arrival of Boo has changed Karin’s early starts) and The Sixty Second Rant (which is about… umm….. well, ranting for sixty seconds – as one does!)
The other posts in this category are just as good, by the way so don’t bypass them just because I haven’t mentioned them here.
As you can see from her header (and from the lovely post Car Exchange?), Karin owns a blue 2CV (the blue ones go faster than the others – that’s a little known fact! You’d have thought the red ones were the fastest, wouldn’t you?) – which makes her a pretty good guy in my book!
She is also in the process of turning a perfectly responsible pseudo-provençale house into…. well, perhaps it’s best if you take a look at this post to see what!
Maybe not to everyone’s taste but, if you read all the articles in the Little House on the Riviera category, you’ll understand the logic.
In a way (and I can’t even spell architect or historian), I think this sort of thing used to happen in the old days (good or bad) when extensions were added to chateaux every hundred years or so.
If you like where you live; if you’re attached to the view, why change you house as your life changes – to me, that makes more sense than selling your house to strangers, moving to somewhere with a different view and buying another house from other strangers.
Moving swiftly on from a subject that’s probably more suited to an architect (and I do believe that I’ve managed to spell that word correctly twice in a row! I’ll be walking on water next!)
Of course, there’s far more to this blog than re-modelling a house on the French Riviera.
Most of the rest of the blog seems to focus on Boo and Little Guy.
And, if you look very carefully at In the Moment, you might notice that Boo is proving himself to be a right little Frenchman! He’ll be wanting to have a drive of that 2CV next! And more strength to him!
There are a whole host of posts about Parenting (for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing – personally, I can’t understand why they can’t invent children who are born aged 18 and ready to go out to work? After all, we put a man on the moon, didn’t we?)
But, if you’re interested in the problems of having to clean poop out of the bathtub (see here for more details), I dare say you’ll pop over to take a look.
For anyone thinking about visiting the French Riviera, you should really take a look at the posts that Karin has categorised under Places & Adventures before you leave.
And even if you can’t physically get down to the South of France, you should really pop along to Mom in France and say hello. Karin loves hearing from her readers and she always responds to mail.
And as for me, all I can say is…. Damn fine 2CV!
And clever Karin for choosing a blue one; the blue ones go faster than the others, did you know that?
All the best