I am a writer, researcher, multilingual homeschooling mother, former sailing instructor, with a past in environmental science and social innovation. My passions are eclectic and I often wish I could dedicate myself to one thing. I’ve given up trying to focus my blog so I hope to continue to engage you all on a wide range of topics with a common thread of being mostly funny.
I also write for In Culture Parent and, when I feel the need to cut loose, I post over at BluntMoms. I even once wrote a piece for the Fast Company blog. That would be my one and only writing namedrop. I should have more but my past lives are rife with letting opportunities fly by.
I no longer do that so if you want to work with me as a writer, speaker, researcher, or pitch something entirely different, I am open to pawning off my kids and hopping on a plane at a moment’s notice.
What I wrote when I first started this blog back in 2010.
Welcome! About me.. hmmm not sure how much or little to say.
The Basics: I am a franco-american mother of two girls. As of Nov ’10, Pacifique is two and a half; She was born in Brooklyn, New York. My second is called Claude – and yes she is a girl. Claude was born September 1st 2010. She is 13 weeks old today. She was born in Singapore where we relocated this past July so yes I am one of those crazy people who decided to move to other side of planet at 34 weeks pregnant. The father of these two lovely wee ladies is my Mexican Don Juan – Javier.
Why this blog? Why not. Everyone else is doing it right? In all seriousness, I really struggled during the first two years figuring out how to handle the multilingual aspects of bringing up a child. I felt there wasn’t a whole not out there, particularly when you are looking at 3+languages. That said, now that I’ve decided to start this blog, I’ve come across lots of great resources – always the way isn’t it? Since I’ve paid for my url and figured out WordPress, I am forging ahead and hope to share what I’ve found and learned with you here. I am also pretty sure that language is going to continue to be a challenge for me now that we live in a country with four official languages: Malay, Tamil, Mandarin & English and with an unofficial fifth – Singlish. I hope you enjoy this site. Please do feel free to email me with any thoughts, ideas, questions or would like to contribute. warmly, Cordelia (aka Coco)