Category: Expat

  • American mom’s first two weeks living in France during Lockdown

    American mom’s first two weeks living in France during Lockdown

    American mom’s first two weeks living in France during Lockdown. How this U.S. family handled living in France during confinement? There’s something quite daunting about moving to a foreign country. There are many unknown variables, and then you toss in a countrywide lockdown. As a U.S. family residing in France during confinement, I did my […]

  • 4th of July in France for an American Expat

    4th of July in France for an American Expat

    Celebrating the 4th of July in France this year is an exciting and daunting event. The holiday is only 10 days before Bastille Day (Fête Nationale). Therefore, a small part of me feels bizarre, attempting to celebrate July 4th for Anglophone. Moving to a new country makes you question if you should leave some of “your” […]

  • Moving Homes in 2020 is a Hot Mess

    Moving Homes in 2020 is a Hot Mess

    Moving homes in 2020 is a Hott Mess. Changing apartments in NYC is Trainwreck! Moving apartments this year should have been simple. I’ve changed residences in NYC more than I like to admit. Relocating houses is a stress-inducing procedure, peeps. Packing with a baby and dog in tow is equivalent to walking barefoot on the […]

  • Becoming a US Citizen: A Frenchman turned naturalized American

    Becoming a US Citizen: A Frenchman turned naturalized American

    Can anyone understand the French Accent? Everything Yannick knew of the States had come from what saw on television as a child. The music he listed to was American. The popular T.V. shows and movies were American. The clothes I think they were French actually. Needless to say, when Mr. French (Yannick) arrived in the […]