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The Best Apps to Learn French: Tested by an Expat

Heading into 2021, I am continuously thinking about the best apps to learn French. Learning French by app is the way I’ve learned French thus far. As an American Expat living in France, it’s been my go-to method of learning. I know what you’re thinking, how can you possibly learn French via an app. Well, the answer is simple. The best way to learn French is through an accessible and consistent method. You always have your phone on you. No matter where life takes you, your phone is still there. We can download any French learning app we want at the…

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Do the French Hate Halloween? American Invasion to Blame?

Do the French Hate Halloween? American Invasion to Blame? Halloween in France. All Saints’ Day. La Toussaint! Oh, where do I begin?  My relationship with Halloween is one of a curious nature. I grew up in a small Christian town in Pennsylvania with six sisters. Needless to say, my parents always had their eyes on us. They never wanted us playing Pokemon cards or reading Harry Potter in fear of us dabbling in “Witch Craft.” We went to church every Sunday, sometimes Wednesdays, for bible study. This little bird was shocked when my parents agreed to let us celebrate Halloween. Of course,…

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Fête des Pères in France is Father’s Day

  Fête des Pères, is Father’s Day in France as you may have guessed       We celebrate Fête des Peres (Father’s Day) in France every third Sunday in June. To start, Father’s Day is not a public holiday, so if your pêre (dad) works Sundays, he may want to take the day off. For me, Father’s Day is extra special. I get to celebrate my Dad, my Stepdad, and my husband all in one day.   The holiday has religious origins in France. It’s no surprise that France has been celebrating Father’s Day since the Middle Ages during its Catholic…

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How to Celebrate Easter (Pâques) Stuck at Home: Coronavirus Dilemma

When you read Easter is in danger of being canceled, your brain can start to think about how to Celebrate Easter Stuck at Home. It’s genuinely a Coronavirus Dilemma. In France, Easter is known as Pâques. Macron announced Easter would most likely be canceled, leaving the French people to spend Pâques stuck at home this year. I am guilty of reading every news article that mentions Plâques stuck at home. My computer screen has become my permanent newspaper for all things CORONA! The more I saw the headlines, “Quarantine to postpone Easter,” I realized Easter cannot be canceled. We simply have…

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How to find french blogs in English

Start: Find french blogs in English Since I was little, I’ve always had a fascination with the French culture and the French language. Naturally, when I married a Frenchman, my curiosity grew. Now here I am blogging all about France. Before I wrote my first blog, I decided to do some research on French blogs in English. How does someone find the best French blogs written in English today? What are the French blogs about today? Do people actually care to read French blogs in English? All of these questions were running through my head like wildfire.  You may also…

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