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” holidays behind, but this little bird is not giving up so quickly on her beloved American Independence Day. Regardless of where I live, I want to enjoy the feeling of freedom and togetherness. Should I wait and just celebrate Fête Nationale du 14 juillet? The…

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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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Essential Baby Travel Guide: Holiday Road trip Edition

The holiday season is a magical time of year no matter who you are. Yes, it can prove to be stressful with extended families coming into town, the dreaded political debates, or the fact that your twice removed cousin has forgotten where they parked their car 😅. Yes, the smells of savory food and lovely wafs of sweet-smelling pie seem to wash away all the anguish; however, there’s something that never seems to get easier, especially with the holidays! TRAVELING WITH A BABY! I used to think the hardest task in life was traveling with my beloved Coco Bacon. This…

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