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 best to enjoy all the obstacles as they arose. After all, I survived lockdown in a New York City box, so the next two weeks were bound to be a delight.  Read my previous post, “Moving homes in 2020 is a Hott Mess”, to see…

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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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Indoor Baby Activities in the South of France

  Reevaluating Travel Plans   I never thought I would have to worry about Indoor Baby Activities in the South of France. We are the type of family who loves to travel with our baby despite how difficult it may be. However, travel came to a crashing halt with the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the South of France. The Delort’s had to reevaluate our travel plans quickly. We ultimately decided to stay at home with our little one vs. moving to France at our original departure date. Quarantining indoors meant having to find indoor activities for our baby. It’s…

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5 Ways to Master Your Valentine’s Day: Easy French Inspired Ideas

I decided to write about the 5 Easy way to master your French Inspired Valentine’s Day because I normally am not the type of person to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I don’t yearn for flowers (I am allergic, but that’s a story for another post). This time five years ago I would be sitting at home with a bag of chocolates and contemplating what to watch on Hulu or Netflix for the big exciting day. Yes, I love getting romantic gestures the same as the next but I never liked the idea of just celebrating your partner for just one day.…

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Travel checklist for the South of France: Montpellier

Before I moved to New York in 2015, I never left the US. The furthest The Bird had traveled was to Disney World, and that was done in a car 😆. My then-boyfriend turned husband sprang the idea of visiting his family in Montpellier, France sometime in February 2016. Oh goodness… only a few months to get things in order. I never imagined a world in which: 1. I would be on a plane traveling across the Atlantic. 2. In a foreign country where I didn’t speak the language. 3. Meeting my potential in-laws! My brain was frantically trying to…

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