Archives for June 2011

Buying Cloth Diapers in France is Challenging

We decided that instead of using disposable diapers, we use cloth diapers (couches lavable) for our little girl. Not only will this cut costs significantly, but it will be a more comfortable solution for her and is better for the […]

Bargain Shopping at French Yard Sales

This was our first weekend free after moving into the new house, so we decided to start shopping for our baby. On Sundays most stores are not open in France but those looking for deals can find them during the […]

Mandatory Doctor Visits for Pregnant Women in France

Shortly after the doctor confirms pregnancy, pregnant women in France are given a schedule of mandatory doctor visits. I enjoy the fact that I am not left to guess when I should be going to the doctor or when my […]

Starting School in France at the Age of 2

When my husband told me that our little girl will start school when she is 2 or 3 years old, I nearly flipped out ! Okay, maybe I actually did and gave him one of my stubborn “No, that is out […]

Goodbye Yellow School Bus

In the USA, most kids experience the daily routine of rushing out each morning to catch the yellow bus to school. Then as we get into high school, you lean against the window dreaming of your first car. In France, […]