The Key to Learning French if You Are Married to a Frenchman


Since black mold took over our house in Normandy, we had to move in with our mother-in-law until we can move into our new place in the south of France. While staying with my husband’s mother, I learned the key to learning French – live with your mother-in-law!I lived with my husband in the USA and Canada before moving to France, and we have grown accustomed over the years … [Read more...]

Making a Quick Get-Away to the South of France


After discovering that black mold has been flourishing in our house, we moved out immediately and are staying with my mother-in-law. Instead of searching for a new place to live in Normandy, we have decided to make a fresh start down in the south of France.We were planning on moving to the south on June 1, so we are really only moving up the date a little. Our intention was … [Read more...]

Giving an Inhaler to an Infant for Breathing Problems in France


Life is hard enough when your child is not feeling good, it is unbelievable when the doctor says that your child is also having breathing issues. We recently found out that our house rental was infested with black mold and it was causing Juliana and I to be sick. My husband has also been showing some issues with coughing and had bronchitis about 6 weeks ago. We moved out but we … [Read more...]

Chest Physical Therapy for Infants with a Kinésitérapheute


Exposure to black mold has caused my daughter and I to have severe congestion. There is not much that could be done for us besides moving out of the house. Our doctor prescribed Juliana 6 sessions at the kiné (physical therapist) and an inhaler with two different strengths of medicine.Before entering the office of our kiné, I told my husband that I needed to understand … [Read more...]

Black Mold Infested Our House in France

Black mold infested my house in France

I have been sick for 5 weeks and my baby has been sick for over 1 week. We thought I had a cold and passed it on to Juliana, not realizing our house was infested by mold.Moisture is dripping from several spots on the ceiling, nourishing large patches of black fungus. Behind my husband’s office door is spot about 1 foot wide by 2 feet high. The wall is  so waterlogged that … [Read more...]