I thought my husband was joking around when last year he asked me if I would be okay with our son going on an overnight school trip the following year. In order for this field trip to be scheduled, the school needed a minimum number of students to participate. My son was about to turn 5 years old! Growing up in Florida, I never had overnight field trips. Even in high school, … [Read more...]
Giving Birth in France : My Third French Birth Story
The whirlwind of having a third arrival to our little family has left me without the chance to give updates. I'm happy to announce that I gave birth to a healthy baby girl on July 19th, 2016, Mélina Madelyn Rose. After having a rough delivery for my first daughter, and a speedy delivery for my son, I really did not know what to expect with our second little girl. Living 45 … [Read more...]
Our Little House in the Hills of Provence is For Sale
Our Normandy farmhouse sold in July 2016, and now we're going to be selling our little home in Provence. When we moved to Normandy, we held onto this house as a vacation home. When my allergies forced us back to Provence, we moved back in and welcomed our third baby. After being back for 1.5 years, we've realized that soon this house is going to be a bit tight for us. It's … [Read more...]
We’re Moving Again! But this time, we’re staying in Provence.
Not long after we returned to our little house in the hills in Provence, we found out that we were expecting our third baby. I pictured myself blogging throughout my pregnancy, but I found that two kids 3 and 5, plus being pregnant, didn't leave me much time for writing. During my nesting stage, we really did much work to the house and I even poured some concrete when I was 7 … [Read more...]
Buying or Selling a House in France? There’s no MLS system here.
Growing up with a broker/realtor parent, MLS became part of my early vocabulary. So when my husband and I began looking at houses to buy in France, I was surprised to find there isn't a database of all listed homes and properties. I rarely have a gripe about how things are done in France. I love it here and I'm used to the differences in mentality and way of life. This is just … [Read more...]