Monthly Archives: January 2011


Why I love Madeline

Much to my dismay, my 5 year-old daughter does not speak English. As an English-speaking (a.k.a ‘anglo’) Montreal native, this is really quite devastating.

How did this happen?

My 2 boys were born in the UK. Although we never really discussed things, it was clear: my French husband would speak to the boys in French, and I […]

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Don't hate me because my kids read

So I admit it. It makes me more than a little envious when a friend of mine ‘complains’ about how much her 11-year old son loves reading, how he’s just tearing through books faster than she can buy them for him. Big books, too. 500-page books that even I might gawk at.

“I catch him reading under the […]

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