“As Christmas approaches, we’re still not sure how the day will play out this year. We won’t have piles of presents under the tree nor Christmas parties to go to, but we will be together and we will be making new, wonderful memories and traditions.”
“If I could change one thing, it would be to have insisted on a meeting at the beginning of the school year, to ask about the processes in school – how the children are expected to be kitted out, what is the requirement in respect of uniform and sportswear, what are the rules for homework etc.”
Mum and photographer Raquel Ferreirinha, who moved from Berlin to Dublin and now lives in Italy in a house on a hill by the Adriatic sea, talks to MumAbroad about how to photograph children.
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“Rather than going through the motions and just accepting things, without making an effort to change and adapt, you can embrace your inner child and get out there.”
Learning about the new culture and engaging with your new community can help children to adapt and have a smoother transition.
Granpreneur Michaela Hansen, founder of Granny Aupair, matches older ladies looking for the chance to travel, with families from around the world as ‘granny au pairs’.
“Our kids have gone from being English speakers, to German speakers, to French speakers and now back to English speakers. I realise that this is probably quite unusual, but it has given me some insight into the learning of languages, and what slumbers inside them.”
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“I couldn’t live without the amazing network of women and friends I have here! There is something about being so separated from home that somehow makes us depend on each other so much more.”
“The independent midwives’ situation is very hard at the moment in Germany and only political measures can change this. In the last years midwives who offer birth services, had to pay increased liability fees and many of them had to quit their jobs.”