Is it OK to speak a language to my child that is not my native language?
It is certainly possible and there are families who have established successful trilingual situations this way. The main thing is that you feel comfortable interacting in a language that is not your native one. What about songs, nursery rhymes, and the emotive language of cuddle-time? It is never too late to learn children’s songs and nursery rhymes in the other language. Ask language teachers or other native speakers to teach you. Otherwise there are tons of resources online! (see Corey Heller’s article, “Going Non-Native” in the May-June 2007 issue of Multilingual Living Magazine: www.biculturalfamily.org/backissues.html).