bicultural family


10 Things to AVOID Saying to Your International In-Laws This Holiday Season

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: Are you in an international marriage? Are you going to be visiting your spouse’s family this holiday season? For many of us, this will be a wonderful time of sharing food, stories and laughter. For others it will be frustrating, uncomfortable and nervewracking. Whether you are looking forward to […]

5 comments Click here to read the rest…

How I (Unwittingly) Taught My Son to Hate the Chinese

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: Snow Kisses Sky Fall, 2007 My son is 6 years old and we are talking about his upcoming birthday party. We discuss the foods that we’ll serve, how long the party will last, which games will be played, which kids will be in attendance and a myriad of other items. […]

7 comments Click here to read the rest…

How Santa Became Bilingual & Why Nikolaus Rules (Even Though He’s Monolingual)

by Corey

By Corey Heller Photo credit: angelocesare Mum on the Brink got me thinking with her post Marrying traditions- Santa Claus, Sinterklaas and Mikulás. She discusses the trials and tribulations of combining the myriad of Christmas beliefs for her multicultural children. One traditional story says one thing while and another story stays something completely different. How […]

15 comments Click here to read the rest…
General Multilingualism

Blending the Multicultural Family: Is There a Recipe?

by contributor

By Natalie DeFee Mendik Photo credit: Muffet The World is My Oyster At just twenty-four, I blithely packed my bags and moved half-way around the world from the U.S. to Switzerland to marry someone I’d known less than a year. Taking with me only what I could fit into airline luggage, I set off to […]

1 comment Click here to read the rest…