Multilingual Living is the place where she shares her knowledge about raising multilingual and multicultural children.
I finally have an excuse to indulge in that high quality chocolate (the kind that melts in your mouth like nothing else in the world) that he can’t live without! Especially after our children arrived, things got really challenging (and it wasn’t the decision of whether to use cloth or disposable – that decision was the easiest: ! Corey Heller is the founder of Multilingual Living and the Editor-In-Chief/Publisher of Multilingual Living Magazine.
But in time we did become fascinated with one another’s cultures (even if not always for good reasons).
Whenever I have a baby, she moves in for a month and does all the cooking and cleaning. 5) Being able to have an argument in broad daylight and know that nobody else can understand us. When we argue we can decide it is a misunderstanding and stop! Yes, my family and friends find him totally charming and handsome – and he is. Because he’s so Dutch, he opted to teach our daughter Spanish over Dutch, because he thought it was more “practical”. He’s got that oh-so-useful red (EU) passport, and now so does our daughter! We’re both up always up for an adventure since our marriage is one to begin with. I can always say in job interviews I have hands-on experience with multi-cultural situations. Just about anywhere in Europe, he can manage to understand the answer when he asks for directions (which he always wants to do! However, I find that this is a “taboo topic” even at Global Leadership meetings at the university where I work.(I’m fluent in Chinese.) 4) When we went to Hawaii on our honeymoon, I got him to dress up in all sorts of loud Hawaiian prints…and on him, what that great skin, he actually looked cool! So many more ways to say I love you/Te Quiero/T’estimo. It has taken me a longer time to be accepted as multiculturally competent than if I had been born into another culture.So many more terms of endearment – darling, mi amor, estimada, la meva done…. We have the advantage of having chosen our culture, much like the convert to another faith who espouses the new religion wholeheartedly. Who would want to have a simple, normal, easy relationship? After all of that, there was no way I could let him go, ever! it was all worth it and made our relationship even stronger.