I’m Cristina. We are three people in our little family and each of us has another place of birth. We lived in five countries in the first sixteen months of the life of our daughter.
Interestingly, our roller-coster of relocations and moves (around ten times in two years) started just when I got pregnant with my daughter. So my parenting journey coincide with a journey across different cultures and countries: Romania, Austria, China, South Korea, France and Germany.
I got lost many times during these two journeys (parenting and expatriation). I love living abroad and yet, it comes with so many challenges. As a mother, I knew what I didn't wanted to do but I didn't know how I wanted to raise my child.
My daughter is the best teacher I ever had so I followed her lead, made a lot of research and finally learned to follow my instincts.
During my two years of research and continuous reading about children development I came across to Attachment Parenting, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio, homeschooling, unschooling, free play, natural learning, child centered-learning, child-led learning... I am passionate about all that and even more, I am passionate about life and about how my daughter naturally learns.
I want to preserve that.
I also want to understand the way children navigate different cultures and languages.
I have more questions than answers and on this blog I'm sharing no recipes with you. Just what worked for us. In our journey of homeschooling and living abroad. And I hope that you will find some inspiration.
I have learned so much from other parents and this is my way of giving back to the world.
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HOW WE MONTESSORI: Montessori Home Guest Post - Cristina from Mothers Abroad
BEIJING KIDS: Surviving in the Jungle of Parenting Books
KNOCKED UP ABROAD: To the mom with the bad birth experience
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