About me


I’m Maria and I was born in Southern California to a Peruvian father and a Mexican mother, raised bilingual (English/Spanish) and developed an affinity for all things French as a young girl! :) I studied French literature and early childhood language acquisition at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, then taught French 101 for a few years before marrying a handsome Frenchman and venturing onto our homemade trilingual experiment. Today I’m the happy mama of four trilingual children living near Paris, France. In this blog I’d love to reveal to you the many facets of our in-home language experiences, explore the question of what makes a multilingual family successful and hopefully inspire those who aspire to do the same in their own home. -Maria

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6 Responses

  1. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog about life in Africa and the challenges we face. Hooray, we are a trilingual family as well, me being German, my husband Afrikaans South African and British English being the most common language in South Africa that has 11 official languages! Reading your blog will be a lot of fun. We talk German, Afrikaans and English daily and my children, two boys, are actually ahead of children their age in many aspects. I guess it is because of a third culture mom you tend to place extra attention on educating your children.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more! I love nurturing my children’s intellect! I had never thought of myself as a third culture mom, but that would be an accurate description 😉
      Do you use opol for raising your trilingual kiddos?

  2. I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

    Have a Wonderful Day!

  3. Melanie Lausen says:

    Hello there.

    I have recently published a children’s book with Author House. It is an english and french book in one about a boy and his day at home, school at the farm. I was wondering if you would be interrested in selling this book on your site.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you for your time.

    Melanie Lausen

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