Category: Erik and me

My husband speaks a language I don’t understand with our children and it’s OK.

My husband speaks a language I don’t understand with our children and it’s OK.

[ 3 ] 13/03/2019 |

Anzelika, a mum who read our journey with raising multilingual children, sent me the following email. I thought of replying via a blog post, with her permission, instead of a personal email as this might be of interest to more moms out there who find themselves in a similar situation. ‘Hi Liza! There are not […]

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Our journey with raising multilingual children

Our journey with raising multilingual children

[ 1 ] 13/02/2019 |

This is our story on how we managed to save our family’s minority languages, and how our eldest developed languages skills in two additional languages. Intercultural and interracial marriages are on the rise according to​ ​studies​, whilst more parents, particularly in USA and Europe, are adopting children from other countries. As a result, our communities […]

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Reflections on the positive things that took place in 2018

Reflections on the positive things that took place in 2018

[ 0 ] 16/12/2018 |

Life with small children can often be hectic. What I miss the most in our ‘married with kids’ life are moments of stillness and quiet, being all by myself. Moments where I can sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee, read a book, write, reflect on anything and everything. The kids now are at a […]

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The mismatched socks and the multicultural child

The mismatched socks and the multicultural child

[ 1 ] 01/12/2018 |

Erik (5 years old) grows up in a home which is a little bit different than others in the small city of Norway that we’ve been living during the last 2 years. His mum (me) is a native speaker in a language that his dad (Roy) doesn’t speak. His dad is a native speaker in […]

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My husband – the one who pushes me out of my comfort zone

My husband – the one who pushes me out of my comfort zone

[ 0 ] 09/10/2018 |

Today I would like to write about my husband. The driving force behind many of the things I have managed to accomplish in life, smaller or bigger. As a personality trait, I tend to be resistant to certain types of change. In particular, I will resist change when that means pushing myself way far out […]

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Are there bad guys out there daddy?

Are there bad guys out there daddy?

[ 0 ] 07/06/2018 |

  Erik has been obsessing lately about the ‘bad’ guys. Who is ‘bad’ who is ‘nice’, whether there is a good Spiderman and a bad Spiderman, whether Hulk is mean, the Bad Wolf in ‘Red Riding Hood’ is always bad, and the Woodcutter is good.   ‘Are there bad guys out there daddy?’ he asks. […]

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Tips on How To Travel With Children

Tips on How To Travel With Children

[ 0 ] 06/02/2018 |

If your family holiday is looming, you’ll be feeling a mixture of excitement and stress. Travelling with children can pose a few difficulties, from organizing them to ensuring they don’t run amok at the airport, but the good memories will last a lifetime. If you’re stressed about the upcoming event, be sure to follow these […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

[ 0 ] 25/12/2017 |

Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 lovelies, and greetings from ‘Banana Beach’! I wish you awesome and memorable holidays with your families. We’re gonna be closed for the holidays and open again after New Year’s. I would like to thank you all for ‘stopping by’ and reading posts on my blog, and for shopping through our Maltamum Shop. […]

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On self appearance and self acceptance after having had kids

On self appearance and self acceptance after having had kids

[ 2 ] 04/12/2017 |

I am a mother of two young children. The first is 4 years 4 months, and the youngest almost 14 months. I can honestly say I haven’t had a full night with uninterrupted sleep since 2013, first pregnancy, a time when I had to get up often at night and visit the toilet or simply […]

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On Bullying at the nursery and playschool

On Bullying at the nursery and playschool

[ 0 ] 21/11/2017 |

My son is 4 years 4 months. Within 1 year and 4 months he has been bullied twice. Or rather he felt attacked, and scared, and my interpretation of the events was ‘being bullied’. But young kids do not think and act in the same way as adults do. A toddler that acts out is […]

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