How to Assemble a Dossier in France

How to Assemble a Dossier in France

In France, it seems like you need a “dossier” for everything – rent an apartment, consult a physician or even to find a nanny. The dossier is a nightmare for most expats, utterly confusing, and one of the hallmarks of the oftentimes Kafkaesque bureaucracy that rules... read more
The Benefits of Raising a Multilingual Child

The Benefits of Raising a Multilingual Child

My wife is Moroccan, I’m American and we live in Paris. The question of language always surrounds us. Should we speak in Arabic? English? French? When we were expecting our son, we knew this would be a question for him as well. As we sifted through Montessori-method... read more
France je t’aime, but not your bureaucracy!

France je t’aime, but not your bureaucracy!

There are so many things that I love about my life in France that I almost feel like I could write a list as long as J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings! I love the smell of fresh croissants in the morning and the view of the Eiffel Tower from my desk. I... read more