The week has been busy web-wise, and my two “identities”, “mommy” and “expat” were put to good use for an award nomination and an interesting interview.
First of all, I’m happy to announce that Expats Blog nominated Correr Es Mi Destino for the Expat Blog Awards 2012. A Gold, Silver and Bronze award will be given for blogs representing each country—of course, I’m in the “Canada” category. The main judging criteria is based on readers’ feedback, so I invite you all, regular or occasional readers, to let Expat Blog know what you think of my blog!
You can find the listing for Correr Es Mi Destino here, and leave your feedback in the designated field at the bottom of the page.
I rarely if never enter these popularity contests—I place more value on seeing readers’ feedback regularly on the blog and by email. But for once, let’s enjoy the nomination!
Second, I was interviewed by Mummy in Provence as part of her “Global Differences series” in which she showcases stories of mothers having a baby abroad. Participants from all over the world are invited to share their experiences as expats, immigrants or new citizens and are interviewed about giving birth and having babies away from home. I contributed as a French giving birth to Canadian-Chinese-French baby Mark, born in Ottawa.
“Mummy in Provence”, aka Ameena Falchetto describes herself as a “Third Culture Kid”: she is English and Egyptian and has quite an international upbringing. She is currently living in the South of France with her cute toddler, born in 2010, and blogs about her life as a new mother and expat. She aims at bridging the global differences (and similarities) in global parenting. Check out her blog, there are some fascinating stories there!
You can read my interview on her blog here: Having a baby abroad in Canada.