by Maman Aya (USA) | Aug 25, 2011 | Communication, Family, Language, Motherhood, Multicultural, World Interviews, World Moms Blog Writer Interview
Where in the world do you live? And, are you from there?
I live in New York, New York – a city so nice they had to name it twice! I have always lived in New York City, although I grew up in Queens (one of the outer boroughs), I now live in Manhattan with my family. The convenience to everything is really hard to beat!
What language(s) do you speak?
I am completely fluent in French and English, and can speak (although I can’t read or write) Hebrew. As such I have been teaching these languages to my children. I speak only French to the kids, while my husband speaks English to them. (more…)
Maman Aya is a full-time working mother of 2 beautiful children, a son who is 6 and a daughter who is two. She is raising her children in the high-pressure city of New York within a bilingual and multi-religious home.
Aya was born in Canada to a French mother who then swiftly whisked her away to NYC, where she grew up and spent most of her life. She was raised following Jewish traditions and married an Irish Catholic American who doesn’t speak any other language (which did not go over too well with her mother), but who is learning French through his children. Aya enjoys her job but feels “mommy guilt” while at work. She is lucky to have the flexibility to work from home on Thursdays and recently decided to change her schedule to have “mommy Fridays”, but still feels torn about her time away from her babies. Maman Aya is not a writer by any stretch of the imagination, but has been drawn in by the mothers who write for World Moms Blog. She looks forward to joining the team and trying her hand at writing!
by World Moms Blog | Jul 8, 2011 | Childhood, Eva Fannon, Family, Friday Question, Husband, Motherhood, Norway, Writing
This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA. She asked:
“What are your religious views and how are they (or how are they not) a part of your life?”
Here’s how the World Moms answered in order as the responses came in…
Eva Fannon of Washington, USA writes:
“I am Roman Catholic and my husband is an atheist…which makes life interesting. Ever since I’ve had kids, I don’t go to church as regularly as I would like, but I have baptized both of my girls. (And yes, my husband attended both ceremonies and didn’t get struck down by lightning when he entered the church — LOL!)” (more…)
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