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The pressures and realities of raising bilingual kids

One of my reasons to move to Puerto Rico was so my kids could learn Spanish. A Bilingual school – or even a monolingual Spanish school – was extremely appealing. We found the perfect one. Over the years, I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: A Matter of Conveyance

\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal With winter well upon us, I am struggling to get from points A to B.  I now know where I’m going, I just don’t know how I’m getting there. Snow means the … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: My New Neighborhood

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez Tell me about your old Madison, Wisconsin neighborhood. We rented a house on the west side of Madison. Quiet, friendly, beautiful, playgrounds abounding, with ‘secret’ walking trails that wound behind the … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: November 2nd

Polar Rico One love going out to you today.  Thank you for joining us here at PolarRico!

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Parallelogram: Picking a Preschool

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal What was your children’s experience of school before moving to Montreal? Arlo, who turns five in December, started Madison Wisconsin’s Preschool of the Arts when he was almost three years old. … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: English as a Second Language

\One experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura\Mayaguez What is the mother tongue of Mayaguez and what is your history with that language? Spanish is what the locals speak to each other. I took 7 years of the language in … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: Where Art Thou, Community?

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Lisa\Montreal Laura\Mayaguez wrote about church yesterday and I too had the thought this weekend about finding a community.  This week’s Parallelogram is therefore united in spirit but divided in timing.  Click here for … Continue reading

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Parallelogram: Preparing the Kids

\One ex-pat experience explored from two points-of-view\ \\ Laura \Mayaguez\ Ms. P, 2, Mr. D, almost 4 We visited Puerto Rico last March at the end of a long vacation in the Florida Keys.  Moving here was something we were … Continue reading

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