Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Introduction

It’s difficult to know where to start with this blog. I want it to be many things – a journal of my son’s early years; a cultural analysis of child-rearing in France; an examination of my own (African-)American ideas, expectations and customs with respect to child-rearing; a place to parse through and better understand my husband’s German customs and beliefs. I want to talk about the practical side of living and raising a child far away from my homeland and family, and the fears I have about raising a kid in a culture – well, two cultures really -- that I don’t fully understand. But beyond all else, I want this blog to be a place where I celebrate the many, many moments that I feel awed and grateful to be exposed to so many different cultures, and delighted that I can offer my child the gift of being able to call everywhere ‘home.’