Raising Kids Far From Home

Dear Half ‘n Half readers,

Sadly, my blog will no longer run on Fridays in The Prague Daily Monitor’s Life section. However, a new Half ‘n Half website is under construction, and I hope to have it ready for you soon (ETA late March-early April).

The Half ‘n Half blog pieces about my Czech/American family’s adventures in the Czech Republic will continue to be a feature of the new website. Stay tuned for “Bringing up Bilingual Bookworms” with an interview from a Dutch librarian who has raised multilingual readers of her own. And, on a lighter note, how waiting in lines can be a cultural experience.

Keeping a balanced lifestyle while raising children abroad will remain one of my top priorities. To learn more about the rituals I use to stay sane (most of the time) while raising kids far from home, read my story on The Sanity Plan website.


With the new Half ‘n Half site, I would also like to offer some practical, helpful information about Czech culture to readers. To do so, I need your help.

If, like me, you’ve found yourself making a home (temporary or long-term) in the Czech Republic, what are the aspects of Czech culture that you are most curious about?

Whether it’s adaptation to the Czech lifestyle, specific travel tips (i.e. what to do/where to go/what to see) to best enjoy Prague (and the Czech countryside) with your family, how the educational system works in the Czech Republic, or how to keep on good terms with your Czech in-laws (!) — please let me know.

I’d love the opportunity to write about topics that interest you and to learn more about my adopted homeland at the same time.

Likewise, if you are a Czech living abroad who would like to share a bit about what it is like to keep your Czech heritage alive while living outside the Czech Republic, I am interested in hearing your story. What do you miss most about life in the Czech Republic?  

Send your story ideas to emily@praguemonitor.com or write me in the comments section on Word Press. (The new blog will have a contact page.)

As always, thanks for reading!



One thought on “Raising Kids Far From Home”

  1. Em, your tenure with Prague Moniotr has been a long one. I look forward to your new website and hearing about new adventures!

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