Bonjour ! I’m Jessica, a thirtysomething American expat living the dream in France since 2010.
When I became a mama in 2018, I just had a lot of feelings, and I wished I could bake a big cake and everybody could eat it and be happy.
No, seriously, though. This blog is that cake.
I struggled a lot in the beginning. Two years in, and I’m still struggling.
Since I also love writing, I decided to start this blog in a sincere and humble attempt at helping other mamas like me navigate the weird world of motherhood.
As a bonus, it’s a great way for me to organize and synthesize the knowledge I am gaining on a daily basis through my own experience and my own research.
I would love it if you could leave me your thoughts in the comments section available at the end of each article. Alternatively, feel free to send me a message through my Contact page.
Thank you so much for reading MCS and taking this journey with me!
About Mamas Café Society
Motherhood + Coffee + Community = MCS
Mamas Café Society was born in June 2020 after 10 years of dreaming of starting a blog, and exactly 9 months of laying the ground work. MCS is a reflection of who I am and the life I am creating for myself.
You’ll find helpful articles in my main centers of interest:
- Conscious parenting philosophy (also known as Mindful parenting)
- French parenting methods
- Raising children in a bilingual home
- Working at home for mamas (WAHMs)
Feel free to send me a message about the content that is resonating with you!
About Pronouns on Mamas Café Society
Garçon ou fille ? Are you having a boy or a girl?
My intention is that all mamas can find themselves in my writing. This means including mamas who have only girls and mamas who have only boys.
At the same time, I want to avoid sounding too verbose when attempting to be PC and inclusive. Your baby can be “his or her” but this sounds clunky; your baby can also be “them” but this usage sounds strange to me and only recently became accepted as a correct form of grammar.
So, what is the solution?! I am now attempting to alternate pronouns for each blog article. One day I might post an article referring to your baby as she and her. The next time I will post an article all about your baby as he and him. I will try to keep it 50-50 throughout this blog.
Thanks again for reading!