About us

Hello there and welcome to Sixtine et Victoire!

We are a family of four. I am a 28 year-old Parisian French Mama and my husband is Canadian English. We met in Iceland in 2008 while traveling within the Nordic countries. Together, we have two beautiful girls under two: Sixtine Charlotte, born late 2011 and Victoire Callie, born early 2013. I have a degree in English that I haven’t had a chance to put to work although I have done some substitute teaching here and there. I am a stay-at-home mother with a passion for photography. I own an itty bitty boutique on Etsy and I have a million projects per minute which I hope to follow through at my own pace.  I raise my children with Montessori-inspired and natural parenting principles and we use eco-friendly products for them whenever possible. Oh, and I love anything pretty!

Sixtine et Victoire is a PR Friendly blog! I welcome all product reviews, advertising, and giveaway/contest requests as long as I feel they pair well with our family.

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Thank you for visiting my blog, Deb.


  1. I have nominated you and your blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I think you’re doing a great job and wish you all my very best for continued success in the future! http://becomingmadame.wordpress.com/appreciation/

  2. Hi Deb,
    All the best on the Gentle Island,looking forward to read your impression and life other there.
    Canada is an amazing country.

  3. Hi Deb,

    I was living in Vancouver BC but almost moved to Halifax.Now based in the UK , London.Have you had any chance to meet the local ?
    Joyeuse Paques


  4. http://dje1231.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/where-is-the-love-right-here-on-wordpress/ H i Deb – just nominated you for several awards (all of which you have to do nothing for but accept them if you want to). Thank you for the inspiration you give me, and for the trip down memory lane from when my girls were Sixtine’s age. It goes fast, and I know you’re enjoying every minute. Thanks again Best, Donna ❤

  5. Hi! I’m an expat mum too.
    I’m Italian and sinec May 2011 I’ve been living in Morocco with my two children and my husband.
    We are homeschoolers and now also culture swrappers!

    Laura Najma

  6. Hi, Deb. You mention Montessori…are you planning to homeschool her, then? Or just until she is school age? 🙂 We homeschool and always have. My daughter is 12 and my boys are 8 and 1.

    • Just until she is school-aged. I don’t have homeschooling in me but I think it is absolutely amazing. Wow to you!

      • Well, you never know! I didn’t know I would or could until Maggie (my oldest) was 2 and I saw the awesome way in which she was learning and changing and then BAM it hit me that *I* wanted to be seeing it all…so I started researching and the whole thing began really appealing to me! And here we are 9 years later! Not to sway you, obviously, it’s just that’s how it happened for us. 🙂

  7. I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and I am now sharing the love… I think your blog is inspiring, well written and thoroughly worth reading, so I have nominated you for the award too: consider yourself a Very Inspiring Blogger! If you would like to accept the award, click on the following link to read the rules and the post in which you are listed: http://housewifedownunder.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Congratulations!

  8. journey2dfuture says:

    Just stopping by to say Hi, Thank you for the follow. I’m following you back.
    Your girls are so sweet. How is your older one coping with the bilingual? I’m British and my husband is Polish. Our son will hopefully be bilingual too, If only DH would make it home before bedtime.

    • Djin dobre! Thank you!
      My daughter is doing fairly well. It may feel like she doesn’t know many words but if you compile both French and English words she is doing just as good as anyone else. Ie: She knows “Hiya” but won’t/can’t say “Bonjour” or will say “bateau” but not “boat” and so on. My husband has been away for work so he isn’t around much at the present time so I force myself to speak some English with her on top of French. Can you speak Polish? If not, maybe you could try to engage him in listening to Polish music, play games or even watch cartoons. How old is he? You could learn a few words and teach him by pointing at things and always repeating them in Polish. My daughter understands the word “garbage” because I always say it in English. But she doesn’t get it in French. I am not an expert at all but I think exposing our children to both languages best we can will help them in the long run. Good luck!

  9. Valerie says:

    I have nominated you for the Liebster award! To accept the nomination, and to see what it’s all about, please visit: http://atlantamomofthree.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/liebster-award/
    I really enjoy your blog! 🙂 Have a great day.

  10. I came to thank you for following my blog and found these two adorable kiddos! Glad we connected, Mama!

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