You had me at bonjour...

An Australian mother of four photographs and crafts her way through southern France.

Kirsty is a winner of Top 25 European Moms - 2012

What's the best part about raising a family in the European Union?

For us, the best thing has been the travel. From our home in Provence we can drive 3 hours either east or west and be in a different country. How amazing is that?
A very close second would be the food. France is famous for it and so she should be!

What's a great destination for a family vacation in Europe?

Just one? That's really hard. Can I say Francemaltatusconybarcelonaswitzerland? Alright - if it has to be just one, I say Provence. We live here and we love it. Especially the Luberon Valley.

What's the biggest misconception people have about raising a family in the European Union?

I'm not really aware of any misconceptions regarding raising a family in the EU. Much like raising a family in any country there will be difficult and annoying things and there will be hassle-free and enjoyable things. If you can remain open to new ideas and be somewhat flexible then I think you have a better change of successfully raising a family anywhere in the world.