Two weeks after coming home, here are the top 10 things I learned from traveling in Europe with a two year old. … More 10 Lessons From Traveling with a Toddler
At the conclusion of week two of our travels, I feel like I’ve seen a whole new side of French culture. Things I never noticed before (when I lived here as a 20 year old) have been fascinating revelations for me now that I have a little one in tow. I would say the biggest … More Children are Children, Everywhere
We’re sitting in a small cafe in Semur-en-Auxois trying to decide what on earth our child will eat for lunch. Since we arrived in France, she’s been terribly picky – a typical American child. She has eaten a large quantity of Goldfish (brought with us) and cookies, but besides yogurt and bread, nothing much interests … More Chicken Nuggets and Capri Sun
Three hours after my last post, my daughter woke up in the middle of the night ready to start the day. It took us three hours to get her back to sleep, but she did eventually get a decent number of hours in. We, unfortunately, did not. We gave in and watched Frozen with her … More Jet Lag is Not Your Friend (or Netflix is Everywhere)
Even more than other sports, women’s pro cycling is often invisible. I ask my most bike-savvy friend why. … More Where are the Women in Cycling?
As you may have noticed, I have a great admiration for French culture and language. This extends to much (but not all) of French parenting theory as well. I read Bringing Up Bébé when I was pregnant and was delighted by the travel stories and the author’s experiences living in Paris as a non-French parent. … More Book Discussion: Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
With more work than I can handle, I recently decided it was time to enroll my daughter in preschool. This doubles the amount of time we’re apart, although it’s still not full time child care. She seems very excited about going to school and I think she’s a good age for it. She loves learning … More Damned if I Do, Damned if I Don’t
On occasional Thursdays, I’ll share an autobiographical story. Sometimes there will even be a throwback photo or video for you to enjoy. I woke up early one morning in July to the sound of polite but insistent knocking. I dragged myself out of bed, nursing a hangover, my hair smelling like cigarettes, and opened the … More TBT: Three Little Birds