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On Blog Changes

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Did you ever see the Simpsons episode when Homer sold his soul for a donut? And then he proceeded to tempt the devil by eating most of the donut, but not all, so that Satan couldn’t actually steal his soul?

Posted in Blogging & Conferences, Family, La Famille (The Family), The Lady, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Peace Like a River

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This is the last Wednesday of relative peace for the school year, barring the vacations. Although Juliet has dance and solfège, and Gabriel has solfège, chorale and soccer, and William has multi-sports, I do not have to teach English today,

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), The Dog, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

It’s Back to School in France!

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Finally! The wonderful day when life falls into its natural rhythm again. The children are occupied. My mind has peace and quiet to think again. It’s back to school in France! C’est … la Rentrée. Juliet is nine, so I think

Posted in Culture, Family, France, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), The Kids

Why?

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Why am I wearing surgical gloves to give my dog a bowl of water? Well, yesterday morning, he jumped in the bank of the Seine, and it must have been a stagnant pool (hidden by the brush) because it was

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), The Dog, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

My Dog has a Blog

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When we picked Hunter up from his 4-hectre paradise, we discovered that he had learned a few tricks. He’s a new dog, you see, so he’s still teachable. He was just weaning off his “let’s eat poop” stage before he

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), The Dog, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

On Part Two and Coming Home

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Well … it will be good to be home as soon as we recover from the jet lag. We were all up until 2:30 last night and we all woke up at 11:30 today. Oh yeah, and William threw up all over himself and the bedding and wall because I fed them chocolate chip cookies instead of dinner. #MotherOfTheYear

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Honoring Mothers

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Yesterday, Alexandra from the blog Good Day Regular People (my roommate at BlogHer and my friend) had to say goodbye to her mother. She first said goodbye on Monday, and in her own words, it was like this: “She gave us

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), The Lady, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Visiting the US (Part One)

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While I was in Chicago at BlogHer, Matthieu and the kids were touring Manhattan. They cruised Times Square. They rode the subway. They took the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and Downtown Manhattan. (We lived in

Posted in Family, La Famille (The Family), Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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