Why Christians Shouldn’t Swear

I know, I know. Such a judgy title, right? But let me give you a little background first so you don’t think I’m trying to be holier-than-thou. (Because, of course,
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When My Friend Dumped Me

Ooooh … friendship loss. I could tell you about my friend from college, who got all the boys I liked, binge-ate along with me (except that she threw it up
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The Viscount – Chapter Nine

If you’re new here, you can start at Chapter One. And then each post will lead you to the next chapter at the end. THE VISCOUNT OF MAISONS LAFFITTE CHAPTER
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Nourishing My Husband

Every year we have a church service in the forest of Fontainebleau followed by a picnic. It’s a chance to spent the day together in nature. Juliet: Mom. I have
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Parenting Advice

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I hate reading books that give parenting advice. I never read the sleep training books, the baby sign language books – none of that. I think part of me thought that I had better things to do with my (now
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The Viscount – Chapter Seven

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First time here? Why not start at Chapter One? Thanks for going on this adventure with me. I know for a fact I would never write a fictional novel if I didn’t have to be accountable and put chapters up
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Evening Light in the Garden

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Yesterday evening, the waning sunlight was so decadent in the garden, I had to run back inside to get my camera. Summer is pretty much over, isn’t it? And yet we’ve only had 5 red tomatoes all year. The snails and
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Posted in Family, The Dog, The Garden, The Kids

The Original Quiche Recipe


The original quiche recipe comes from the Lorraine region of France near Germany. Its earliest appearance dates back to 1373, but it was without the addition of bacon, which is now considered a must. The word quiche is probably from the
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Posted in Food, Soups, Sides & Salads, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

One Bad Apple


One bad apple spoils the whole bunch, right? Well, what if the whole bunch is already spoiled? This is the tree that never gives good apples. We were warned when we bought the house that it wasn’t a good one.
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Posted in Family, The Lady

Swiss Alps Life


Here are some interesting facts and photos about life in the Swiss Alps that I wanted to share with you. The houses are made from wood because there are tons of pine trees. The roof always overhangs quite a bit. and there
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Posted in France, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Rare Bird

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Three years ago I had a surprise pregnancy. And almost exactly at the same time, Anna Donaldson lost her twelve-year old son in a flash flood in the DC area. I gained a son, and she lost one. For the fifteen
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Why do you read A Lady in France?

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Halloo everyone! I’ll get to that title in a minute and explain what I mean. But first I thought I’d let you know that we’re still in Switzerland; and as such, I’m not going to be ready this week with
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Posted in Family, The Kids, The Lady

I'm Lady Jennie - Welcome to A Lady in France!

I think I was born in the wrong era. I am meant to live in the 19th century. In England. Born into an aristocratic family that is independently wealthy and doesn't need to marry off its daughters to save them from becoming spinster governesses. ( To continue reading, please click here. )

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