Whether traveling with family or alone, there’s always a tale to tell


Arc de Triomphe

I stood at the base of the Arc de Triomphe full of awe and fear. You see, I’m scared of heights. I worry that for some dumb reason I’ll throw myself over the edge, something I did once before. When I was 16 years old, I jumped off a 30 ft cliff into the ocean in […]

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Boy in front of St. Sulpice statue Paris

Conversation with Ethan (4 years old) outside of Saint- Sulpice Church in Paris: Ethan: Mom, he’s gawd. Me: (shocked) Did you just say he’s GOD? Ethan: No, he’s the guard. (Pointing to the homeless man sitting at the church entrance) And he’s a guard, too.

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stravinsky fountain, paris

I strut down the streets of Paris, listening to the echo of my heeled boots — alone.  With my wallet newly stuffed from the ATM, and a bag of breakfast goodies in my hand, my head is in the morning clouds, living an alternate life — no longer a Mom, but as a mysterious woman. […]

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Rainy Paris skyline from the Pompidou

I’ve spent these last few weeks visiting my Mom in the hospital, and taking care of her after her release. The accumulated stress, worry, and exhaustion it caused suffocated my urge to write. I haven’t looked at my blog in weeks. The idea of writing about the Pompidou Center and its naked lady-parts (my next […]

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Boy at park, Notre Dame, Paris

Our heads buzzed from sugar and caffeine, our lungs longed for fresh air, and our legs were ready to run. After spending the last few hours restrained and under our best behavior while touring the Louvre, we  were eager to spend the last few hours of our third day exploring Parisian parks. Since  our hop-on/off […]

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