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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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Kids and Large Bubbles, Paris

The kids named him the “Bubble Man.” He was in the square next to the Louvre Metro stop, making ginormous bubbles, to the delight of children, tourists, and roller-bladers. He didn’t like it when a small crowd of kids popped his soapy art. But his head shakes and mumbled “tsks” didn’t stop them from trying. […]

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Inside the Louvre Museum

It was still our third day in Paris. My mood had traveled from elation after seeing Monet’s Waterlilies alone, to despair once I returned home and heard about the knock on the apartment door. After getting the kids outside to play in the rain, Aaron and I came up with a plan: exhaust the kids. […]

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Soldiers in Paris

After our trip to Paris in October,  the memory that made the most impact, at least for one child, was the one I never expected. I wasn’t sure why the soldiers were patrolling; perhaps it was the raised terror alert, or maybe the massive protests that shut down the city the prior week.  What I […]

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Monet's Waterlilies

After spending the day navigating through churches with opinionated  kids, Aaron and I needed to unwind. And we needed to find a daily itinerary that satisfied everyone in the family. Once they kids fell asleep — and after a few glasses of wine —  Aaron got a little too relaxed, and said a few things that […]

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Girl and Eiffel Tower

It was 2 o’clock in the morning, and the kids were eating yogurt in the kitchen. Don’t you just love jet lag? They promised to get back in bed, only if they slept with us: Ethan and Chase followed Aaron to one bedroom, while Ada snuggled into bed with me. Within minutes, the sweet sound […]

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Girl Feeding Birds in Notre Dame

An old man saw Ada feeding  her bird and hurried over to us. While muttering in French, he  put his own bread in each of her hands. He looked at me,  pointed at my camera, and lifted Ada’s arms over her head. Voila! The feeding frenzy began. For more Friday Photos, visit Delicious Baby

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Feeding a bird in Paris

My six year old was thrilled when this sparrow took food from her hand, that is, until a hundred more of his closest friends arrived. (But for that picture, you’ll have to wait till next week….) Check out more Friday Photos at Delicious Baby.

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