Monthly Archives: March 2012

I’m someone’s Liebster. The award says so.

Thanks so much to hnMom over at for thinking enough of my little blog to pass along this recognition. I’m new to the blogosphere, but I’ve read her posts a few times and as a new mom, I appreciate … Continue reading

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Week 13: Find your finish line

Goal setting is empowering. You see a feat you’d like to accomplish. You make a plan. Little by little, you chip away at it. Maybe it’s grueling. Maybe you stare down self doubt. But in time your confidence builds and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘Bringing Up Bébé’

My friend, Stacey, sent me a copy of the much-talked-about book, “Bringing Up Bebe,” by Pamela Druckerman, an American journalist living in Paris. I was curious about it for two reasons. First, anyone who gives a nod to Katharine Hepburn … Continue reading

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Week 12: Zürigschnätzlets, language and food

The first typically Swiss dish Dominique prepared for me was Zürigschnätzlets and Rösti. Veal in a mushroom sauce with potatoes. He cooked this for me when I was visiting him in Bielefeld, Germany, where he was working on a project. … Continue reading

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Week 11 update: Taming lions

In my last post, Lions and tigers and nap time, I left you all with my grand intentions of getting out of the house, even if that meant messing up Sophie’s nap time. Scary stuff. Her naps did get messed … Continue reading

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Week 11: Lions and tigers and nap time, OR, my fear of play groups

For someone who has traveled the globe, hiked the wilderness, eaten horse meat, the notion that a trip to the city causes a sense of apprehension is almost laughable. If it weren’t absolutely, unflinchingly true. I am scared. There. I … Continue reading

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Week 10: When baby’s family lives far away

The right thing isn’t always easy. When I told my family I would be moving to Switzerland, it was frowns all around. I’ve lived across the country from my parents for much of my life. But this was different. The … Continue reading

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