Monthly Archives: July 2013

2013 week 31: Sacred Sundays, a curse and a blessing

I walked into the grocery store, picked up my basket and smiled. It was Sunday and I was shopping. Ah, freedom. This was a highlight of my summer vacation back in the United States. (Simple pleasures) One Swiss tradition / … Continue reading

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2013 week 30: The baby fat and breastfeeding myth

“The pounds will melt off.” This is what everyone tells you after you have a baby and plan to breastfeed. You supposedly burn an extra 500 calories per day feeding a baby. Even with the insatiable appetite that can come … Continue reading

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2013 Week 29: Ode to Bubble Guppies

Expert guidelines: TV for kids under the age of two is discouraged — this is not reality for my family. There’s a little guilt in that as I wonder if I’m turning my kid’s brains to mush, but not enough … Continue reading

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2013 Week 28: Papi’s girl

I returned home from my week in the hospital to find that Sophie was a new girl. Papi’s girl. I was no longer allowed to put her to bed. When I got her out of bed, she wanted Papi. She … Continue reading

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