Family and Please Do Not Call It Bastille Day

One of the things that I love about our summers in France is seeing family and friends and truly getting to enjoy time spent with them without major schedule constraints.  For my daughters as well, they seem to like spending time with their family in France without the worries that they usually have during the …

Birthday Musings – Almost Halfway Through my Forties

I like birthdays.  I look forward to celebrating my friends’ birthdays, my kids’ birthdays, my extended family’s birthdays.  Even when I was a kid, I would get slightly disappointed when things did not go as planned for my birthday celebrations.  Since I’ve become a mother, I have not really been focusing on my own birthdays. …

Lost Art of Having Brunch (For Parents with School-Age Kids)

When I was in my 20’s and early 30’s (i.e. life before kids), I loved having brunch with friends. There’s just something about getting up late and lazily enjoying an indulgent brunch on a Sunday morning. Many of my close friends have shared personal and candid thoughts or musings over a glass of mimosa or …