My secret weapon was a little wooden train.
I ordered it from IKEA, along with a shoe rack for our hallway. It was cheap, colorful, and compatible with my son Julien’s Brio track, and my plan was to keep it in my purse, still packaged, to pull out when things got really hard.…Continue
I met Erica Herd, who blogged on Open as "Erica K.", at the big, lovely meet-up in Manhattan in 2012. I was impressed by how kind she was - and how impeccably coiffed.Continue
That’s what some people here in France fondly call my son Julien.
But for a long time, I doubted he was very American at all.
Although I’m American, and although he’s visited the US a few times, he was born in a hospital in Paris, the city that’s been his home ever since. And as for me, the American parent, I’ve spent most of my adult life in the City…Continue
One of the perks of having an energetic, inquisitive toddler is that it makes you get out more — not to mention head…Continue
My header and background were thought up by me, but since I am just horrendous at drawing, the boyfriend very kindly drew the pictures, and helped put it online, while I sat around complaining and periodically snapping photos of our cat. I love you, D! Thanks!