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She’s in Love With a Frenchman and France


Lately, the New York Times is on a roll with articles that are extremely critical of the French culture. There was Roger Cohen’s recent article titled “France Decapitated” that criticized the French economy and another by Mark Bittman called “French Food Goes Down” that details the demise of French cuisine. (more…)Read More

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Happy 2019

8 January 2019 | 6:21 pm I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything on this blog since September 2018! I wish I can say I was busier than in years past and use the craziness of everyday life as my excuse. But that wouldn’t be telling the truth. The reality is I started feeling that my life wasn’t worth writing about. […]

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Bye, Summer 2018

6 September 2018 | 12:16 pm Just like that, we bid adieu to summer of 2018!  We started school this week with temps in the 90s.  It is so unseasonably hot that one of my daughters’ school already has early dismissal today.  But before we are totally submerged in the madness of another school year, I want make summer a little […]

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East Meets West in Cyprus

8 August 2018 | 12:50 pm Hi friends!  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted something on the blog.  Life just had a funny way of getting in the way each time I was about to post something.  Between Chiara’s and Ines’s graduation from middle school and grade school as well as end of school year recitals and sports championships, […]

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Easter Break in France

25 April 2018 | 2:34 pm I think the last time I was in France for Easter was in 2000, yup 18 years ago. I was still in school for my MBA and it so happened that France is where we were for Easter during my Marketing in the European Union class. Obviously, a lot has changed since then. This time around, […]

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Life Lately – February Birthdays

15 March 2018 | 12:27 pm This winter seems to drag on especially this year as we get hit with one Nor’easter after another. What’s weird though is that despite the usual winter doldrums, January and February are just a blur in my mind, perhaps because we spent most of it recovering from the holiday madness and just dealing with the […]

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Fun Day Trip to Dia: Beacon

1 March 2018 | 7:04 pm I would not have have been exposed to Beacon, NY, if not for my sister who got married there a few years ago. About an hour drive from the city as well as Northern New Jersey, Beacon is fun little town that resembles Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens Brooklyn before it became heavily populated by […]

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Oh, Hello Again

15 February 2018 | 4:33 pm I’m sorry that I’ve stayed away from this space the past several months.  2017 was a challenging year, fraught with personal loss, life transitions and so much negativity in our political environment.  I spent most of the time away from here focusing on re-centering my family, counting my blessings while still going about the day-to-day. […]

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Memorable Kids’ Bday Parties with Dulce & Petit

11 October 2017 | 1:52 pm This is not a sponsored post, just my own personal view.   One of the highlights of my girls’ birthdays and other milestone events over the years has been the cupcakes baked by Karen Zorn from Dulce & Petit.  She is a local Jersey girl who will work with you on whatever creative ideas you […]

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3 Parenting Ideas During These Crazy Times

4 October 2017 | 12:25 pm Do you feel like the apocalypse is just around the corner?  I sometimes do. I am an optimist at heart and never really liked dwelling on the negative for too long.  But, geez, it just feels like we are stuck in this dark period for awhile, with big heavy clouds hovering above us that simply would […]

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How to Avoid Parenting Burn-Out During the School Year

27 September 2017 | 12:13 pm It’s only been three weeks since the girls started school and yet I am already beginning to feel a bit lethargic and stressed out from our usual routine.  The constant driving to and from activities, the numerous school forms, the different deadlines are enough to make any parent seek those dog days in July when […]

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