Long time, no blog…

… because we had a baby! Please forgive me? Parenthood is demanding. And wonderful.

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Grant Ruedi was born March 24, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. His middle name comes from my great-great-grandfather Henry Rüedi, who was also born in Switzerland.

Grant is a smiley, wriggly, chirpy three-month-old who has stolen our hearts (and our sleep!). We could not be more in love with this little diaper-clad fellow.

Grant has already been to the Washington D.C., Paris and parts of Switzerland, so I’m learning a good bit about traveling with a baby. I will write more about what I’ve learned when I find the time (so please be patient). Goodness knows I rely heavily on the community of other writers with babies when it comes to my travel questions.

Also, there is also much to share about giving birth abroad and becoming an expat mother. And on taking a passport photo of a two-week-old. Wow.

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For now, some fun links from around the world:

I’m obsessed with this Motherhood Around the World series

One of the more unusual things to pack in your suitcase

Ten summer date ideas (We used to do #3 pre-baby)

An offbeat country I’m secretly hoping to visit

Sangria two ways would go very nicely with these ribs made in the oven

Our mothers were cool …been thinking about this since becoming a mom!

And also a piece on becoming a father

How to be mindful on your summer vacation

The truth behind travel blogs

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3 thoughts on “Long time, no blog…

  1. Maryanne Kane says:

    Great post!  It’s so important to savor the time and pleasure of these moments.  What you will find is how quickly little Grant will grow into a bigger boy!  I know you will have great fun with him at each stage.  So nice you are sharing some of your reflections on this special time with the world!

    It’s so interesting that you are looking back on your Mom and her friends as cool!  It is not easy to take yourself back years, but a baby will make you think more about a time you have lived through successfully.  A baby makes you more appreciative of the care you have had and the many wonderful things in your life that have populated your life through the years.

    Very best wishes to you and your family,

    Maryanne

    From: Bakersfield Blonde Reply-To: Bakersfield Blonde Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 10:32 AM To: Subject: [New post] Long time, no blog…

    Bakersfield Blonde posted: “… because we had a baby! Please forgive me? Parenthood is demanding. And wonderful. Grant Ruedi was born March 24, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. His middle name comes from my great-great-grandfather Henry Rüedi, who was also born in Switzerland. Gran”

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