Five things to love about Vienna

Since becoming a parent it feels as though time is zooming by — whoosh — it’s almost Christmas and we have a crawling eight-month-old. These days it feels as though he’s determined to find every sharp, dirty, electrified thing within reach. Parenting has become a full-body workout. With my time and energy at a premium, I’m […]

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It takes a village and its name is Geneva

  It happened again yesterday. This time while grocery shopping. My friends told me it would, but I didn’t think it would bother me so much. Il a besoin d’une sucette. Il fait ses dents.  What the elderly woman in the jam aisle was telling me is that my son is teething and he needs a pacifier. He […]

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Is this the next big travel trend?

Three times in the past month I’ve listened to friends speak excitedly about their future travel plans: Driving the French countryside, seeing Scotland for the first time, staying on a Greek island. “Where to travel next” is one of my all-time favorite conversations; but, what struck me is that all three are saving these trips […]

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On flying solo… with a baby

I’ll admit it. There are moments in my life when I’ve been pretty proud of myself. College graduation. A tennis championship. Making a soufflé that looked like the photo in the cookbook. But one of my proudest moments was last week when I flew cross-country alone with a four-month-old baby on my lap. Minutes after […]

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Paris with bébé: A how-to

I hemmed and hawed for weeks over whether I’d join my husband on a business trip to Paris. Normally I would never turn down an opportunity to spend a few days in the city of lights, but I kept imagining all of my favorite sights with a side of screaming baby. Running out of Musée […]

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My five favorite baby travel products

  The Skip Hop Pronto! Baby Changing Station This snazzy clutch turns any surface into a diaper changing station and goes absolutely everywhere the baby goes. It has gotten us out of some pretty tight jams… such as that diaper explosion at the upscale denim store in Paris. Yikes. Babyzen Yoyo+ Stroller I’m going to […]

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In preparation of bébé

This week I ironed our draperies, organized our spice rack and donated shoes I haven’t worn in a year. To say that I’m in “nesting mode” would be an understatement. The nest is clean and I’m running out of things to feather it with. Honestly, I can’t help myself. When it comes to expecting a […]

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