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Caring for Mommy

Caring for Mommy

It took me ages to sit down and write this - sick toddler, work, etc. all keeping me away from writing.Then, the news of  the death of a person I loved dearly - seems like a the perfect time to talk about being a mom and self care. I wonder if anyone else has had the...

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Malade, malade, malade… tout le temps malade

Malade, malade, malade… tout le temps malade

Cold and Flu season is upon us and seeing as the little man is off to the daycare, this one has been very intense. I think he has been sick every single week since starting at the crèche, and even though an elevated temperature scares me not, I have had a few nights...

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Pediatrician – partie 2

Pediatrician – partie 2

Did you know that some French doctors force the foreskin back? Someone told me this. Did you know that this is something you have to think about when you have a boy? Since I don’t have one of those - a zizi, that is - j’y ai pas pensé !  In hindsight I think maybe I...

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Pediatrician – partie 1

Pediatrician – partie 1

We were so lucky to find a lovely pediatrician when we got here. She was so kind and understanding, and was so empathetic that she cried with me once. Later, I found out it was because she was pregnant. As it turns out, her baby would change everything (as they do),...

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Giving Birth in Paris – My story

Giving Birth in Paris – My story

Within a week or two of starting my new job in Paris, I found out we were going to have a baby. In hindsight I realize how scared I really was to be far away from home, with gaping holes in my understanding of the healthcare system here. I was convinced that I wanted...

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Tracy visits le dentiste

Tracy visits le dentiste

I learned the hard way that a baguette “bien cuite” can be dangerous, and that asking for une baguette “pas trop cuite” can save lives. I broke my tooth on a baguette. In my defense it was quite a hard bit, but the real cause was a crown not done before moving to...

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Bonjour et voici mon histoire…

Bonjour et voici mon histoire…

My husband and I met back in 2012 at a language exchange in Toronto. I won’t say “coup de foudre”, but I will say that we loved each other relatively quickly and within 3.5 years, we married and were on our way to live in Paris. We arrived in August, a quiet time in...

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