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Edinburgh in a Weekend

So, we went to Edinburgh!  We drove up over a long weekend to see what all the fuss was about.  What fuss? you may be asking.  Well, ever since we moved to England, everyone has been swooning over Edinburgh, declaring it their favorite city in Europe (and by everybody I mean at least five different people.)  We really […]

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Travel in Scotland

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A Fun Little Flower Party

Saturday was Amelia’s 7th birthday. After deliberating for months over the party theme, she finally settled on “flowers.”  I was happy, because I knew I would have fun with this one, and because I was glad I could talk her out of a pajama party in the middle of the day at the end of […]

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Family

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Finding Unconventional Wisdom When We Need it Most

Today I want to share a more personal story.  My hope is that some of you will read it and recieve the information, understanding, connection, or encouragement you need.  Or maybe there is someone you know of that will benefit from hearing about my experience.  I also want to share with you because I talk […]

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Health

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An English Schoolgirl’s Wardrobe

I thought I’d share today about something that is so normal and classic here, but that still makes me roll my eyes– school uniforms.  Granted, when I was Amelia’s age, I was being homeschooled with a bunch of other kids, and the only rule about what we could wear was that we had better not […]

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Life in England

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Daily Photo: Seafoodie, Wimereux, France

One of my favorite things about my daughter is her love of food.  We have always asked her to try absolutely everything, and she has never stopped exploring food.She wants to taste everything, and even foods that she doesn’t like, she tries again and again, hoping to like them one day.  This makes life that […]

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Travel in France

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Loving the Little Children

I saw the horrible news headlines last night about the shootings in Connecticut, and could hardly comprehend what I was reading.  And then I also heard about the stabbings of children in China.  My heart and stomach have turned to lead, and I hardly slept last night, imagining the horror those children, the adults with […]

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Community

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A Childhood Milestone: Moving Into the Playhouse

  (For those just joining us, you’ll want to read the first part of this story: A Lemonade Stand– Bringing a Bit of American Childhood to Bury St. Edmunds.)  Well, we had a big milestone for a certain little girl this weekend! Amelia had worked hard all summer long, with her lemonade stand, despite it […]

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Family