Sweet Summer

A few years ago our next door neighbor planted strawberries for us to share, and now it’s a flourishing crop. The girls love to go out and pick them. They’ll pick multiple times a day and bring in a pile each time. If you are not fortunate enough to have strawberries growing a few steps … [Read more…]

Cultural Excursions

Tomorrow is the last day of classes for the school year at Washington Irving, and I’m a little sad. For the last couple of months I’ve been tutoring there, mostly with a group of women from Afghanistan who don’t speak much English. They are awesome. They work super-hard and are so appreciative of any help … [Read more…]

Bike Tour, Musee d’Orsay, and More

On Thursday morning in Paris, we were scheduled to go on the Paris Charms & Secrets Tour (before you click the link, know that it auto-plays music). I wrote a review of the tour which you can see here: Review of Paris Charms & Secrets Tour. We were scheduled to meet our tour guide at … [Read more…]


Hooray! We finally have some sunshine! I don’t know about the rest of you, but I was beginning to feel a bit like Margot in “All Summer in a Day.” Which I said to my husband and younger daughter, and they hadn’t read the story by Ray Bradbury, which surprised me. It is a good … [Read more…]