Eccentric kids
By     |    Apr 21, 2014
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Eccentric kids

Today we were riding the bus to their new school.  Soon we’re going  to be moving to a new neighborhood but the boys have already started the commute to their new school.  It would cost an arm and a leg to take a hired car every morning to school and back so we’ve taken to public transportation when we can’t catch a ride with Daddy or Grandma.

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Potty Training Twins
By     |    Apr 8, 2014
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Potty Training Twins

It was a few months coming.   I read up on all of my favorite blogs and baby websites about “when is the right time to toilet train your child”.   I talked to other mothers.  I talked to our pediatrician.  I talked to the head of the pre-school.  I listened to my children – I *REALLY* listened.  I didn’t want to start too early and fail or cause psychological […]

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We Started Pre-School!
By     |    Dec 26, 2013
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We Started Pre-School!

When we got back from Chicago, we decided that the boys would benefit from a little time outside of the house everyday. So we searched and searched through Villa Crespo to see if we could find a pre-school that was affordable and appropriate for the boys. It was kind of hard since they would be coming in towards the end of the year, in September. Here in Argentina, the school year starts in March and ends in December.

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How to Cook Like the French
By     |    Sep 19, 2013
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How to Cook Like the French

For my dear friend Ana who recently moved to Paris. Her father in law is coming over to visit in his already asked her if she knows how to cook, and being that he is French, he probably was really asking if she knows how to cook French food. When we think of french food we may think of elaborate processes and lots of butter, fatty fois gras, cheeses and breads or we may even cringe at the thought of eating snails, frogs or caviar. And of course you can find all of that in French restaurants and even some home, however regular French home cooking it tends to be the light full of greens, and has a lot of Mediterranean influences.

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Toddler Masterchef
By     |    Aug 21, 2013
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Toddler Masterchef

We have a running joke in our house. That started with my seasonal obsession with Master Chef Australia. Whenever we try new recipes or cooking techniques we always proclaim ourselves the master chef and humbly allow ourselves to be judged (lovingly) by others. We give points for creativity and sometimes we lose but mostly, we win. This morning I made oatmeal for the boys and since it was a bit […]

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Terrible Two Party
By     |    Jun 11, 2013
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Terrible Two Party

Well, we’re in Chicago. Javi, the boys and I had a great time our first week of vacation. We went to Vermont and spent lots of time with family, nature and the quaint villages of New England. But we knew that we were going to come home and have to set up a mini event for our darling little guys celebrating their second birthday. On their actual birthday, we had […]

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Two Months and Two Hundred Things
By     |    May 24, 2013
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Two Months and Two Hundred Things

Almost two months have passed since I have been able to write here. TWO MONTHS! I turned 37 almost two weeks ago. (yah!) I had a lovely time. My friends joined me for some bowling on the eve of my birthday, which was really special. We had a great time. Then my birthday fell on Mother’s Day. It was going to be an extra special birthday and Mother’s Day, but […]

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mixed feelings about this song
By     |    Apr 16, 2013
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mixed feelings about this song

This weekend, I was able to catch up on some pop culture.  I like pop culture. I studied anthropology in university and that curiosity about people in the world we live in never goes away. So I put on some music in the background, let it play randomly – and what comes up but this little diddy by Robin Thicke. I like the beat so I start watching the video.  […]

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Autumn has Arrived!
By     |    Mar 21, 2013
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Autumn has Arrived!

I don’t know, maybe it’s my Irish roots, but I love marking the official changes of each season.  For me, it’s a time to renew my spirit, deep clean my house and get rid of things that I don’t want. When I was living in Chicago, my favorite season was always Spring.  After every years’ long winter, there was hope of warmer weather.  It could snow in April, but for […]

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Three Bowls of Ice Cream
By     |    Mar 6, 2013
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Three Bowls of Ice Cream

Yesterday, we took our kids to a family friendly birthday party.  My husband’s friend invited us to his house for an asado (Argentine Barbecue) and dinner was to start around 8pm, so that all of our children could eat and enjoy time together before having to go to bed. That was really lovely and thoughtful.  We had organic beef and honestly, it was grilled to perfection.  It was tender and […]

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How to Survive a Vacation with Twin Toddlers
By     |    Mar 3, 2013
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How to Survive a Vacation with Twin Toddlers

When the boys had just turned one, we took a trip with the kids and my parents to a neighboring seaside city called Mar del Plata.  It was nice, and refreshing to be in the breezy, salty air and quite easy to move around the kids in the stroller or in the car.  Plus, we had my parents as backup hands if assistance was needed. The boys were just learning […]

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Will You Be My Valentine?
By     |    Feb 13, 2013
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Will You Be My Valentine?

Ahhh Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (tomorrow!) and whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your special sweetheart or having a “Galentine’s Day” with your BFFs, ladies and gentlemen, I have the only recipe you need: MY AWESOME CHEESECAKE Yes, people, I love you. I love you so much, you’re getting *THE* cheesecake recipe of the century. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love your smile. I […]

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