#MummyMondays: My favourite ornament

This is my favourite Christmas ornament, made just before last Christmas when Little Miss was only 3 months old by Helen of Made With Love, It’s the ornament I put on last and the one that I can’t wait to see on the tree. Little Miss’ foot is still small but she’s grown so much already. […]

#MommyMondays: Jingle Bells are ringing!

Christmas is my favourite time of year, so I’m overjoyed to see the lights and decorations up everywhere! This is the window at Ladurée at the place de la Madeleine, which has just recently re-opened after a few weeks of renovations. This week I’m hoping to get Little Miss’ picture done with Santa as well […]

Mommy Mondays: Here comes the… Turkey!

We celebrated American Thanksgiving this weekend with our “Thanksgiving crew” it’s our 4th year running and even though some of couples are now back living in the States and others travelling a bit, we love our group celebration tradition! This year we had two toddlers (Little Miss and her very first friend), one mother of […]

MummyMondays: Are back!

I’ve been a very sorry blogger since this summer but we’re back now for the Fall and so I will make an effort to be more regular about posts! I’ll share more from the Philadelphia part of our trip this week. It was great to be in New York and Philadelphia earlier in October, even […]

Welcome to the Royal Baby

France being a republic, it’s strange and amusing to see how much attention the arrival of the Royal Baby has garnered. We were in Brittany with DH’s family and interrupted dinner to watch Prince George’s release from the hospital live on TF1 (the most important television station in France). I thought I would add fire […]

La canicule

There’s finally a canicule in France — the dreaded, elusive heatwave! I love it since I thrive on hot, humid weather in the summertime but DH and Little Miss are having a much harder time. DH doesn’t support humidity very well and Little Miss is just a baby, so obviously she’s miserable (even though she […]

The Impossible Little Miss

Little Miss is becoming a little terror (above in full fit). Since arriving in the countryside on Thursday (she and I came a day late, DH had to go the day before as I had a work obligation) she has been very needy, she only wants Mommy and will start screaming as soon as I […]

Deadlines

This is super quick post, so I apologise in advance. I have a deadline today that’s got me quite busy and we’re leaving in two days for the countryside! In other news it’s officially summer in Paris. This weekend we had great weather and today is an absolutely sweltering 28°C! At last! #MommyMonday links: Very […]

Mr. and Mrs. James Bond

This weekend has been a whirlwind of activity! My Saturday and Sunday was like an intense marathon: awake at 6:30 AM to feed Little Miss, up for a shower at 7:30, out the door at 8:30 to get to a Paris Fashion Week show as I had to shadow a designer for a fashion feature, […]

I’ll take some sleep on the side…

We’ve had another rocky weekend, Little Miss caught a bug on Thursday evening and has been fighting a fever for the last few days. I’m completely exhausted from night wakings and she’s been so difficult to get to sleep in general — we’ve been spending hours trying to get her calm in the evenings. We […]

Let’s sweep the bad weather away

It’s been another fun family weekend and yesterday was a blast, celebrating DH’s first Father’s Day! We finished the day with a walk around the Canal St. Martin, where we saw these street-sweeping dancers. The crowds and the sun were out and it finally felt like summer was here! But today when we woke up […]

A hamburger highlight

We had a busy weekend in Paris trying to get things done for the flat as Little Miss’ things have exploded everywhere and we need to organise asap! Saturday was a whirlwind of shops, bags, and taxis but we did have one memorable stop, for an order of hamburger and fries at Big Fernand, a […]

Crawling!

It’s happened so quickly, but at 9.5 months, Little Miss is finally crawling! On Thursday she was spending lots of time getting on her knees, on Friday she managed to get in an upright sitting position for the first time herself, and this morning she has started actually crawling! I’m so amazed and proud of […]

We spent the weekend alone

DH was back in Paris at the end of last week so Little Miss and I spent the last few days alone in the countryside. I’m always a bit nervous and needlessly paranoid that if anything should happen to me Little Miss would be completely alone and obviously unable to fend for herself. Despite all […]

Having a sick child is not easy

This weekend has been incredibly difficult, having a sick child is not easy! Thankfully after two doctor’s visits (photo above taken in the waiting room), many doses of Doliprane, and lots of TLC, Little Miss is now feeling much better. We’re both more than a little worn out and this illness has wreaked havoc on […]

Heading back to Paris

We’re heading back to Paris this afternoon after a few blissful days in the Loire Valley. Just when you get settled it’s time to leave again. Although we’ll be back soon *and* in the Loire for most of the summer as well. Sad to leave the peace and quiet but looking forward to meeting up […]