“But even if He does not…”

Last night, we prayed for Ben's father. We actually do most nights. After our nightly routine of reading, teeth brushing, and reflecting on the day, right before Ben dozes off... he asks me to pray for his father. The one that walked out on him. On us. If that doesn't illustrate the heart of this…

What is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, and why you’ll want to celebrate it!

Ask anyone what France is known for, and chances are, "wine" will make the short list. With regions like Champagne, Bordeaux, and the Rhône river valley, it's easy to see why. For good reason, France is celebrated as one of the top exporters of wine, and it's on the 3rd Thursday in November that we…

Going to court in France: Part 2

Hi friends. I recently wrote about how I went to court in France, to get dual citizenship for my son, while still living in America. You can find that article here. Today, I'm sharing the story of what happened after, and why we went to court in France again, for completely different reasons. Because this…

Purchasing tickets for the Paris Metro System

Growing up in the Midwest, my exposure to the underground subway system was somewhat limited. Although St. Louis has a metro, it's really more of an above ground rail line, and I remember feeling incredibly apprehensive my first time in Paris, having to navigate the Metro. Today, I'm sharing a few tips I've learned along…

So what’s the big deal about the French pharmacie?

Do a Google search on "French skin care", and chances are, almost any article will make mention of the infamous French pharmacie. But what exactly is it? And why is this institution known world-wide? Today, I'll be breaking down what the pharmacie is, and why you'll want to visit at least one on your next…

Get to know Paris: The 4th Arrondissement

This time last year I was in Paris, and to say that I'm feeling nostalgic would be an understatement. It's my favorite city, the place where I feel most "me", and it's here that has been the backdrop for so many of my life events. It's hard to not feel attached to a place like…