Musings

Musings

Au Pair Search= Real World Return

One milestone marking the reality that we are moving home–figuring out childcare for when we get back. We’ve talked a lot about it, and decided that hiring an Italian au pair will be great for continuity with language and culture. Although I never used online dating websites, I did work […]

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A Grandma in Italy

While, to be sure, there are a lot of grandmas in Italy, there is one in particular that has not been here. In fact, she had never set foot on any part of the European continent or its neighboring islands. So, we were very excited to host Josh’s mom on […]

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Lessons in Ski Racing

On our week-long trip to the wintry Dolomites, the kids did a three hour lesson every morning, so Josh and I had that time to ski together. Then, after a quick lunch with the kids, we would ski all afternoon. I couldn’t believe how much energy those kids would still […]