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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 […]

Italy, Travel

Artisans of Florence

With Grandma’s first visit to Europe, we wanted to give her a special window into a country with centuries of art and culture. While we thought a deep dive into Renaissance art might be a bit of a snooze for her and the kids, a tour of the artisans of […]

Musings

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 […]