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If you are wondering where my promised Monday, Wednesday and Friday posts have gone, don’t worry! I am still writing but at 30 minutes a day, I have decided to put more effort into publishing thoughtfully edited posts....

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Uncomfortable

One thing I think that is interesting to note is that in France there is a much more authentic practice of laïcité or secularism than I have experienced in the USA. Conservatives in France are not proponents of one religion over another, they say that no religion should receive special treatment, this goes for Catholicism, Judaism, Islam and even Protestants.

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La famille

Aujourd’hui, je vais essayer de m’exprimer en français. Depuis 2013 je suis une résidente de France d’où j’habite avec mon mari. Il n’est pas facile de changer son pays et ses coutumes, mais on apprend...

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Day 28: Rose City

Today has gone by in a flash. Life with several little ones often does. Somehow we all got in a little work, some laundry in, some bags packed, loaded the dishwasher, charged the car full of luggage (as we say in French: charger...

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Day 27: Thursdays

Thursday is one of my favorite days of the week. The babies are at their nursery all day long and I have the day to myself to work, get in a run, and maybe enjoy some sunshine. This week Winston is on vacation (spring break) and...

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Day 26: Loving Discipline

This piece could probably be a book, but fortunately, I have limited myself to 30 minutes. I don’t recommend being a parent to any and everyone; however, when it comes to self-knowledge and exploration, parenting is likely one...

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Day 25: Cash

Let’s talk about MONEY The first evidence of the use of numbers by humans is believed to have been for the purposes of accounting. Counting grain, wine, sheep…things that have value. The first evidence of “money” varies...

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Day 21: A tale of Language and Privilege

I tried to argue. I told my husband all the ways I was open-minded and respectful in my usage. He told me I had a serious case of white-privilege. I was shocked. I was outraged. My own husband telling me — ME! — of all people that I was practicing imperialism in my speech absolutely scandalized me. And then I let it sit. And I started to think. And I started to question.

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