Water: Healthy Hydration

One of my patients brought me a tomato plant recently—a beautiful, leafy thing about a foot and a half high, smelling like a garden. I put it in the window box to bask in the sun. The next day when I opened the shades mental alarm bells started ringing. There ...

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Helmet Head: Bike and Scooter Helmets for Little Kids

I don’t mean to be Debbie Downer, but I lost a close friend who was riding his bike to the store five minutes from his apartment. He would still be with us today if he had just been wearing a darn helmet!! I know most Velibers cannot be bothered to pack/wear a helmet but little kids NEED them. A simple ...

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Petit Vélib for Little Riders

The Tour de France, which ended this past weekend, had me thinking about cycling in the city. When I was a kid growing up in Austin, Texas, my father taught me how to ride a bike in our driveway and backyard. Once I was a “pro” by six years old, ...

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Easy Eaton Mess

If you are coming to my place for dinner chances are you will most likely be served an Eaton Mess. This is my go-to dessert because it doesn’t require many ingredients or cooking, can be prepared in advance, and always tastes divine. It is insanely simple. (Except I admit whipping ...

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Weekend Reading, July 24, 2015

This week for me felt too long for some reason. Perhaps it is because this was my daughter’s first week of Summer break from the halte-garderie and her nanny is on vacay in Brazil. This means for me long, hot Summer days trying to work with a two-year-old who cannot ...

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Noomi’s Indoor Garden Birthday Party

This past Spring I threw Noomi an indoor garden party to celebrate her 2nd birthday. Yes I know—we are well into Summer now, and the lovely ladies over at Camille Styles wrote a wonderful feature on our party already, but I want to post a few of my favorite images  from the party by the talented ...

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Earl Grey Infused Gin Tea Cocktail

For my daughter’s tea party, I thought the adults might like a spiked tea. This cocktail is surprising refreshing and is lovely served in tea cups with a few petals floating around.   Ingredients for one cocktail 2 oz Earl Grey infused gin (recipe below) 1 teaspoon simple syrup...

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20 Questions with: Hayley Enright, Acupuncturist

I never tried acupuncture before I met Hayley a few months ago. I heard that it was good for back pains, so it was something I wanted to try when I was preggers. However I never found anyone who spoke English, and there was no way someone was sticking pins into me if there was a communication issue. To be honest, ...

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Summer Gear For the Little Ones, Part 3

You are probably getting ready to head off for holiday in a week or two. Here is our final installment of our guide to protective summer gear for your kids. As we got to know in Parts 1 and 2, decking the kids out in shoes, hats, and swimwear that protect from the sun is great but the ...

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Weekend Reading, July 17, 2015

Bonjour! Last weekend we decided to faire le pont and traveled to the Loire Valley to research ideas for MANNA. We had a little too much fun and decided to extend our four days into a almost a week. The Loire Valley is so close and so beautiful. My favorite ...

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