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POSTCARDS FROM DOWN UNDER

 

I’m in Australia! Sorry I just up and left, I hate good-byes. I arrived in Sydney on Thursday last week after 20 hours in the air with Jules. Turns out, four month old babies make the best travel companions. I left Robbie to look after Finn and Bennett with the help of his amazing mom and dad. Like most of my major life decisions, this trip was planned on a […]

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ALL THE PRETTY GADGETS

A couple of weeks ago, Comcast put on an Xfinity event for Boston influencers to learn about their X1 platform and Xfinity Home. I left Jules with Robbie for the first time and it felt so good to be out meeting adults. The Comcast staff were so nice. They ushered […]

LITTLE WORKS

After discovering that I could be making thousands of dollars just by taking a photo of a friend wearing flippers on a horse, I have decided I should start selling Finn’s art work. Student loan debt be damned.

“Traveling Polar Bear”

“Crown”

“Crown II2”

“Kandinsky + Warhol Love Child”

“Untitled” #592

THE DANISH WAY OF PARENTING GIVEAWAY

➕ WINNERS HAVE BEEN CROWNED ➕ The winners of two signed copies of The Danish Way of Parenting were drawn this morning, all the way away in Rome, Italy. Congratulations to @yesteacher (Instagram) and Lauren Gordon (Facebook entry). I will be in touch shortly! Thank you to everyone who entered!!

 

As […]

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BUSH-WALKING WITH SOLLY

Bush-walking is Australian for hiking in the woods. I was never much of a bush-walker in Australia until my friend Sam got me into it in the summer of 2006. Sam is a bush-walking kind of girl. She’s also a baby-wearing kind of girl. I’ve been living as an ex-pat […]

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BUY THE BISSELL

Yesterday I left Finn painting in the kitchen and Bennett watching Max and Ruby in the lounge room while I nursed Jules. Five minutes, max. I felt secure knowing that law and order was in the hands of my very capable four year old. I Instagrammed the aftermath of that […]

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FEVER + THUNDER + NURSING = NO SLEEP

On Saturday night we had a storm here. The regular 9 to 5 folks of the south shore mightn’t have noticed it come through around 2am but we did. Bennett has had one of his fevers since Friday and he was burning through the night, which meant I was making […]

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FINDING THE WORDS

Finn told me that last night he had a dream about a sad train conductor. Said he couldn’t get his sad face out of his head. I didn’t know what to say because sometimes the things he says catch me off guard. We ended up with an Inside Out analogy […]

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JESSICA JOELLE ALEXANDER INTERVIEW

Residents of Denmark continue to rank as the happiest people in the world – why? What makes Danes so well adjusted compared to the rest of us? I interviewed Jessica Joelle Alexander, the author of The Danish Way of Parenting, which looks at the Danes’ use of respect, empathy, reframing […]

  • JESSICA JOELLE ALEXANDER INTERVIEW PART II

JESSICA JOELLE ALEXANDER INTERVIEW | PART II

This is Part II of my interview with Jessica Joelle Alexander, author of The Danish Way of Parenting.

For Part I of the interview, go to: JESSICA JOELLE ALEXANDER INTERVIEW

Growing up here, did your own parents have a typically North American parenting style?

My parents were quite strict and authoritarian. There […]

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DIAPER BAG LOVE FEST 2016

We can thank mainstream fashion designers who have dipped into the baby market for these 2016 designer diaper bags. Sophisticated classics and French Riviera stripes that don’t scream “I’m packing diapers and wipes!” are utilitarian and gorgeous. Ditch the garish mummy handbag because leaving the house with a baby shouldn’t […]

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THE HAPPIEST CHILDREN IN THE WORLD

I love the Danes. Back in 2007 to 2009, I was reviewing foreign films for the World Movies Channel in Sydney and my favorite films were from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. I saw in these films, cultures that were both gentle and intentional and I dreamed of living my life […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BENNETT

Bennett George Thompson is 2 today. This boy is a big ray of happy sunshine. He always has been. I’ll do anything to make him smile. Like letting him “paint” with our 11 year old mother’s helper. Today I’m tired and I have to clean the house before a friend […]

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