Monthly Archives: July 2010

Swedish Deliciousness – potato salad without the fuss and mess of mayonnaise!

A wonderful summer salad perfect for any BBQ. I call it Swedish Deliciousness but you can call it potato salad without the fuss and mess of mayonnaise. Continue reading

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I Survived! A Chronicle of My ½ Marathon Training Program

I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor is my new theme song.  And not because I have been jilted by my lover, but because I am training for a marathon and just hoping to survive it all!  I “officially” began my … Continue reading

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Summer on the Water: A Cultural Experience!

Enjoying a summer sail in New England and introducing our German au pair to a family passion is all part of the cultural exchange process. Continue reading

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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…..

Tips for managing through sickness. Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Welcoming Your Au Pair

Helping someone new adjust requires having a plan. Here are 10 tips we use when welcoming a new au pair to our home, family and community. Continue reading

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I Can’t Put You Down – Yes, Kindle, I’m talking to You!

Feel the pull of an amazing book and dive into the fantastical world of Stieg Larsson and the Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest. Continue reading

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According to kids…..sharing is caring. Even germs!

There are cultural differences when it comes to hygiene. My au pair learned why Americans obsess about washing hands during her week at the au pair training school. Continue reading

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