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3 Ways France Taught Me How Living Can Be An Art

“Ici, vivre est un arte.” Translated: Here, living is an art. I saw this sentence written on a brochure for a winery in the Loire Valley. Although we didn’t end up visiting that winery on our recent trip to France (or any, really, as it didn’t seem like the thing to do with four kids in tow), the words stuck…

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It’s Great to Be Gone… But It’s Good to Be Home

The sun is rising above the palm trees in my yard in Florida. I rose early—still jet-lagged but also charged to sit down at the laptop to put some words down—but then everyone else in the family woke up, too. One by one, they came out of their lairs at 6 a.m., so jazzed up it was as though they…

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