An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

I forgot Groundhog’s Day. Granted, not the most major of holidays to forget. Quite a silly one actually, but the point is, I forgot all about it. For anyone not familiar with this American tradition, Groundhog’s Day is the day when Punxsutawney Phil is jolted out of his winter’s nap for a prediction about the …

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Once again, it’s that time of year. It’s the night before the first day of school. Like the tide at the beach, slowly the school year rolls in for children around the globe. Tomorrow, it’s our turn. For us, it’s not just a new year, not just a new class, or a new grade. For …

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Over the past four years, I have done a lot of planning and arranging in German. I have no issues setting up utilities, reserving a hotel room, planning a vacation, or making coffee dates in my second language. I am pretty much unfazed by any situation I find myself in. I remain generally confident that …

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Living in Europe, it’s difficult not to reexamine the way you think about many things. Everyday offers up some new challenge to many a long-held belief. Certainly I anticipated this, but I was not expecting that my sojourn into another culture would change the way I thought about parenting. How was I to guess that …

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