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This or That: London or Paris?  Posted on 04/16/2015
You must pick one, and you must explain why. I’m asking this one for myself, actually, having never been to either (other than driving to CDG in Paris – oy!). We’ve been considering a trip to one this year, but not...
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Lapland, Part 2 (of 3)  Posted on 04/14/2015
Our second day in Lapland, we traveled about an hour southwest to the Ranua Zoo. A lot of the animals were sleeping, hiding, or hibernating, but we saw a lot of owls, and the polar bears were great! They seemed to think we had brought them...
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Visiting Lapland – Part 1 (of 3)  Posted on 04/11/2015
Lapland, home of Santa and reindeer and the northern lights. And after three years of living in Finland, we finally made it! We left home on March 17 and took the overnight train to Rovaniemi. Incidentally, the 17th was the night the...
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This or That: Coke or Pepsi?  Posted on 04/09/2015
You must pick one – bonus points for telling me more about your choice. Me? I’m a Coke girl all the way. Most people I know are Coke people, and I wonder if it’s a regional thing. Where I come from, “Coke”...
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Inspiration Tuesday  Posted on 04/07/2015
  Before moving to Finland, I had never been out of the US (except Mexico and a Caribbean Cruise).  Despite that, or maybe because of it, I’ve always had a fascination with ruins, particularly castle ruins.  Imagining...
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Easter in Finland  Posted on 04/06/2015
This is what happens when you quickly, with about two hours before an Easter egg hunt, make an Easter basket and decorate some eggs. Pretty impressed with myself, actually.  I just grabbed what I had on hand in the craft pile and went...
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This or That: Lie or Tell the Truth?  Posted on 04/02/2015
I’ve never been a big fan of April Fool’s Day, so I tend to ignore it as much as possible. I love the idea of a good gag, but it seems people get mean more often than not, so instead of a fun gag it’s a men-spirited...
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On Mombragging, the Finnish School System, and life  Posted on 03/30/2015
I’m so embarrassed. I had a friend come over last week to help administer Baby J’s medicine, and before she left I said, “Oh, look what he did for the first time today! He picked up the ball and put it in the hole and...
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…and then life happened.  Posted on 03/26/2015
  Remember a couple weeks ago when I blogged about a new schedule, and how I was going to start it this week? And how I said I wanted to start a regular blog feature? I was all set, even had an editorial calendar planned out. I got a...
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