- Minnneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- December 06
- I am a stay-at-home mom who also happens to be an avid writer and traveler. I studied French and International Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, lived in France, and have wandered to over 30 countries. I reside in Minneapolis, MN with my husband and two young children.
I currently write three blogs: www.thirdeyemom.com, www.thethirdeyeworld.com and http://diaryofahappymom.wordpress.com/ and am a frequent contributor to www.worldmomsblog.com.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Sunday Post: Wonderful
November 04, 2012 03:00PM
- I am Malala: A crusader for
girls education worldwide
November 03, 2012 05:04PM
- Pure Geometry
November 02, 2012 04:06PM
- A visit to Alpage de Ritord: A
traditional cheese maker in
November 02, 2012 10:06AM
- A Spooky Night of Halloween
November 01, 2012 05:39PM
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I have always dreamed of being a writer. Ever since I was a little girl, I kept a leather-bound diary un… Read full post »
Authorâ€™s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series,Â click here.
If you have never been on a mountain hiking trip before, you probably haven’t been properly intr… Read full post »
Hello fellow travel blogger and friends!
I wanted to contact you to let you know about a new feature Iâ€™m going to start on my blog called â€œFeature Fridaysâ€.Â I came up with this idea today during my daily run/… Read full post »
Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
The sailboats of Lake Harriet on a fine Spring Day.
For me, Labor Day marks the end of summer. Although the children have already been in school for a week, growing up we… Read full post »
I have been down many curves in the road of my travels. I have also followed many curvy roads in my life. The path of life is never simple nor is it straight. It is the curves in the road that make life interesting and complete.
â€œThe mountains are calling and I must go.â€ -John Muir
â€œTwo roads diverged in a wood and I â€“ I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.â€ -â€¨Robert Frost
â€œWilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human… Read full post »
Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series,Â click here.
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes, by the… Read full post »
Today was an emotional day. One that every American mother envisions in her head on the day her child is born: My daughter’s first day of kindergarten.
Like most middle-class American mothers, I spent the last five ye/… Read full post »
Author’s note: This is a continuation on my series of trekking La Vanoise National Park in the high Alps of France. To see all posts in this series, click here.
Adventure is a path. Real adventure â€“ self-determined, self-motivated, often risky â€“ forces you to have firsthand encounters with… Read full post »
Author’s note: This post is a continuation of my series on trekking La Tour de la Vanoise in the French Alps. For previous post, click here.Â
After our unexpected afternoon in Geneva… Read full post »
In the distance
the mountains beckon.
I take each step closer
and at one.
In the distance…
a brighter day, spilling with life.
This post is in response to Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post: Distance.… Read full post »
Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack has done it again with a fascinating travel theme: Silhouette. I couldn’t think of a better, more fitting photo than the one below that I took early morning while setting off on our first hike in La Tour de la VanoiseÂ in the French Alps.
Our week-long trek through the peaks and valleys of the French Alps took place in the beautiful eastern RhÃ´ne-AlpesÂ region of France known as Savoie (pronounced “saw-vwa”).Â
Savoie, along with neighboring Haute-Savoie, has a long, fascinating history… Read full post »
I’ve only been home a few days now and am already swamped. Coming off anÂ after trip high is hard. Not only do you have jet-lag and an inflated sense of reality to deal with, you have the initial joy of being home and seeing family followed up by the normal after… Read full post »
Reading is knowledge…..knowledge is power….to understand and explore the world.
Unfortunately I’ve been doing too much playing around with my blog and accidentally deleted my “Worth a Read” page along with all the comments! I am trying to recompose… Read full post »
â€œShe was already thinking of herself… Read full post »
as a kind of expatriateâ€¦not
smothered by what she believed to
be Americaâ€™s puritanical and
materialistic culture, which she
had little patience for.
She saw herself more a European
soul, in tune with the thinkers and
artists she felt expressed her
“All our dreams can come true â€“ if we have the courage to pursue them.â€ – Walt Disney
It’s Monday morning and I’m back to it. I got home from France late Saturday night and proceeded to sleep 13 hours trying to desperately catch up on an enormo… Read full post »
Sunday morning and I’m back in Minnesota after eight wonderful days in the magnificent French Alps around La Tour de la Vanoise.Â All I can say is that it is quite a spectacular place. I’ve got over 800 photos to prove. The raw, untouched beauty of the French Alps cleansed my soul… Read full post »
After a transatlantic flight to Europe, we wound up in Geneva with a four hour layover until proceeding to France. We were starving and found an outdoor cafe in Old Geneve, where we sat outside munching on pizza and watching the world go by. Incredibly jet lag and out of sorts,… Read full post »
Bonjour mes Amis! Finally after six days of hiking the sensational Tour de la Vanoise, with sore back, massive golf ball sized blister and over 800 pictures I’m back in civilization.
It was absolutely stunning and a true test of endurance. I can hardly wait to share my photos and… Read full post »
Today was a hard day. I didn’t feel great and had another big trip ahead of me, my third time traveling in less than three weeks.
I felt the toll on my body and mind as well as my children. My son Max cried and cried, filling my heart with… Read full post »
This post is a combination of two photo challenges that just so happened to work brilliantly together at the same time. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong and Ailsa of Where’s my backpacks‘ travel theme signs.
I was feeling like my blog needed a little bit of humor instead of dwelling on… Read full post »
During my three day trip to New York City for the BlogHer ’12 conference we stayed at the Hilton New York (the largest hotel in NYC) in vibrant, fast-faced Midtown. Â As a travel blogger, I found it irresistibly hard to be trapped inside the jam-packed hotel in sessions all day long… Read full post »
As I prepare to leave home once again and fly off far away, I start to get that little feeling of sadness. For as much as I love to travel, there is no place like home.
Besides my wonderful family, one of my most favorite things about home is my lovely… Read full post »
Ailsa of Where’s my backpack hosted yet another mind racing travel theme this week called “leading lines”. I thought long and hard about this topic and couldn’t think of anything to post. Yet this morning laying in bed I got a voila moment. Yes, the leading lines of the infamo… Read full post »