Spare Change

It was the first day of ski school and I watched from a distance as my 5-year old daughter, Maggie, lined up with the other girls and boys her age, wearing...

If you read my last post, about Memory, you’ll appreciate what I’m about to share next…about making memories. In the book, “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering,” Josh...

I forgot what it was like to be a four-year-old. Then again, I was never a four-year-old like today’s generation, techno savvy, digitally wired, hyped up on Bubble Guppies, Organic Honey...

While the east coast has been gripped by one heck of a winter, the weather in Sweden has been kind of blah, freezing cold one day, raining the next, weird. Today...

“How old are you mommy?” My four-year-old asks when I’m driving, answering my cellphone or otherwise concentrating on something besides her. It’s an attention getting question, but the truth is the...

Trolling around my News Feed on Facebook I read this tidbit of wisdom: Behind every great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up. It’s true, isn’t it?...

QUIZ TIME: The following menu is from where? Monday: Chicken in Sweet Chili and Organic White Fiber Pasta Tuesday: Mashed Potatoes and Sausages and/or Chorizo Wednesday: Lemon and Dill Oven-Baked Hoki...

It’s been a year since we moved to Sweden and people are starting to ask, “Have you learned the language yet?” It’s kind of like assuming someone who likes to jog...

The rhythm of the Swedish summer is taking over. The country is slowing down. You can feel it. Traffic is lighter, the beaches and lakefronts are filled, there are people wearing...

February, in Sweden, is the month of Semlas—a delicious pastry (filled with whipped cream and almond paste) that can only be bought and enjoyed before Lent (this year on February 13th)....