One of the things I miss the most about Paris are their delectable desserts. Luckily, these typical French desserts can easily be made at home from scratch. While many of them look, and are indeed, decadent, they're easy enough to throw together in an afternoon.
A Baby Carrier
I used this baby carrier when my babies were newborn to about 3 or 4 months old. It's lightweight, very easy to put on, and can easily be stored in a diaper bag.
A Small Stroller
This was perfect after my daughter was old enough to sit up on her own in the stroller, and my son could scoot along beside me on this. I would usually take the yoyo scooter board attachment as well, but this was nice to give me a break from pushing two kids around the city. If my son decided he was done with the scooter, it can actually be balanced on the yoyo by the handle bars.
I posted this picture a couple months after moving to Paris. It couldn't be more true, but bon courage to you if you're taking the plunge! Even if you're just going for a visit, these items will help make your visit easier.
A few days ago I picked up an old journal and read some of my entries from a couple of years ago. After I closed it, I thought, why oh why didn't I write more! Even though the days were seemingly mundane, every entry was so sweet. I mean how many moms get to write something like, "Today I dropped off my son at school and then walked around Luxembourg garden with my daughter. It was a little chilly, so I decided the next time we go (tomorrow), I will buy her a hot chocolate so she has something to keep her warm while she's admiring the ducks swimming in the Medici Fountain." That wasn't a real journal entry, but it could have been! I can't go back in time and make myself journal, but I've decided I can do my best to recall things and share them with you. You'll get the gist of what it's really like to live in Paris.