Abortion and motherhood: a true story

Preliminary note: Two days ago, I tried to load my resume onto an online recruitment agency website and for some reasons (OK, I admit I am useless when it comes to the multi-touch trackpad options, too old for these tricks) I opened a document I wrote three years ago. It was my way of dealingContinue reading “Abortion and motherhood: a true story”

Holiday season: part One

DH and I absolutely love Thanksgiving. We don’t have it in France so when this holiday comes we relish it because basically it is all about food and wine and it is not Christmas yet. We thus still have time to: – figure out what gift to buy. My dream toy for the children isContinue reading “Holiday season: part One”

Mood of the day: turkey ‘hunting’

I woke up with a major freak out – Thanksgiving was Thursday. I had been in a complete denial that I offered to, god knows why, host a Thanksgiving dinner. I started to panic about yams and stuffing and felt the need for an urban huntress vibe to face reality and finally collect the 13lbsContinue reading “Mood of the day: turkey ‘hunting’”

Fashion babbling: the challenge – episode 1

L is at the day care which means it is the day when I must get a shower before 11am and wear something else than sweatpants. It is not an option; it is key to the survival of ME as a self-loving woman. Once out of the shower I got on the weight scale andContinue reading “Fashion babbling: the challenge – episode 1”

Coffee with a headhunter: the rules not to break

It is not often than I get work connections through my family – mainly because they still don’t know what I was doing before having kids and more comprehensibly what it is I actually want to do now. My sister’s boyfriend once candidly asked: ‘I am confused…your sister has two Masters in Business and Management,Continue reading “Coffee with a headhunter: the rules not to break”

Mood of the day: I’m like a bird by Nelly Furtado

I knew I wanted to have some kind of hunting/pheasant feel for my 37th birthday outfit – the 18th I am celebrating with DH who was born on the exact same day. It is weird to think that we are like twins who have twins. Thank god for L’s arrival which disrupted our slightly freakishContinue reading “Mood of the day: I’m like a bird by Nelly Furtado”

Beb-election night: Congratulations President Obama

I woke up this morning utterly exhausted because G & L kept us awake all night. However beyond the exhaustion, I felt relief. Relief that America came to their senses to give Obama four more years. For me the choice was obvious because I am a non white gay hag woman who is not AmericanContinue reading “Beb-election night: Congratulations President Obama”

Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm – part Two

When hurricane Irene came, DH and I argued about whether to duct tape our windows or not. Irene did affect our lives, though not by flooding our apartment in Harlem: we got bored, we drank and we probably conceived L then. When hurricane Sandy came, half of Manhattan turned pitch black and was flooded. In our smallContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm – part Two”

Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm – part One

When hurricane Irene came, DH and I argued about whether to duct tape our windows or not. Irene did affect our lives, though not by flooding our apartment in Harlem: we got bored, we drank and we probably conceived L then. When hurricane Sandy came, half of Manhattan turned pitch black and was flooded. In our smallContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm – part One”

Mood of the day: rain warrior

Last thursday, New Yorkers were drenched by heavy rain and with this, rain boots inundated the streets and museums: classic Hunter, foldable rain boots by Redfoot, equestrian D&G, comfy Threton…As for me, I wore my MK logo rain boots by Michael Kors for my very first visit (I am slightly embarrassed to admit this) ofContinue reading “Mood of the day: rain warrior”