Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Returning to Canada with the baby

Following our trip to Venice, I took a break from blogging. I didn't really want to take a break, and I didn't mean to stop entirely, but I felt that I should take a small pause for the baby. I also wanted to make sure I tried out this whole "sleep when the baby sleeps" idea before filling my small daytime breaks with typing (when I should be catching up on sleep).

We took the baby on his first boat ride to Granville Island!
Here's where we are now: We're on an extended visit to my continent to work, visit and introduce the new baby around. We're into our second month in Canada with two more months to go. So far, it's been fun, but also a little exhausting. We've been to Ottawa, Vancouver, and Seattle and we're still planning to hit Toronto, Montreal and New York before we're done.

I'm happy to be here roaming around, but I also miss France -- the country I now definitely consider home. I don't think the baby even remembers his home country, but he'll have plenty of time to explore it when we get back. Years and years, I would guess.

Anyway, breaks are good: Breaks to sleep, breaks from immersion, from blogging, from friends and family (or with friends and family), from countries or simply routine. A break is somewhat of a mini-leap, and even if it's short, it often provides some inspiration and renewal.

This break at least has me writing again, for the first time after the birth. Here's a story I wrote about giving birth to a baby in France for Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine. (Pictures of us included!)

9 comments:

  1. Too bad I missed you on your Ottawa stop! Lovely pictures in the article though. I'm glad the trip is doing well, it must be an adventure!

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  2. We'll be back again before we leave...

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  3. Hi Kerry: Bringing le bebe to the cottage country? Wow you were in Vancouver! Hope you enjoyed the stay here. Nice to see your posts again. Was wondering how you were doing these days!

    Carmen

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  4. Thanks, Carmen!

    You live in a great city. I hope you've got some fun plans for the summer. I'm a little sad we won't be there!

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  5. Karen MacGregor LabelleMay 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    I loved your article in Ottawa Parenting!! Can't wait for the book....

    Karen MacGregor

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  6. Hi Kerry: Well, your schedule is busy enough! I don't have much planned for the summer except I'm heading to the Carribean next week for some sun! Please keep on blogging!

    Carmen

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  7. Ker! Hope to see you in Ottawa, and meet your baby boy. Love the blog, and the article.

    Susie

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  8. I am impress with you giving time for your baby though writing is really what you love most. Well, everyone of us should have a break and should always have time for family. I think that is the most ideal thing to do as a responsible parent.

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  9. Wonderful travel blog! I just bookmarked your blog for more explore. Thanks Kerry for nice article.

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