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My New Ride

Nope, I still don’t drive in Tokyo. But I finally got a bicycle and boy, is she a beauty. The husband and I set out to the bike shop last weekend where he asked all sorts of technical questions and … Continue reading

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Our Little Drugstore

So for those of you who read this blog who aren’t Expats, here’s a little confession. We’re sort of drugstore hoarders. Most of us have some sort of “secret closet” where we stash away toiletries and medications from America that … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market

In the short period of time between our return to Tokyo and the start of school we decided to head to the World-Famous Tsukiji Fish Market {also, by the way, a terrific activity for a family with jet lag, still … Continue reading

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A Whole New World

More than nine years ago we learned Big Cutie suffered a stroke in utero and had Cerebral Palsy as a result {you can read the full story here}.  About the same time, she started wearing her first DAFO leg brace … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

I’ve been talking a lot lately about this trip across the Pacific we’re taking to head back to the States and it’s finally here! We packed up our suitcases… {in the interest of full disclosure, this was only about half … Continue reading

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In the Bag

The Cuties and I are getting ready to head to the States for the summer and are sorting through what we need to pack up. On my long list of things to bring with us were bags for the girls to … Continue reading

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Year One: Almost a Wrap

In three weeks, we head back to America for our summer leave, finishing up our first year, here in Tokyo.  While technically not quite a year, the time sure has flown by!  I can’t believe how much we’ve managed to … Continue reading

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Sweet!

My friend Laurie and I recently spent the day in a cool part of Tokyo called Omotesando.  Unfortunately, we picked one of the rainiest days of the year for our outing, but we were total troopers {OK, the reality is … Continue reading

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I Went to Paper Heaven AND it Smelled Great

No trip to Kyoto is complete without a visit to Kyukyodo Stationery and Incense Shop.  Its been in business since 1663.  When you’re about to hit your 350th anniversary, it’s clear you kinda know what you’re doing. The shop sells … Continue reading

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A Little Shameless Plug for Help, Please!

I posted last summer about our amazing photo session with the uber talented {and super fun} Heather Golde.   I keep teasing her that she needs to fly over to Japan and do it again for us this year.  That … Continue reading

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