daily fieldnotes

Back Home 3

We are back home in San Francisco, where the redwood trees bend and sway in the cold foggy wind, and the heater is on. From a high of 97 degrees in Spain to a high of 60 with a foggy wind chill. We have lived here for nearly 7 years, and it still surprises me to wear boots, a jacket and a scarf on a July afternoon. I am so glad to be home. But I wish we had more of a real summer here.

I have a post about traveling with toddlers in the works, and another about our last days in Spain. I’ve also been writing about women, work, family and the balance I’m finding. And I have an idea about a series on raising bilingual children, and would love to interview or have guest posts, so if you or someone you know grew up bilingual, or is raising bilingual children, I’d love to talk.

That’s all for now. Time to put this jet-lagged family to bed!


  1. Megsie

    07/18/2013 at 8:52 pm

    Oh, that pool looks so lovely. So lovely! It is SO HOT here. High 90s and humid. Sticky and stinky. We used to have a pool in our yard when I was growing up, and we bought my parent’s house when we were newly married so we had that pool for NINE extra years. We have been in this house eight years, and I still miss MY pool. I still yearn for it.

    Anyway…you are a tease. All those posts are excellent! I wish I could help with the bilingual parent search, but I can’t. 🙁 Sorry! I will keep my ears open though. Just in case one comes up to me and befriends me in the near future!

    Welcome home! I hope you get over your jet-lag quick!

  2. Bethany Bassett

    09/30/2013 at 3:09 am

    Hey! I’m so behind on blog-reading after this summer that it is quite literally impossible to comment on everything I’d like to, but I wanted to mention that I’d be happy to collaborate with you on the bilingual project if you’d like! My husband grew up bilingual as an American in Italy, and now our girls are growing up the same way. Of course, you might be hoping to focus on raising bilingual kids in the U.S., where second-language acquisition isn’t as easy as just sending them to preschool… but please feel free to let me know if you want any more info on our mixed up little family. 🙂

    • Willow

      10/06/2013 at 9:20 pm

      I would love to have you participate…and will let you know when I get organized. I’m excited to get all different kinds of perspectives!


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