Dear Summer, I love you. This year, everything about you is just so perfect; I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. We’re lucky to spend summer in the mountains this year, where the weather is … Continue reading A open letter to summer from a happy mom
Before having kids, I always pictured myself as a cool mom. The type of mom who would allow all the fun games at home, with no restrictions whatsoever. The cool mom that I had in mind allowed her kids to … Continue reading What is your mom tribe?
An important lie has been preserving our race for many generations; one that all young couples have been telling themselves, hoping only for the best: “when we become parents, our kids will never behave this way”. Like everyone else, I … Continue reading Your baby is not the enemy. You are.
Growing up, I never looked at marriage and children as the ultimate goal in my life. The truth is, I never really wanted any of it. I enjoyed being young and single, and my life was fabulous the way it … Continue reading My 6 phases to finally appreciate starting a family
In a world where moms are busy juggling between many (many) tasks, there is nothing better than having fewer battles to fight. You have time to enjoy your kids, your family and your work. You can even pamper yourself and … Continue reading Why I’m so over the mom guilt
Dear daughter, I’m writing this letter so that you can read it when you’re a mature adult, and by that, I mean once you’ve graduated from college and experienced a couple of rough years in the work industry. By that … Continue reading To my daughter: my legacy to you
This post was originally published on Expat Life in Thailand. I am part of the Generation X, one of the last to follow the traditions of the past: Enjoying the space and freedom of growing up as a child without … Continue reading To the parents of my generation: More is less!
When I was a child, I grew up in a country other than my own and like many expatriate kids, I went to a French international school. Through this situation, I was exposed to three different cultures: the one of … Continue reading What I learned from living in 7 countries
When my daughter was born, the first year went smoothly in terms of parenting. I mean, exhaustion aside, things were pretty easy: I just had to put her in a safe corner with toys and she enjoyed herself. It was … Continue reading Are we unintentionally rewarding our kids’ whining?
When I was pregnant with my second baby, many questions crossed my mind- the kind of questions that moms pregnant with their second babies are familiar with: Will I get the chance to spend time with the new baby? Will … Continue reading How I dealt with my daughter’s sibling jealousy
Guest post by Beth Martel Making your kids eat vegetables can often be a great struggle for all parents. Vegetables are a complete source of nutrients that are inevitable for the human body. Therefore, it becomes necessary to incorporate a … Continue reading 5 ways to get your kids to eat vegetables
This morning I woke up at 6:38. I know this for a fact, because I set my alarm for 6:30 and I hit snooze. When I woke up, there was one minute left before the next alarm was set to … Continue reading Why I was late this morning (and every other morning)