Author Archive | Maria Goncalves


Responsibility also Rhymes with Flexibility

Raising kids nowadays is not an easy job, not easy at all. And, as much as we think information is here to help, we often get trapped in the many prescriptions of Dr.Google, the recommendations of the reality show commentators, or the recipe for success by the next-door neighbor who has already successfully raised four […]

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Please Don’t Judge Me When I Look Good

 I grew up in a family mostly made up of women. There were all kinds and conditions of women: married, widowed, divorced and forever single; pianists, ballerinas, full-time moms. Biological mothers, adoptive mothers, childless women. My female reference is extremely comprehensive, but in one thing all of them were/are equal: in self-care, in caring for […]

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American Halloween By A European Mom

I do not like horror movies. I always ran away from jokes related to spiritualism and all mediumistic activities. I hate seeing blood, and I only dare to go to cemeteries during the daytime. Let’s say these subjects don’t scare me, but they don’t captivate me either (yeah, right…). In Europe, particularly in Portugal (where […]

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ultiFIT: Are you ready for this?

Are you ready wanting to get back to your pre-pregnancy self? Or are you a gym rat looking to push yourself to your limits? Whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete, ultiFIT is your must try new class! And guess what?! You’re in luck! All ultiFit classes are FREE through August 31!  ultiFIT […]

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