I woke up to a spinning room. Not like a Tom’s Twister round-and-round spinning, but more like a barrel-rolling-downhill spinning. “Crap!” I thought. I had a full day – work, kids, appointments, and meetings. I can’t operate as a mom, wife, or co-worker when the room is doing somersaults! But yet, I have to deal […]
Education RSS feed for this section
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 […]
We’re excited to welcome Samantha Barkley from A Mom Around Town to the blog today! Recently, I saw a video of a friend’s little boy (just a few months older than my own) doing emotion flash cards. They were talking about different emotions and what they look like. My first thought was “aw, that’s sweet”…but […]
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 […]
A decade ago in July I left a narcissist sociopath who singlehandedly wrecked every good thing I’d built for myself in my twenties. I was 26 years old, a high school English teacher, with nothing to my name that hot July day I drove away from his house. No self-esteem or sense of purpose. No […]
This post is sponsored by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. St. Louis Symphony Family Concerts are BACK for the 2019/2020 season! These concerts are geared towards the youngest members of your family who may or may not yet be familiar with music. Come show them the wonder that is the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in […]
This post is sponsored by Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool ®, our Pre-Kindergarten program sharpens the skills your child will need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond!