Thanksgiving and Martha Stewart

I have said it before; one of the traditions we eagerly adopted when we moved here is the celebration of Thanksgiving. There are no expectations of gifts or talking about God’s rebirth or an old man who prefers traveling the world to please kids rather than playing golf in Florida. To top it off, asContinue reading “Thanksgiving and Martha Stewart”

Are my children sociopaths?

“I’m into, oh murders and executions mostly. It depends.”  ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho Disclaimer: this post is not to be taken seriously; it is a humorist way to describe what I have been pondering in the last week or so. It is NOT a serious guide to diagnose mental illness and it is not myContinue reading “Are my children sociopaths?”

Hello spleen, Halloween

I was going to write a thoughtful retrospective on my 5th Halloween celebration in the States and then, I got depressed. Not the big D, but sill gloomy, cranky, fussy, etc. It was cute to see the kids leave for the day with their nanny, very excited about wearing their costumes for the second timeContinue reading “Hello spleen, Halloween”

You’ve been schooled

DH and I decided to finally face the real world when it comes to our kids’ education. Unfortunately, I will not fall asleep and wake up when they are 18 and hopefully somewhat educated. I have talked a little about the anxiety raising among my parent peers about school options in this post. I triedContinue reading “You’ve been schooled”

Working Mama: how many is really a crowd?

Last week I was very busy with different non-baby related projects (hence no blogging).  I cannot go into details about these projects for the moment but let’s just say that I have my fingers in too many pies and by the end of the year either scenario could take place: –       I will be ableContinue reading “Working Mama: how many is really a crowd?”

I am …

When I woke up this morning, I really felt like I had drunk 5 cosmos, smoked 20 fags and as if a body snatcher was crawling out of my limbs pulling away my bladder with its teeth… I was feeling old, basically. And then G stood in front of me wearing only his underwear, exposed,Continue reading “I am …”

Raising kids in the City

Contrary to what people think city kids do wear Crocs shoes for at least 4 months a year like any other kids living in the countryside or near the beach. Parents cannot resist the visually painful Blob plastic trend because Crocs are magic. They are basically the only shoes that don’t drive you completely nutsContinue reading “Raising kids in the City”

Lost in transition?

‘Bob: What are you doing? Charlotte: My husband’s a photographer, so he’s here working. I wasn’t doing anything so I came along. Bob: What do you do? Charlotte: I’m not sure yet, actually’. Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola (2003) I was very excited to attend Kiera’s baby shower because it was taking place in theContinue reading “Lost in transition?”

Cougar town

cou·gar ˈko͞ogər‘ noun a large American wild cat with a plain tawny to grayish coat, found from Canada to Patagonia. informal, an older woman seeking a sexual relationship with a younger man. I cannot remember the last time I went dancing with my girlfriends. I have a vague feeling that it was just after IContinue reading “Cougar town”