Bye, Summer 2018

Just like that, we bid adieu to summer of 2018!  We started school this week with temps in the 90s.  It is so unseasonably hot that one of my daughters’ school already has early dismissal today.  But before we are totally submerged in the madness of another school year, I want make summer a little …

East Meets West in Cyprus

Hi friends!  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted something on the blog.  Life just had a funny way of getting in the way each time I was about to post something.  Between Chiara’s and Ines’s graduation from middle school and grade school as well as end of school year recitals and sports championships, …

Oh, Hello Again

I’m sorry that I’ve stayed away from this space the past several months.  2017 was a challenging year, fraught with personal loss, life transitions and so much negativity in our political environment.  I spent most of the time away from here focusing on re-centering my family, counting my blessings while still going about the day-to-day. …

How to Avoid Parenting Burn-Out During the School Year

It’s only been three weeks since the girls started school and yet I am already beginning to feel a bit lethargic and stressed out from our usual routine.  The constant driving to and from activities, the numerous school forms, the different deadlines are enough to make any parent seek those dog days in July when …

Fall Exhibits To Check Out

I always enjoy the first September weekend edition of the New York Times when its Art section dedicates a whole supplement to upcoming museum exhibits and shows.  There are endless possibilities of things to check out that I often wish I have an infinite amount of time to go museum hopping and do nothing else.  One day, I …