Quarantine Reading

Like a lot of people, I have been spending quite a lot of time reading. First, it was my way of diverting attention away from the growing pandemic and the constant media alerts on my phone. Then, reading slowly became a habit, again. I used to like reading when I used to have more free …

Christmas Break Reading

I think I’ll indulge in Maria Semple’s book, Today Will Be Different, during the Christmas holidays.  What’s better than light, relatively mindless reading during the holidays, especially a comic novel from someone who used to write for TV shows like Mad About You and Arrested Development?    The book’s title is pretty much every mother’s mantra as …

52 Weeks, Week 9

Snapshots of my girls, a week at a time, in 2015 Ines – Had her “almost end-of-year” for Girl Scouts party last week at a local spa that specializes in hosting little girls’ parties. She was delighted by her bright green nails and sideways braids. Did not want to wash her hair for a day …

52 Weeks, Week 8

Snapshots of my girls, a week at a time, in 2015 Chiara – She made a net profit of $70 selling crêpes yesterday at her school’s TREPs event, a wonderful way in which grade-school children learn how to launch their own businesses. She worked side-by-side with her dad yesterday — he warmed-up our pre-cooked crêpes …

Summer Reading

As I am getting ready for the girls’ last day of school and the long days of summer ahead of us, I’ve also been actively researching what books to read this summer with the girls and for myself. The thing is that I got to get my e-book purchases now before we go to France …