Not sure if your baby girl – the one that used to toddle laughingly to you, smack her lips in appreciation of whatever you fed her, and lie in your arms listening to stories – has crossed the threshold from angelic little girl to devilish tween? Well, we’ve lived the hellish tween years with our… Read More 10 Signs Your Angelic Little Girl Is a Tween
Years ago, Staples had a back-to-school ad campaign that made my mother laugh out loud every time it aired. The commercial featured parents shopping for their kids’ school supplies in the style of a Broadway dance number – gliding their shopping carts down store aisles as if they were winged chariots, gleefully flinging notebooks and… Read More Getting Schooled
If you’re a temporary Londoner searching for a sunny holiday, you might first decide to stick to the shores of England. Cornwall, maybe. You’ve read it boasts the only sub-tropical climate in the UK, so you’re hopeful you’ll find the sunshine you’ve been craving while enduring the damp early summer of London. In Cornwall, though,… Read More If You Search for a Sunny Holiday
Maybe we’ve made it sound like one big adventure on Facebook, but that’s hard to avoid doing: expatriation really is an opportunity to be a tourist in your own life. US-based, my family wouldn’t have traveled to seven countries in the span of 12 months, learning how to say “hello,” “thank you” and “excuse me”… Read More One Year Later
Dear England: As an American, I have often wondered if there’s anything more awkward and oxymoronic than celebrating July 4th on your shores.