Mari’s Book Review – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I picked this book from my dad’s library in one of my visits to Panama. Actually, I picked book number 3 without knowing it is a 4-book series and started reading it. Soon enough I realized that I needed to stop and get books 1 and 2 immediately. I remember I was on a weekendContinue reading “Mari’s Book Review – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon”

Question of the week…

I have been thinking about ways to engage with you, the reader, and have decided to do, every Thursday, a “Question of the Week” segment, in which I will ask a fun, insightful, interesting and hopefully smart question that will challenge you to answer it.  You can answer it out loud on the spot, useContinue reading “Question of the week…”

7 Tips for making a bedtime routine that works for you…

With years of trying to perfect multitasking (and never really accomplishing), I have come to the conclusion that following a routine makes it easier for me to accomplish all that is needed to be done. I have a morning routine, a working routine, an afternoon routine, and a bedtime routine.  I have already shared withContinue reading “7 Tips for making a bedtime routine that works for you…”

6 Tips on how to support your kids in school…

It is usual for us parents to have high expectations for our kids at school. I have always said to my kids over and over that their main responsibility is to study and do their best at school. I, as a parent, expect my kids to help around the house and clean their rooms, andContinue reading “6 Tips on how to support your kids in school…”

The joy of running wild…

(Above are my two sons, at this time 11 and 8, last summer, and right behind is my Dad) I was born in Panama, and my kids have been able to go back every vacation for a few weeks.  They stay with my parents, in the countryside, where my parents live. The little town isContinue reading “The joy of running wild…”

First Book Review of 2020!

“The Bookshop of Yesterdays” was an incredible read. It was funny, dramatic, sad, insightful, hopeful, romantic, and for the avid reader, an adventure through books and their meaning in our lives. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to have an adventure of self-discovery, forgiveness, resolve, courage and love. ♥♥♥♥ Four hearts out ofContinue reading “First Book Review of 2020!”

Afternoon… Family… Great Food

Our kids are growing up fast and so are we… Creating memories is as important as being thankful for the ability to keep things together (or from not letting them fall apart) Tonight we did BBQ Korean-style.  Plenty food, good laughs, strong smell of citronella candles and off, and an extra bag of smile… AndContinue reading “Afternoon… Family… Great Food”