Coolkidz Review: Pop-up London

I want my kids to love books. Because it’s a relationship that only gets better. They get to live a thousand lives, visit far away places, laugh, learn or cry while never leaving the couch.  Who am I kidding! That doesn’t sound fun to my kids. So, I need to be creative and show them…

Great Books for Travelers

“I cannot live without books,” said Thomas Jefferson and I share his belief. Actually I agree with every quote praising books, because since discovering them I have never been the same. I have already lived a thousand lives; I was a troubled teen in New York City, a geisha in Japan and spanked in Seattle,…

Eating out with your kids

Imagine you are eating in a nice restaurant, enjoying good food and engaging conversation. Then at the table next to you, you notice a family trying to have a meal, kids doing their own thing, Mom and Dad patiently or less so making them behave. At that time you might be thinking restaurants are no…

Mother knows best

I wanted to call this post I know best, but thought it might be a bit too presumptuous. So, I disguised myself as a Mother. Which I am. Since getting this honorary title, I have discovered it comes with so many responsibilities. The famous line from J.F.K. comes to mind, somewhat altered though: “ask not what…