Failure, a great gift to children.
Jan30

Failure, a great gift to children.

I have worked with hundreds of kids of all ages, mostly individually for about 20 years, and one amazing advantage of having gone through that before having your own child is that it gives you perspective. I always believed every parent was doing the best they knew how and that there was some innate wisdom to parenthood I had to respect, even if I disagreed with their methods. So I kept my mouth shut, followed their lead and watched.....

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IDNYC gives FREE membership to 33 major cultural institutions in NYC.
Jan13

IDNYC gives FREE membership to 33 major cultural institutions in NYC.

  One of the greatest projects of the city of New York was just launched this month and it is an incredible opportunity for any parent to explore the city’s museums, zoos and arts centers for free with their kids. It is called IDNYC. Why is it so great? For a large segment of the population, IDNYC is an opportunity to get a legal identification document that can be used to open bank accounts, access city services, receive...

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What Really Makes Us Happy (with Science of Happy Infographic)
Mar14

What Really Makes Us Happy (with Science of Happy Infographic)

We grow up in a society that tells us that to be happy what you need is to make a ton of money, spending every waking hour focusing on your work so you can afford that brand new car your neighbor had just bought;  that you need to look like an unrealistic version of a model, and that restricting all you eat with crazy and expensive diets and purchasing all the equipment infomercials sell is the way to do it. There is also the belief...

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5 Minute Recipe – Yummy Nutritious Smoothie for Kids of All Ages ( and adults)
Feb19

5 Minute Recipe – Yummy Nutritious Smoothie for Kids of All Ages ( and adults)

Main nutritional benefits:  This smoothie can be used as a super nutritional meal substitute, because is it so rich in nutrients and absolutely delicious, especially because the oat milk is naturally sweet . It is an excellent source of Calcium, Protein, Omega complex, vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K, Iron  and minerals. Classification: Vegan Vegetarian Ingredients: 1 cup of Vanilla Oat Milk ( regularly milk or other vegetarian milks...

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Being Mom and Dad (or how 2+1=1)
Jan06

Being Mom and Dad (or how 2+1=1)

Our lives crossed paths over 20 years ago, and brought us, from Brazil to NYC, through a lot of experiences and with a lot of love, to this point in our lives. We are parents now. We waited for the right moment, and it just never came, so we decided to throw caution to the wind and open ourselves to the possibility of having a little person enter this relationship we had so tenderly shared together as a couple. Little did we know how...

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The Accidental Co-Sleeper
Dec29

The Accidental Co-Sleeper

When I was 10 years old, we brought my brother and sister home for the first time, and on the way there, we stopped at a pediatrician’s office for some advice. He looked at my excited 10 year old self and he could tell I was going to be around those babies all the time, so he looks at me and says: “Keep an eye on the babies, because sometimes they can stop breathing when they are sleeping.” And at that exact moment,...

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