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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Dance, Baby, Dance… (video)
Feb04

Dance, Baby, Dance… (video)

Tahra turned 18 months old and decided she needed to work on some of her dance moves. Usually she would tap her feet as her trademark dance move. Well, the girl is just letting loose now and moving those arms to the beat of her favorite musical group, The Pop...

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Letters to Our Daughter – (1 Week Old) The Love for Bodily Functions
Jan22

Letters to Our Daughter – (1 Week Old) The Love for Bodily Functions

The Letters to our Daughter posts consist of some excerpts of the diary we have written to her since  we found out I was pregnant.   July 24, 2012  (1 week old)- Messy times Dear Baby girl Daytime: You are one week old today and you had your first doctor’s appointment. You are perfect! We didn’t need the doctor to tell us that. No matter what, you were perfect from the time we sang you songs inside mommy’s belly....

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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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Why Parents Should Be Scared of Creative and Resourceful Children
Dec06

Why Parents Should Be Scared of Creative and Resourceful Children

I am 10 years older than my brother and my sister, so I witnessed from a very young age how resourceful little kids are at getting in trouble. And after working with kids for over 20 years, and now, watching our little one become a toddler, the surprises just keep coming. We love it that our kids are creative, interested, experimental and playful, but those things do come with a challenging side for the parents, so I decided I should...

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