• Books

    The month of reading aloud (a lot) to the children

    As April is coming, I decided to start a new monthly project: the month of reading aloud (a lot) to children. Lately, I have not consequently read to the children. When I come back from work in the evening, I do not have so much energy to do something meaningful with the children, This has to change and I hope this monthly project will motivate me to read more to the children. Advantages of the project: Enables to spend quality time with the children Improve the language skills of the children Improve reading skills for the first grader Inspiration as I would like to write a children book one day…

  • Life and blog

    Easy activities that my children love

    Proposing interesting activities for children is not always easy. There are days when they won’t want to draw or read a book as you had planned and just ask for the television. However, there are some activities that they are nearly always eager to do. Here is our list of easy activities that my children love. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. 1) Cooking and baking (and decorate muffins!) This is the most popular activity at home. My children love being in the kitchen. Sure, the kitchen does not look pretty afterwards. But the children really have fun and they learn important life…

  • Learning

    What should you learn in a changing world?

    Lately, I spoke with my mother on the phone and she told me that one of my cousin was starting a new job. He is a lawyer and he is leaving the law company he is working for to start something new. He will help his new employer to open a subsidiary in a new country. One of his reasons for this move is that the job is changing dramatically and that in ten years, a lawyer will do radically different things from what he is doing now. My mother was puzzled about this. I was not. I am working in the banking industry, which is known for being a…

  • Life and blog

    Fun ways to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day

    As a student, I spent one semester in an Irish university. This was a fun time and I liked it very much there. As Saint Patrick’s day is approaching, I have been thinking about ways to celebrate. Many people are simply going to an Irish pub to drink a beer. However, I am not going out so much any more since I am a mother and anyway I do not really like beer. As a student, when I went to a pub with friends, I would take a pint of cider and pretend I am drinking it. However, it already ended up with some guy standing in front of me…

  • Life and blog

    9 months of blogging

    I have now been blogging for 9 months and sometimes I feel a little discouraged. When I read posts of bloggers who claim they could give up their day job to work full time on their blog after several months of blogging, I feel I must be doing something wrong. Yet, I really like blogging. First, I like writing and I like sharing ideas with other people. Then, I like feeling part of a blogging community, even if I can’t claim many readers. I even like the time looking for new ideas for blog posts. My results since June 2018 I launched my blog in June 2018. Before, I read…

  • Books

    Book review: The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion)

    I read lately The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect by Australian author Graeme Simsion. Both books enable you to follow the life of Australian genetician Don Tillman. The books are both funny and very sweet. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. The Rosie Project In the first book, The Rosie Project, Don is single. He has had bad experiences by dates with women, mostly because he has asperger and his social skills are not very good. Don is very intelligent and a successful genetician but he has problems interacting with other people. His two (and only) friends, Gene and Claudia, are supporting…