Unexpected Challenges I Faced When Raising My Bilingual Kids

Posted by Adriana on September 16, 2016 in Parenting, Personal Essays, Personal Notes, Writing |

Unexpected Challenges I Faced When Raising My Bilingual Kids by Adriana T. Gomes As a writer I treasure the gift of communication. Maybe that was my problem when I had my first baby. I insisted on teaching her Portuguese and English simultaneously. It’s not easy. No wonder so many children of immigrants speak only English. The […]

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Growing Up Expatriate

Posted by Adriana on September 12, 2016 in Parenting, Personal Essays, Writing |

Growing Up Expatriate by Adriana T. Gomes The laptop was open on top of the counter between the living room and the kitchen. Staring at us were more faces than could possibly fit on the screen. The in-laws—mother, father, brother and sister—aunts, uncles and cousins, first, second and thrice removed—a big, fat Greek family has […]

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Carpool Dream of Perfection

Posted by Adriana on September 1, 2016 in Parenting, Personal Essays, Writing |

Always running From errand to errand, From work to carpool and back. Sometimes I inadvertently nap.   “I Am the Proud Parent of an Honor Roll Student.” Good for you, I say. You clearly have it together. Your Tesla tells me you’re eco-conscious and the red candy color makes a statement. You’re edgy, and exuberant. […]

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Unexpected Parenting Books

Posted by Adriana on May 5, 2016 in Nonfiction, Parenting, Reading |

Unexpected Parenting Books by Adriana Gomes As Mother’s Day approaches I thought about the many parenting books I read in my over eighteen years on the job. Starting with the obvious “What to Expect When You Are Expecting” and many others after that. Books on dealing with tantrums, poor sleeping, picky eating, teenagers, I read […]


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