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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My Life in France and Valentine’s Day

Posted by Adriana on February 13, 2013 in Nonfiction |

As Valentine’s Day approaches I’m busy with red and pink related chores: – Helping my daughters make valentines for their teachers and school friends (check); – Decorating boxes to hold the charming notes they will certainly receive (check); – Planning our family dinner and purchasing one of the, tempting looking, heart shaped desserts from the […]

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