Author Archives: Laura

Fiestas de Cumpleaños 

I subscribe to Parents Magazine.  Recently they had these statistics: This, along with comparisons to birthday parties we’ve been invited to, I fall deep into the minority.  12% spend less than $100 – I guess that’s where I fall. Last … Continue reading

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Yauco

Los calles del Yauco eran tan empanada las aceras eran escaleras. The streets of Yauco were so steep, the sidewalks were stairs. I heard Yauco, the southern town, had crazy looking stairs since the city was on such a steep … Continue reading

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Amigos and belonging

So, for the third year we’ve attended the end-of-year ceremonies for our kid’s school. Each kid gets a little certificate of completion. And it’s a big deal this year since the Montessori school has its first high school graduate! Cool! … Continue reading

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Skate board park El Litoral

A fun place to take the kiddos biking is the skate board park on El Litoral in Mayaguez (that means the coast) Save

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Un disastre

?Mayaguez is in a bit of a turmoil right now.  Though it seems to be nothing new according to people who have lived here longer than I. First, the university students are on strike.  While I never heard of this … Continue reading

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The pressures and realities of raising bilingual kids

One of my reasons to move to Puerto Rico was so my kids could learn Spanish. A Bilingual school – or even a monolingual Spanish school – was extremely appealing. We found the perfect one. Over the years, I’ve kept … Continue reading

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Museo del Mar

A cute little Maritime Museum is located right in Old San Juan. We needed to pass some time before the air show last fall so we checked it out.  Clean, well done, bilingual placards,informative, inviting bathrooms. You should go! You only … Continue reading

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Abandoned airplane

Continuing our pursuit of all things aviation we finally found the elusive abandoned airplane in Aguadilla. I say elusive because a Google search yielded spotty information as to the whereabouts and how-to’s of how to view this ghost of a … Continue reading

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March Marbete Madness

Every year you need to get a new sticker for your windshield. It requires an inspection of your vehicle and waiting around. It’s dreadful. But last year my neighbor helped me out so this year I felt prepped. And I … Continue reading

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Guilligan island

Trevor and I recently stayed at the Copamarina Resort in the south. My Dad and step-mom took care of our kids for three days. Yay! For $10 a person, the resort will ferry you over to the little Guilligan’s Island. … Continue reading

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