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Irma’s aftermath

Last Wednesday was an anxious, all consuming day.  I watched Irma topple over Puerto Rico from Google’s live radar and we watched the Weather Station on TV more than ever before (side note – Dear Weather Station: Puerto Rico is … Continue reading

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Preparing for Hurricane Irma

I’ve decided I’m a tornado kinda girl. I mean, if I had to chose a natural disaster I’d pick tornadoes. You can detect a storm is brewing, you have a little while to hunker down, usually have time to run … Continue reading

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Guaguas e Indios 

Field trip time! The school was taking a trip to Centro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes in Ponce last spring. It’s over an hour away! The school offered a school bus.  But…people are crazy drivers here.  No seat belts! What if … Continue reading

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Español dontchaknow

So this is the third summer we’ve vacationed in our home state Wisconsin. July is by far the best month in our beloved cheese state, and we can escape the humidity of Mayaguez while visiting family and keep some annual … Continue reading

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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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