Baby Brain Booster

"He's got the whole world in his hands"... with a little help from us, that is.

Babies in their second month of life are the ultimate challenge for parents:  sleepless nights accruing at an exhausting pace, an emerging baby personality that is not always as complacent as the once sleepy newborn, and for me – keeping up with our bilingual baby challenge.  Happily, I was inundated with articles and research sent to […]

Let’s Hear it for the Nerds

Adorable at this age... and beyond?

A defining cultural quality of the American life is the love and obsession most of us have for sports.  It influences our playdates, our children’s schedules, their school life, their hope for a scholarship… and then once they have (hopefully) made it to the adult world, it influences their leisure time and social relationships.  Sports […]

Mobile Public Library Offers FREE On-Line Language Learning!


I can’t believe it myself, but the title says it all.  With nothing more than the library card number you Mobile, Alabama residents surely have stashed in your wallet, you can participate in on-line foreign language courses offering many different languages.  I tried it out myself (in French, of course, to make sure it was […]

Cultural Activities linked to Health and Happiness

Boy at museum

A recent study of more than 50,000 people at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found a link between cultural activities and the overall health and happiness of men who participate in them.  As the mom of 2 (almost 3) sons, this is encouraging stuff! While it may seem like a foreign concept (pardon […]