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Natalie Gomes, Blog, life, Lifestyle

18 Summers: A letter to my son

Lately I keep seeing posts about how you only have 18 summers with your children.  At first I rolled my eyes and thought it was the silliest thing I had read.  How can I only have 18 summers with my kids…it’s not as if they suddenly disappear after 18 years. They don’t stop being my […] Read more…

Scam Season- Dear Mr. Thompson

Ah yes. the joys of  “Scam Season”.  That wonderful season when fake calls come from those pretending to be from the Tax Department, informing us that there is a warrant out for our arrest due to tax fraud.  “Officer Jefferson” left us a message informing us if we didn’t call him back immediately…well then “good […] Read more…

National Infertility Week. You are not alone.

  I didn’t realize National Infertility Week was actually a thing until recently.  It is from April 22 -April 28 this year.  I saw a few posts online yesterday and it got me thinking and reflecting.  I probably would have scrolled right past these posts unless it was something I or somebody close to me […] Read more…

Sweet Bake Shop Book Recommendation

My Little Diva loves baking. She is almost 10 yrs old and has dreams of making macarons and cupcakes and selling them at her lemonade stand this summer.  So imagine her delight when we saw Sweet Bake Shop by Tessa Sam in the bookstore.  First thing she did when she started turning the pages of […] Read more…

Book Love: From Lukov with Love

Book love! I just finished From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata. This is a new author for me and I look forward to reading other books by her.  It was recommended by a friend who devours books like I do. We both loved this story so much. It wasn’t what I expected. It’s an […] Read more…

The Clothesline Swing: Book Review

I have to share this book with you. It is a great novel, receiving much praise, so many great reviews and it is worthy of them all!! This book falls outside of the genre I tend to gravitate towards. I am blessed to call the author of this beautifully written novel a friend. I knew […] Read more…