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My Favorite Books of the Year so far

At the beginning of the year, I made a goal regarding the number of books I wanted to read. I love books, and it’s been a journey discovering how much books can teach me. It has been one of my biggest mentors and plays a huge part in my personal growth journey. And since I […]

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Why Celebrating Mother’s Day is Important

Happy Mother’s Day! I have been in the mood for Mother’s Day since last week. Last weekend was Mother’s Day in Portugal, and as you know, being Portuguese, my mom, my family, and my friends are there, so the celebration has already started!  At home, we celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow, May 9th, as my children […]

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Why Traveling Feels So Good

It’s spring! The conversations around the office are starting to be about vacations and traveling. When I say office, I mean home office virtually, where everybody has their virtual background of their favorite destination on Teams or Zoom. I just figured how amazing it is for an icebreaker. When someone asks about the background, the […]

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How We Celebrate Easter in America the Portuguese Way

When I was a child, Easter was like Christmas. I was born and raised in Portugal and lived there until 2012. Portugal is the oldest country in Europe, with 81% of the population being Catholic. I have to admit, I didn’t even know much about other religions until my adult age. There was only one […]

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2 Epic Valentine’s Day Stories with My Husband That I Can Never Forget

Valentine’s: It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. This is when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. I didn’t grow up […]

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How We’re Celebrating Christmas This 2020

This year, we are spending Christmas at home, the four of us. We usually go to Portugal, spending the holidays with our extended family. This year, we’ll be staying at home, here in the US. I think many families will find a different time this year. For us, we will follow the Portuguese traditions. We […]

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