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Day 262 – Motherly thoughts

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I always go on and on about children being individuals and not our property. But today isn’t about that, it’s about respect. The new theories about parenting say you should not punish your child in any way, but in the same time they talk about discipline. I must say I am against any kind of punishment, but I do believe in time-outs. Sometimes we need a break from each other, the same...

Day 247 What never to say to a stay at home mom

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I read an article the other day regarding this topic and it made me think about some of the things people assume when they hear you are a stay-at-home mom or dad for that matter. People say stupid stuff at certain times, either because they do not know how to react or because they just don’t think ahead before speaking their mind. To sum it up these are the most insensitive things that you...

Day 245 – Dumb smile on my face

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I had the most wonderful weekend of this year. Yesterday after being reunited with the midgets from the preschool, I had a very fun and interesting meeting for lunch. I received the newspaper with my name on the first page and did a little mental happy dance to celebrate (more details to come). I got home after three more hours of teaching, exhausted but with a dumb, huge smile on my face. After...

Day 243 – About family

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This has always been a very sensitive issue to many. Which one is more important: the family you are born into or the one you build for yourself from scratch? I was asked to talk about this many times before, so I will finally express my opinion on the subject. I will start by saying that I think the most important person in your life must be yourself and that in order to commit to any type of...

Day 232 – 5 things to keep in mind when you are working from home with a toddler around

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I know lately I have been bugging all of you about my work, but sunny days will be coming soon. What I find very interesting though, is working with my daughter around, not limiting my working hours only while she naps like I used to. This is what I’ve discovered so far: 1. The most important thing you have to remember is that your job is not the priority, your kid is and he won’t...

Day 223 – The miracle fatherhood

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It has been said so many times that mothers have a special ability to connect with their children, that they posses a gift, if I could call it that, which they use to interact with their child and also a maternal instinct that never fails them. We talk about the miracle of birth, we talk about the miracle we experience when we see a mother bond with her child for the first time, but what we never...

Day 216 – Oh, my sweet Saturdays

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You know those days when you wake up later than you should have, then you have to chase buses to be at work on time and nothing seems to go right all day just because you were five minutes late? This morning I thought I was going to have that day, but somehow it shifted in my favor by the end of it. I woke up just ten minutes late this morning, but had to chase the bus, bus that didn’t come...

Day 201 – Want to be on stage? Join us!

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I was saying a while back, that I have started this new collaboration with the F.E.S.T.A. theater (Florence English Speaking Theatrical Artists), helping them with their theater workshops and rehearsals. This year, F.E.S.T.AKids is putting together a full length production of Dickens Oliver Twist, which will be performed at Teatro Goldoni in early spring, next year. Shaun, the Artistic Director...

Day 193 – Children – friendship versus care

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In my book there is a huge difference between raising a child and just taking care of one. I have always been judged for my methods and behavior around children and it all started fourteen years ago when my nephew was born and I became his full time babysitter for the first three years of his life. It’s gotten even worse when I had my daughter. People get scared when I use the word...

Day 185 – How a bracelet changed my entire day

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I was supposed to write about how horrible my day was. I was supposed to say how this morning after I left home I was terrified of something invading my body and seeing the whole process of it. I wanted to write about how bad it was and that my day didn’t improve at all not even after I left the hospital. Then, after I’ve met the new class I am going to teach on Wednesdays, I thought...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu