Welcome to my personal blog on lifestyle, parenting, cooking, DIY-ing, homemaking, bedmaking, and life in general. As I walk through life, my priorities and interests will change, and every time, I will write about my journey. 15 years have passed since I started this blog, and during these years, my family and I lived in 4 countries, changed careers and hobbies, learned and forgotten two foreign languages, and the children have grown. So, among my blog entries, you will find entries about dealing with temper tantrums and teens’ gadgets, life in England, Spain, Portugal, and Romania, being an ex-pat, dealing with local customs, trying to make a living out of passions such as soap-making, crafts, painting, advertising, blogging, creative writing and translating, and much much more. Among my blog entries, you may find recommendations for various products and services. Some of them contain affiliate links and many are sponsored posts. However, sponsorship and financial rewards are never the sole motives for posting: I offer my support only to brands I respect, the products I try, and the online services I find useful.
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The recipes on The Simple Life are …well SIMPLE. I’m always on the lookout for easy-to-make and fast-to-bake dishes that also comply with both my healthy eating habits and my kids’ exigent taste buds. I share my successes in the ‘Recipes’ section of this blog.
No more SLS, parabens, and other chemicals that may be causing skin problems: A few crafty ideas for making soaps, shampoo, and other cosmetics at home, using natural ingredients chosen according to individual needs and in complete awareness of their provenience and qualities. A few of the preferred ingredients that I consistently use in skincare and oral health homemade products are olive oil, Aloe Vera, Honey, Coconut Milk, Baking Soda, Epsom Salt, Anise, Cocoa, Green Tea, etc.
- Are we raising our kids the right way? Is there a right way to raise children? Are we overprotecting our kids?
- Is formal education enough for their academic success? Should we make them take violin classes and learn a few extra languages or is it better to allow them to be carefree children for as long as possible?
- Just a few parenting dilemmas that I try to solve in the parenting section of this blog. Any thoughts and ideas are welcome in the comments section.