Tag Archives: family

A Shining City upon a Hill … in Lima

Posted on 12. Jul, 2017 by .

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Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Three Maidservants in Three Months

Posted on 01. May, 2017 by .

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After firing my first maidservant in January, our difficulty in finding a babysitter and domestic maidservant illustrates the changing economy in Peru.

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Ear-Piercing Age in Gringo vs. Latin Culture

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at various comments from gringos and Latinos — as well as hybrids — about when is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced.

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My First Maidservant in Latin America

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by .

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The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.

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Why Arequipa if Awful for Children

Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by .

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Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.

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One is the New Two in Latin America

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .

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Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.

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Spanish-Language Songs for Children

Posted on 29. Oct, 2016 by .

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A playlist of Spanish-language songs for children featuring Canciones de la Granja and classics like Pulgarcito and Don Pepito Verdulero.

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Another Glowing Review of the US Embassy in Lima, Peru

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by .

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How to transfer citizenship to your foreign-born children and a primer on “moral turpitude” in a glowing review of the US embassy in Peru.

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Peruvians’ Irrational Fear of Cold

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .

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A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .

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The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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My First Time Shouting at a Peruvian Child

Posted on 17. Oct, 2015 by .

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A brief recap of my first time shouting at a Peruvian child for his inexcusable misbehavior.

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The Penis Controversies

Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 by .

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Explaining the cultural disconnect in how to raise a boy with respect to circumcision and the venerable binky.

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