Past Tense

Ioana Giboi
I write my real childhood stories and put together parenting insights designed to help you become a better parent!
Created 26 Feb 2021
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  • Parenting Insights: Traveling with kids this summer?
    07 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Summer is here and the pandemic restrictions are a lot more permissive to travellers! Everybody wants to get away, but, at the same time, holidays became even more expensive than usual! Taking this in...
  • Past Tense #15: Lady and the pups
    05 Jul 2021 2 0
    (Varianta în limba română, la final)1 During those hot summer days, when the temperature hit 104 F, lacking air conditioning, we would hang out all the time at the nearby well and spray each other wit...
  • Parenting Insights: Top 5 summer safety hazards for kids (and their parents)
    01 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Summer is great! It's fun, it's hot, it's all about holidays! And now, especially that Covid seems to have...eased away just a little, everyone wants to go on vacation! But, how safe is it out there? ...
  • Parenting Insights: 3 things mentally strong kids do (&how to achieve them!)
    24 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Everyone wants their kids to be happy, healthy, and strong. Happiness is such a vague concept, health is almost math, and strength…well…it’s not so easy to achieve. Luckily, there are some very smart ...
  • Past Tense #14: Another Happy Day
    22 Jun 2021 3 0
    (varianta în limba română, la final1) One good morning, while our parents were off to work, auntie Lenutza, babysitter number 5, came to watch over us (she wasn’t really our aunt, but there’s no other...
  • Parenting Insights: Refreshing the Newsletter
    16 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    So, I know that writing a newsletter is based on trial and error mostly, especially when you think that it’s an old-school means to get your message out, but with so many new opportunities attached. K...
  • Parenting Insights: Hot Topics
    09 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Hi, So many hot topics for this week’s Parenting Insights, that I actually couldn’t make up my mind on a single one. Therefore, here they are: How to talk to kids about race and racism There’s no ques...
  • Past Tense #13: Improvised Gymnastics Went Wrong
    06 Jun 2021 1 1
    (varianta în limba română, la final1) In my childhood days of 1995 there were no automatic laundry dryers, but instead you had to take your freshly washed clothes outside and hang them to dry somewher...
  • Past Tense #12: The Circus Came To Town
    30 May 2021 3 0
    (varianta în limba română, la final1 ) An astronomic-scale event I don't know what it was like for you, but in our country, in the countryside, when you heard that the circus was coming to town, it re...
  • Parenting Insights: Family Traditions
    26 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Families are a lot of things, and for this reason are beautiful in many ways. Bringing people together, I think, is one of the most important roles of a family. And, this is also done by sticking to t...
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