Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Bit of Bragging

Every once in awhile I need to brag about my girls.

The older one is living in Prague, and writing for several blogs. (Check out her "48 Hours in Prague" guide!) She loves to travel, and often writes about her experiences - the good AND the bad.  Sometimes her posts give me pause as her mom - but she always ends up OK.  Check out her post for Pink Pangea: A Guide to Traveling Safely in Columbia.  I'm so glad I only learned about those adventures after the fact!

Mariel keeps a personal blog here,  and, in addition to writing for Pink Pangea, writes for Envato,  Medium,  The Write Life,  Go Abroad, The European Association for International Education, Sonderers Magazine, Immersion Travelers, and more.

She keeps her own website at ESL Write Away, and will be going to Oxford University in the fall to get her masters in Applied Linguistics.

My younger daughter, Samy, lives to be onstage.   She's been performing for as long as she could walk and talk - and just blossoms under the lights.  Here she is at 9!

Now, she is a sophomore in High School, but would much rather have an agent and be running around NYC to auditions.  While she's waiting for that to happen, she is performing in her High School shows, and was recently chosen to be part of a program run by Vanguard Theater Company called the Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret.  She, and 24 other teens and young adults, were selected out of an audition pool to work with Broadway actors for a few months, and then perform with their mentors in a cabaret.  Here are some glimpses from the cabaret - where you will see a bit of her performance.

The best thing about both my girls is that they have huge hearts.   I love them so much!

I would love to know a bit about your kids' passions.  If you feel comfortable, please share in the comments below!

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  1. Your girls are SO talented & pretty!! You have REASON to brag! Our son, Ben is quite an outdoorsman & he's teaching his sons information about wildlife. He loves his boys SO VERY MUCH. Toby is almost 10 yrs old & Keaton is now 6 yrs young. Both boys are like sponges & soak up ANY & all information from their Mom & Dad. (Mommy is a college Math teacher!)
    I brag TOO much but just so proud of them all.
    Thanks for letting us view your videos & sharing your tremendous love of your family.
    Grandma Nancy in central IL

    1. thank you so much for sharing about your wonderful son and grandsons!

  2. I love that you bragged about your two beauties Jessica! They are gorgeous girls and you should be proud! I am proud for you! They are truly their Mother's daughters! beautiful inside and out!
    Love to you,Jackie

  3. I thoroughly enjoy your art, as I've told you before, and it was extra cool to hear such positivity and love for your girls in this post. I feel similar pride and love for my oldest daughter (#2 of 6) Lesley, who has been traveling through Italy and Sicily through organizations where she works on sustainable farms, harvesting food, learning about wine making, and immersing herself in the landscape. She is on her second tour of Italy, currently working on a vineyard. Her little sister is 12 and one of the top fastest girls in the country in the 800, 400, and 200 meters. She also sings and acts in school musicals. It is a delight to see our children exploring their natural talents


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