What Makes a Good Fantasy Book, or what will get me to read it

As someone who loves reading fantasy, I must admit I haven't read much of it lately. Why? Have I been reading the genre so much over the past 15 years that I am finally tired of it? I hope not. Well, I've given it some thought and realized there are a few things I look … Continue reading What Makes a Good Fantasy Book, or what will get me to read it

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Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 7

Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 7

Child Sexual Abuse-How to protect your kids!

Rants of an Expat Mom

We all love our kids and raise them like a prince or a princess. We take care of them everytime since the day they are born. Saving them from a fall when they jump..Helping them to do something new.. ..teaching them not to touch a hot kettle….not to touch a hot iron.. Not to insert fingers in switch boards…making them wear knee pads when they go outside to play and forcing them to eat healthy instead of the junk.. Then how come we forget to teach them about their own safety, about sexual abuse? Unfortunately, we as parents forget to teach them about GOOD TOUCH and BAD TOUCH  until its too late.  

Do you know that one in six boys and one in four girls are abused sexually before they turn 18? Could you imagine your kid in such a situation? And let me tell you something even worse that maximum of those abusers are not strangers but your own relatives and people…

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Why Are Cake Mixes So Sweet?

I don't know about you, but I have a huge sweet tooth. Which probably explains why I bake with my kids almost every week. My older toddler actually expects us to bake every week. Lately, I've been having fun turning cake mixes into cookies. For the past 3 weeks, I've been doing about one a … Continue reading Why Are Cake Mixes So Sweet?

How to Be a Blogging Mom Who Keeps on Blogging

The Lily Cafe officially reopened on January 1st of 2018 and, in the time since, I've seen many mom bloggers come and go, come and go. As a mom who blogs, but isn't necessarily a mom blogger (except on certain days), I think about this a lot. How is it that this mom of two … Continue reading How to Be a Blogging Mom Who Keeps on Blogging

Why Couldn’t the Old Man Who Bumped His Head Get Up in the Morning?

You probably don't know this, but I can be a little dark and twisted. While I'd like to say it's from sleep deprivation, it's not. No, my friends and I have always been a bit...morbid. Since high school. At least. And then comes the sleep deprivation and entertaining 2 toddlers all day. And singing nursery … Continue reading Why Couldn’t the Old Man Who Bumped His Head Get Up in the Morning?

Celebrating Mothers: Mother’s Guilt by theworldtravelingmom

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to be celebrating this month and is honored to be able to share this lovely post on mom guilt by theworldtravelingmom! I am changing gears a little bit today for this blog. I want to talk about Mother’s Guilt. Doctors use words like postpartum, exhaustion, and hormonal changes. They give … Continue reading Celebrating Mothers: Mother’s Guilt by theworldtravelingmom