Day 24 – What never fails to make me happy

Dear Diary, This is DAY 24 (so to speak) of my writing challenge. And today’s topic – HAPPINESS. We all heard a lot of new-age stuff about ‘don’t sweat small stuff’ or ‘little pleasures’. Well, I am all for it, not sweating and finding happiness in little things. Coffee, clouds, blue sky, flowers, accidental nice…

My school was better. Parent’s point of view.

I’ve attended an interview with my 14 y.o. daughter today. The interview was at her Secondary college and it was about subject choices for Year 10. I did not know what to expect. Being Russian, rather Soviet, kid and having finished school over there, I’ve expected something important, stiff-backed and proper. My daughter was a…

BAD MOMS are the best

I am in love with Mila Kunis. I am all over in love with her. True. Honest. It is partially because she is Russian. It is partially because she reminds me of my baby cousin. And it’s mostly because she is amazing. Moreover, now, being a mum herself, Mila can play a perfect ‘bad mom’. By…