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Why Figurinhas are Awesome for Little Kids

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Hey world! Are the rest of the kids out there as crazy about collecting and trading World Cup figurinhas as the kids in Brazil are?? (And, ahem, their parents are??) If you are not yet aware of this craze, this … Continue reading

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What’s Holding Brazil Back?

It seems like an ideal equation. An abundance of natural resources, multiple emerging middle classes, democracy in one of its purest forms (on paper), people who can dance… So what is the problem? Why can’t Brazil forge ahead? Here is … Continue reading

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Family Day and the Nine Wives

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At my daughter’s school, they hold an annual event called Dia da Familia, or Family Day. It is held on a Saturday and includes performances by all the kids. It’s really cute and the kids get really excited about it … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls, Soccer & Ballet

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In some ways, Brazil is socially progressive. For example, Brazil just recently passed a law dictating that states could not deny registration of marriage for gay couples. Yet, when it comes to children, the country, even its biggest city, is … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish I Had Brought in the Move

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For more lists of 10 and insights into Sao Paulo, see American Exbrat in São Paulo. In July we will have been here for three years. While within the first, there were items I wish we had put in the shipment, … Continue reading

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(Household) Help!

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One of the benefits in moving to a “developing” country is that you can hire household help at a reasonable rate. A few years ago, this was the case in São Paulo. But times are a-chang’in. Recently there has been … Continue reading

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TB or Not TB

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There’s a health topic that has been buzzing around the São Paulo international mom crowd – whether or not to get our kids (and ourselves) a tuberculosis vaccination. When we first arrived, my daughter’s pediatrician went through her vaccination data … Continue reading

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