From Ash Wednesday, over 60% of our nation will observe the Lenten fasting period. Traditionally, the theme of self-denial manifests in abstaining from meat and animal products and fasting is central to this change in diet. If you’re a Christian, following your fast will be a dutiful observance with understood spiritual rewards, but even if […]
Pace! Pump! Palance! Carnival is here again! Can you feel the excitement and electricity in the air? Did you party all weekend and limp to work on Monday morning? Yup, it’s definitely Carnival again!
It’s one minute to midnight, the champagne glasses are full (with non-alcoholic sparkling cider of course) and your nearest and dearest family and friends surround you as the New Year approaches. Even in T&T, traditions vary on the proper way to ring in in the New Year. Local Chinese eat black-eyed peas as a sign […]
Divali, also known as “The Festival of Lights”, has many legends which are all celebrated on this auspicious occasion by Hindu worshippers. One of our favourite stories is the return of Lord Rama (Lord Ram) and his wife Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile. The Story of Rama tells the tale of how […]
The cellphone was once an expensive and convenient communication device but now they’re cheap, with countless models and everyone wants one…including your child. But do they really need one? Things may have changed since you were a child yourself, but finding a way to relay important messages has never been impossible. Inappropriate use of cellphones […]
Kids, had a great August vacation? Parents, ready for them to head back to school? It’s a fresh new school year ahead of us and we thought we’d step in with a few tips to make the transition from “summer break” to school work a breeze.
Signs the August Vacation has reached T&T- the perfect summer song, blazing hot sun and long days soon to be filled with stories to re-tell at school. To make the 2011 vacation one for the record books, Mario’s has stepped in with its guide to the perfect summer. Say the Magic Word! You and your […]
Ensure the kids are kept occupied, during the upcoming July-August Vacation by enrolling them in a Vacation Camp. We’ve partnered with some of T&T’s favourite parenting groups to keep the kids happy. Macaroni Kid Vacation Camp Directory Try the original comprehensive and extensive Macaroni Kid Trinidad Vacation Camp Directory. Trini Moms Still looking for more, […]
August holidays are the things dreams are made of for schoolers, but to their parents, it’s a nightmare. Ensuring the kids are occupied, preferably in an educational way, can be a hair pulling time for parents who still have to reach to work for 8am when the kids don’t. Without a daily schedule or at […]