For us corporate moms that work from home on a regular or less regular basis the concept working from home is quite clear. However, for many of our colleagues it seems to cause quite some misunderstandings about what we´re actually doing at home when we´re supposed to work.
We have never lived close to a beach, so for me the beach always had a holiday association. Going to the beach immediately gave me a holiday, relaxing feeling. Laying on your towel getting a nice tan, hearing the waves, sipping from a drink, reading a book and going for a swim. Oh the good old times, how much changes when you go to the beach with kids!
Since I went on exchange during university my life has been one big chain of living abroad. In between, I have been periods back in the Netherlands but mostly that was just for a couple of months, half a year max, before taking off again. The journey started in Spain, and then via India, Ireland, Denmark and Germany here I am, back living in Spain. Let´s just say that when the bug bites, it really bites!
What always surprises me about Spanish mothers (and especially also grandmothers!) is the amount of screaming that happens during a day. I always associated screaming with panic or stress situations but here it seems to be a normal way of communicating with your offspring.