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Sometimes It Really Does Take a Village, Let’s Appreciate Them

Parenting

“I don’t know how single parents do this!” I remember the first time I said those words to my husband. It was a few months after our baby girl was born. Life with a baby, I found out, was hard – harder than I ever could have imagined. How in the world do single parents […]

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Summer Means Family Vacations, Right?

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Summer means vacation time for many families, but that’s not something I’m used to. We did take family vacations occasionally, but it wasn’t a set every year kind of thing. Now that I have my own family, I see the same pattern happening. We have been lucky to take a trip every year since 2008, beginning with my […]

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Querida Mamá: A Letter for My Mom this Mother’s Day

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Note: The following is in Spanish because when I speak to my mom, I speak to her in the first language I learned, Spanish. An English translation can be found below, so just scroll down! Querida mamá, No sé ni como empezar a describir lo mucho que aprecio la madre que tú eres. Son tantas […]

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A Card Worth Saving

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My mami kept my baby memory book until I found it and took it for myself. I now have it at my house and every so often look through it, reading my mom’s memories, and the cards she saved from when I was born. I asked her why she kept all those cards so many […]

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Spring Cleaning Fun: Tips for Spring Cleaning with Young Children

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Photo: Cielo de la Paz/Flickr Growing up, spring cleaning is something I remember my mom doing each year. Mind you, my mom always kept a clean house and that I can remember, nothing was ever out of place. But, when spring came around, she broke out the extra cleaning duties that weren’t in her normal […]

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