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Tell Them You Care

life

I’ve known my husband close to seventeen years. This means I’ve known him more than half my life. In a sense, we’ve done a lot of growing up together. Though we were in high school at the same time, we didn’t attend the same high school. In fact, we lived on opposites sides of town, […]

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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?

life

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

life

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

life

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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