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Biggest Surprise in Parenting Two Children

Parenting

I always thought I’d want to have three children. My then-boyfriend, now-husband, thought differently. He thought two would be just fine for our family, but wasn’t entirely against the idea of three. As we had our first child, we adjusted. Anyone who’s had a baby knows exactly how much your life completely turns upside down. […]

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The Power of Storytelling

life

Whenever my family gets together, inevitably stories of the past come up. My parents, their siblings, and friends love to reminisce about their younger years. It’s common to hear childhood tales of my mother and her sisters walking home from school through the narrow streets in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and the people they’d run into. […]

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Watching Dementia Take Over

life

Every time I visit my parents’ house, it brings about bittersweet feelings. I’m glad to be able to spend time with them, but seeing my dad fall deeper into his dementia and be forced to succumb to the disease, is heartbreaking in many ways. This was a man that growing up I saw as strong […]

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The One Time 149 Pounds is Actually a Bad Thing

life

My father recently had his 66th birthday. His father lived to the age of 64. These are the things I think about sometimes when I have a few seconds of silence and my brain takes a break from the every day hustle. 66 It’s not really that old. But, when you factor in incidents that […]

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Before & After Blogging

Blogging

****Originally posted on Scholastic Parent Voices. But, I wanted to share with you as well.**** Before I started blogging my daily routine looked like this: work, pick up kid, cook, take care of kid, watch TV, sleep. Lather, rinse and repeat. Now, while there’s nothing wrong with that, and I was happy, you can see […]

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