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Thanksgiving Traditions

One of the hardest things about marriage is taking two people from two different families and making it one. With this comes a lot of compromise and the holidays seem to be a time people see this compromise the most. What family traditions will you implement from which family, will you make your own, what […]

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Alcoholism and Family

I love blogging because it’s an outlet for me to clear out any unnecessary and unwanted garbage out of my life. I think it comes so naturally to me because I’m an open book…. what you see is what you get, and if you want to know just ask. So typically my posts correspond with […]

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I Forgot Hispanic Heritage Month

I am hispanic and I forgot it was Hispanic Heritage month. As a first generation American and as someone who used to work for 2 huge Latin American companies, I feel a little strange that I forgot to make this month into a learning opportunity for my daughter.  I mean here I am in South […]

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“Dear Hate, You’re not winning!”

Dear Hate, Where did you come from?  I’m pretty sure you have decided to come out from hiding. In my 40 years of existence, I don’t ever recall you being in everyone’s face as much as you are today. You are really trying hard to bring the world down….well hate to tell you..we will not […]

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Dealing With Loss As a Mother

The last conversation I had with my brother was the week before Christmas. I was driving home from work, talking about what to get our niece. “Alright, I gotta go, I’m off to the gym,” he said. “Okay, I’ll talk to you later, Love you.” “I love you, too.” It’s how we usually ended conversations. He […]

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The Joy of my Kid Sister

There are ten years between my youngest sister and myself.  When I was growing up, this meant that I remember when she was born, well, when she came home.  I remember how I put down my copy of The Hobbit and looked at this rosy cheeked infant wrapped in a blanket while the social worker […]

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Turning Good-Bye Into Welcome Home

Good-bye is never easy. The good-bye that led us to Florida was harder than most. My husband, Mark, and I have a blended family. We each have two children from a previous marriage, and we have a daughter together. When my husband was first approached with an amazing career opportunity that required an out-of-state move, […]

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