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Author Archive | Mandy


Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pizza

Recently the American Library Association took Laura Ingall Wilder’s name off of an award.  They chose to do this because they felt her books were racially insensitive to Native Americans, and African Americans. As a Hispanic American who read these books 22 years ago in elementary school, I did not remember any such words.  Then […]

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The World Cup and My Children

I woke up this morning to the sounds of my 2 yr old daughter shouting, “Soccer! Its time for soccer!”  I dragged my self out of bed, got my son ready for the day, helped my daughter get ready for the day, and turned on Telemundo. All of my prep about the World Cup was […]

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Traveling with Toddlers

My daughter was 41 days old the first time we set out on a road trip.  We drove from Palm Beach County, FL to San Antonio, Texas. My husband and I learned some things about travel with children while I was alternating between driving and hanging over my daughter’s carseat, breastfeeding. We recently initiated my […]

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The ABC’S of Moving from a Crib to Toddler-Bed

Right now my daughter is standing at the door of her room crying for me. She is supposed to be taking her afternoon nap.  In about 5 minutes she will crawl back into her toddler bed, and go to sleep.  But right now, listening to her cry, it is hard. My little princess used to […]

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Multi-Generational Living

Choosing to be multi-generational  Here is a picture of my husband, my daughter and myself in February of 2017.  Now here is a picture of my husband and our 2 kids, my sister and my parents last month (Feb 2018) when the EAGLES won the Superbowl.  Many millennials and baby boomers in the United States […]

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Spring Cleaning with Toddlers

Spring cleaning snuck up on me this year,  I was sitting in my new armchair happily reading “All-of-a-kind Family” by Sydney Taylor, when I came into the chapter entitled “dusting is fun.”  I was struck by the standard of cleanliness the 1912 Mama demanded of her home. I mean, she had 5 daughters, a husband […]

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Blood Donation and a Shoulder to Lean On

So I’ve been a mom for a short time.  I have a smart and beautiful girl and a cheerful son. Becoming a mom has been a positive experience for me.  I have become a glass half full kind of woman, one who lives life with an encourager’s frame of mind.  Tough day? My reaction is […]

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Winter Games 2018: Passion Connected

My husband and I are a marriage of opposites. Can you relate? In high school he was on the swim team and football team, won bodybuilding competitions and was generally an athlete. In high school I was a student librarian, in the drama club, Bible club and writing club. It can take some work to […]

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The Both Mama

Ever get caught up in the war between the Boy Moms and the Girl Moms? Girl Moms swear their girls can be louder and rowdier than boys, while Boy Moms swear their boys are more than just horrendous mess makers.  Then there are the other moms.  The Both Moms. I think that those of us […]

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