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Author Archive | Mandy


How to be an Early Bird by a former Night Owl

Well in Palm Beach County Florida the children are going back to school on August 13th.  Did you and your kids have a great summer sleeping in and exploring all of the summer fun this area has to offer? Are you ready to get up early and participate in the drop-off-lane life? I hear you. […]

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National Aunt and Uncle Day – July 26

Aunts and Uncles have always played an important role in my own life.  Can you relate? When I took my high school friends to New York City for a long weekend after graduation, it was my (then single) Uncle Andy who picked us up in the city when we realized the trains leaving the city […]

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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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