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Rocking Two Traditions During the Holidays

Rocking two traditions during the holidays

When people get married, they are supposed to combine family traditions in a way that works for the new family that is created. For the past three years, the holidays always made us reflect on our family, the traditions we grew up with, and the traditions we wanted to start with we kids. For us […]

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New Year, New Groove, Less Stress

As a mom it is so easy to become the mom with checklists and guilt trips.  There are so many moms who try to live up to their instagram photos that the American Psychological Association has actually done studies determining which filter is the best evidence for good mental health. And have you noticed how […]

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Thank you, for everything you do-o

Thank you, for everything you do-o My favorite episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is when Daniel has to go to the garden for Thank You Day.  He spends the day reflecting on his friends and their unique specialness.  Then he gets down to business, writing out thank you cards. He even gets a few cards […]

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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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Working on Being the Boy Who Lived

We were all expecting Fall in South Florida to be such a joyful time of costumes and pumpkin patches, but doesn’t it just seem like the world is out to steal our joy? Between the hurricanes ruining everything around us, disaster reliefs, people’s opinions of disaster reliefs, horrific events at concerts, political discord, doctor’s bad […]

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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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Names I might have chosen for my children:

As a millennial mom there are so many names I can choose for my children! Different newspapers and magazines keep telling us that my generation of moms (women aged 17-37) are naming their children unconventional names.  I have been to play groups where my daughter was playing with Blake, Blaine, Ridley and Arwen.  I want […]

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A Non-Trendy Mom’s Day Off

Before I became a mother my idea of relaxing was loading up my Saturdays with all the local Zumba classes and then catching a blockbuster movie with my bodybuilder boyfriend after an indulgent Italian dinner. Or during weeknights, my idea of relaxing was lighting a bunch of candles and turning the air down to 70 […]

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Independence Day with Littles

When I think back on Independence Day I always smile because I was proposed to on July 3, 2014 and we celebrated with my family on July 4th.  You see, my husband and I were visiting family in the Greater New York City area.  We decided to be tourists for the day and take the […]

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