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My baby is growing up!
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A Letter To My Last Baby

Dear little one, You’ve turned one, and you aren’t a baby anymore, but I want you to know that you will always be my baby. Your brothers will always be my babies, too, but you are different because you are the last baby. In your first year, time has moved both slowly and quickly. I’ve […]

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I Don’t Cherish ALL The Moments

There’s a simple saying that has the power to send my mom guilt skyrocketing through the roof. “Cherish these moments.” The saying is innocent enough in itself, however sometimes instead of cherishing, I feel like I spend more days simply surviving.  It’s on these survival mode days that my parenting mantra seems to become “This […]

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6 Signs You Grew Up Mexican

The older I get the more I realize how “unconventional” my upbringing was compared to a lot of my friends, and my husband who are not Mexican. Things that I see as completely normal are not the norm and I can’t help but think, “Was and is my family crazy and was and is my upbringing […]

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How Old it TOO Young The Free Range Parenting Debacle

How Old is TOO Young: The Free Range Parenting Debacle

I sat in complete bewilderment this past January and again a few weeks ago, as I read about the Maryland couple who allowed their 10 & 6 year old children to walk to the park by themselves and now have to deal with Child Protective Services for “substantiated” child neglect.  Neglectful parenting?  Does no one remember getting to […]

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