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People are Thirsty Over the Stanley Tumbler

Ah, the Stanley Tumbler – not to be confused with the Stanley Cup, though sipping your favorite beverage from it might make you feel like a champion in your own right! It’s like the MVP (Most Valuable Pint) of drinkware. People are out there throwing elbows all for the almighty Stanley Tumbler. Folks are queuing up in lines longer than the wait for the latest smartphone. But here’s the twist…

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Mammogram Get Those Boobs Looked At! Breast Cancer Awareness

If you’ve got boobs it’s time to get yourself a mammogram! Not just women, men too! I wanted to share my recent experience with a mammogram. Here’s my little blog post with a Youtube video down below of the experience. My Mammogram Tale Step one was the decision to prioritize my health. Walking into the clinic, I was met with a blend of nerves and determination. From the initial consultation…

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Rediscovering Christmas: Through a Parent’s Eyes

Growing up, Christmas was never a big deal for me. It wasn’t a magical wonderland, just a routine part of life. Granted, I had two immigrant parents who came from Peru and Peruvians don’t do it big like in America. Fast forward to becoming a parent, and suddenly, the magic of Christmas took me by surprise. Christmas Without Sparkle As a kid, Christmas felt ordinary. It was about decorations, gifts,…

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Let’s Talk About Puberty

Growing up in a household where essential conversations were shrouded in silence. I found myself stumbling through the labyrinth of self-discovery, particularly when it came to understanding my body and grappling with the gravity of certain topics. Now, as a parent to a 7 and 11-year-old, I’m faced with the task of demystifying the inevitable: puberty, relationships, and all the questions that naturally arise. So, here’s the unfiltered truth: your…

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Mom Life and Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety attacks and mom life. Being a mom is a tumultuous journey, and sometimes, the emotional waves hit hard. Anxiety attacks have become an unexpected companion, making a third appearance this year. Very scary. And yes, it’s an anxiety attack, not a panic attack. Picture this as a storytelling session around the kitchen table, where unsettling gym stares, homework drama, and heated disagreements with the spouse become the talk of…

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Turning Chores into Hilarious Hijinks

Turning Chores into Hilarious Hijinks! Ever feel like getting your kids to do chores is like pulling teeth? Well, join the club! In this blog post, I spill the beans on how my 11-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son tackle their chores with all the enthusiasm of a Monday morning wake-up call. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through our chore adventures, where reluctance turns into surprise, giggles, and a whole…

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The Wild World of Dysregulation in Women

We need to talk about the untamed beast that goes by the name of dysregulation. The Wild World of Dysregulation in Women. You know, that rollercoaster of emotions that’s like trying to navigate a grocery store with a wonky cart – it’s unpredictable, occasionally infuriating, and a part of our everyday lives. So, grab your sense of humor and let’s dive into the whirlwind of being a mommy, spouse/wife, and…

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Family Halloween Costumes Over the Years

Mis Amigos! So, it’s practically Thanksgiving, and I’m still here reminiscing about our last three Halloweens because, let’s be real, I’m all about that ‘better late than never’ life. So, grab your leftover candy and let’s dive into the not-so-timely, but definitely stylish, evolution of our family Halloween costumes over the years! 2019: Beetlejuice extravaganza costumes A hauntingly hilarious chapter in our family’s costume saga. Decked out in black-and-white stripes…

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Strategies to Encourage Openness and Trust

As I was finishing up the blog post yesterday regarding Middle School Drama, I realized I should have maybe given some strategies on how to build openness and trust with your children. I have a few friends whose kids don’t speak to them about anything. They just don’t know how to. I think what helped me knowing how to speak to my kids was that I didn’t have that growing…

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Middle School Drama: Nurturing Resilience in Our Children

Middle school drama, a labyrinth of adolescent emotions, friendships, and occasional heartaches. Recently, my daughter, Ziana Eliz, confronted a challenging situation with two newfound friends, a reminder that navigating the complexities of middle school social dynamics requires a delicate touch as a parent. One of her new besties has been jokingly pushing her around, and then saying things like “She’s my friend, not yours!” Why is that funny or cute,…

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