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4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

Reading in Two Languages My son is growing up in a bilingual household, but he’s already chosen his dominant language – English. This doesn’t surprise me, given that the community surrounding him speaks English.  Therefore, I have to work harder to get him to engage in Spanish. It takes dedication, patience, and persistence on my part, […]

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Co-Sleeping: Continuing the Empty Crib Tradition with Joy

Co-Sleeping: Continuing the Empty Crib Tradition with Joy

 As I looked at my two-year-old baby boy, I still can’t believe he’s already two. As he’s grown, his height and weight have increased, meaning that co-sleeping is no joke on my forty-something-year-old body. However, I’ve realized that co-sleeping is about more than having my son close to me – it’s a family tradition. At […]

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Amazing Adventures with Cousins {A Bittersweet Family Reunion}

Amazing Adventures with Cousins {A Bittersweet Family Reunion}

Cousins Connect My youngest brother is my favorite brother – we just connect on such a high level.  He and his wife have twin daughters, and there was a similar instant connection the first time I met them. Recently, my brother and his family came from Canada to California for a visit.  They spent the […]

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The Sonoma Farmers’ Market: Home to Incredibly Fresh Produce

Wine Country has such incredible produce! My son Marcos and I go to the Sonoma Farmers’ Market every Tuesday throughout the summer. It’s really exciting when the market begins, and we go especially early on the first day to take advantage of the fresh produce. Every week, we look forward to the ever-changing produce that […]

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