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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Day 6 was a success! Sergio didn’t use the phone once, mainly because he didn’t have abuelita’s phone anymore. And also because I am loathe to give up my own phone so that he can look at YouTube. Now, on day 7 we are making some real progress. The phone’s whereabouts have not been sought…

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Skincare Resolution

Back in January (as many did) I wrote a list of goals for this year. I am happy to announce that the first goal (to potty train Sergio) is complete, as well as the goal of finding a skincare regimen. I am not sponsored nor affliated by/ with the following company or Birchbox, which is…

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Day 5 was a bust. I don’t even want to talk about it. Sergio used the phone for most of the day. The phone he used is my mother’s and it is now dead. I’m sure day 6 will be full of crying. Ugh.

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Days 3 and 4 have been rough. I’ve won some battles and also lost a few. However, he had very little screen time on Day 3, even though when I awoke later than usual I found that my husband had already given him a phone. Day 4 was full of arguments over the phone. By…

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Lessening Screen Time With Sergio

Day 2 Surprisingly, our second day of abstaining from YouTube went quite well. At 10:00 a.m. there had still been no mention of the phone and shortly after, the two babes went on a rare outing with S. to wash his work truck. The day was not without its hiccups, however. When my family returned…

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Backyard Picnics Through COVID

Nice to Haves A rug that you don’t mind getting dirty Sunglasses Sunscreen Lunch (Today we cheated with McDonalds) Comfortable clothes (That’s why the baby lacks pants and shoes – in a bid to keep her cooler) Music or videos to entertain A thankful and positive attitude Nice weather (LOL) However you picnic in your…

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Lessening Screen Time with Sergio

Being in isolation (nothing new to me), the cell phones in my household have been in use quite often lately. Though we don’t watch very much TV and the baby is allowed no screen time, Sergio is an adept YouTube scroller. However, it needs to stop. Against my better judgement we let Sergio start playing…

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All Was Connected

Psychosis, and the recovery time after, has a strange symptom. A sense of grandeur. A feeling as if you are spiritually connected to all around you. A feeling of telekinetic powers. For me, anyway. During this time I met a horse. A neighbor of my father’s property in Tennessee. “A mean horse,” my father had…

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Dogs Say Nothing

The day before we left that hotel in Arkansas Bella broke a nail. It had gotten caught in a grate that covered a drainage slope in the sidewalk near the laundry room. We were leaving the next day. Bella refused to walk on her foot, so S. carried her. He loaded her into the truck…

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A Reminiscing Essay

With the spirit in mind that this blog is a record, a series of essays is to follow, written mostly for my own benefit. Maybe they’ll strike you in some way. This is the story of the first meal I ever cooked. I was 22, engaged, and living in a hotel room while my fiance…

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Before the Postpartum

Judging by my postpartum experiences, one might expect that I had traumatic birth experiences. Well, I didn’t. I gave birth two both of my children easily. I received the epidural with my son when I was dilated to 7 cm and I received an epidural with my daughter at 9 cm (I should’ve skipped it…

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