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Tannya’s Take // Taking A Swing At Public Playgrounds
Parents can nod their heads in agreement to this opinion. There simply isn’t enough variety and challenges for children to explore with the same playground...

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Tannya’s Take // The Millennium Falcon’s Missing Link
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … I loved Star Wars. I remember my sister and I would argue over who...

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Tannya’s Take // Out Of The Mouths Of Babies
What the …? I gasp every time my children say this phrase. My mind fills in the blanks for them with words that aren’t fit...

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Tannya’s Take // Discovering The Fun Of RC Flying
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Time for another Valentine’s Day, but how can you celebrate in a fresh way? Flowers, chocolate and a date...

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Tannya’s Take // Fishing Around For Family Fun
We’re blessed to live in paradise with so many options to explore in the great outdoors. Pick your pleasure: gorgeous hikes, surfing, beaches, parks. With...

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Tannya’s Take // The Value Of Dealing With Not Winning
I win. You lose.The sting of those words is enough to make any child break down in tears. Remember how we used to pick teams...

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Tannya’s Take // One Little Way To Find Lost Stuff
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been ready to leave the house and then thought, “Oh wait, where are my car keys, my...

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Tannya’s Take // Bubbly Put On Hold For The Eve
Man, where did the first two weeks of 2015 go? It’s like I’ve been walking around with a holiday hangover. Not the kind caused by...

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Tannya’s Take // Having ‘Frozen’ Fun In The Islands
Here we are just a few days into the new year and already Santa’s Christmas gifts have broken. Seriously. My son’s remote control-operated helicopter didn’t...

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Tannya’s Take // A Last-minute New Year’s Resolution
As we get ready to say aloha to 2014 and start a new year, I want to thank MidWeek‘s faithful readers. For those of you...

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Tannya’s Take // How Much Should Santa’s Salary Be?
I can’t help but wonder how Santa Claus would feel about the 2014 Santa Index. How can you possibly put a dollar figure on the...

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Tannya’s Take // Crafting Ways To Avoid Those DIY Disasters
Pinterest has the ability to make moms like me feel very different emotions — inspired and inade quate — at the same time. Apparently, I’m...

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Tannya’s Take // A Bit Of Morning Commute Drama
Thud! “What in the world was that?” was my first thought, followed by “please tell me it was not my …” Let me backpedal a...

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Tannya’s Take // Finding Family-friendly Holiday Fun
Ready or not, here comes Santa Claus. The jolly old elf will be busy at many family-friendly events around the island leading up to Christmas....

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Tannya’s Take // Slowing Down To Enjoy The Moment
As we prepare to sit down for a Thanksgiving feast, it’s a chance to savor quality time with loved ones — the simple pleasures. But,...

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Tannya’s Take // Making Friends On A Buddy Bench
Some schools around the world have adopted a new type of “buddy system.” The centerpiece is a simple concept created by a Pennsylvania third-grader that...

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Tannya’s Take // Discovering A Magical Castle
Once upon a time … That seems like the best way to start this column because it’s almost always the opening line of a fairy...

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Tannya’s Take // The Signs Of Two Future Voters
Anyone have a cure for election-itis? For some reason, this year’s campaign cycle seemed especially long and drawn out. For me to say that says...

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Tannya’s Take // Parents Pay Price For Procrastination
I speak from experience, and I’m sure other parents who have learned this lesson the hard way will agree. You know the saying time is...

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Tannya’s Take // A Heartfelt ‘Letter To My Parents’
Permit me to share a portion of the winning entry in the first “Letter to my Parents” contest in Hawaii. I could give you my...

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