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Tannya’s Take // Big Transitions For Young Students
From preschool to kindergarten was a big transition — for my son and me. Just when I feel like I’m getting into the groove, the...

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Tannya’s Take // Getting A Leg Up On Millennium Falcon
You know what they say. The sequel is never as good as the original. Well, never say never. The stars aligned for me to tackle...

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Tannya’s Take // Every Day Should Be Mother’s Day
It’s hard to express how becoming a mom changes you. Unless you have kids. Then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Pre-kids, it’s all...

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Tannya’s Take // Getting Fed Up With Restaurant Keiki Menus
I have a serious pet peeve — or parent peeve — when our family goes out to eat. In 99 percent of restaurants, the keiki...

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Tannya’s Take // Inspirational Life Lessons For Keiki
Five bucks doesn’t go very far. In my terms, that equates to one fancy dessert disguised as a drink at Starbucks. For my children, $5...

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Tannya’s Take // Golden Opportunity For Disappointment
In my column here last week, I wrote about the sweet satisfaction of being part of a candy-free Easter hunt for my daughter’s class. Little...

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Tannya’s Take // Striving To Stay Sweet Sans The Sugar
Easter was responsible for two of my guilty pleasures when I was growing up. No. 1: Those sugar-covered, pastel-colored marshmallow (at least, I think that’s...

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Tannya’s Take // An ‘Appy’ Time @ Magic Kingdom
What would we do without our smart-phones, tablets and computers? We can’t live without them. Depending on your view, they’re either a blessing or a...

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Tannya’s Take // Magical Disappearing Act At The Mall
I must have sucker written all over my face. Either that or I look like a tired mom who needs a pick-me-up. To be fair,...

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Tannya’s Take // The Languages Of Love
It doesn’t take a bestselling book to know what motivates your children, but it helps. Even without my mother’s intuition, it’s easy to see that...

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Tannya’s Take // Marketing Mixed Nutrition Messages
It’s been said that the best things in life are free, but this doesn’t mean the marketing geniuses out there aren’t using that as a...

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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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