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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // ‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
A 6-year-old boy named Roy used to drive hours with his family to the fish market in Japan to buy live tako (octopus). He would...

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Tannya’s Take // Loaded Down By Summer Laundry
Lately it feels like my laundry load has multiplied. For real. I’m in a constant game of catch-up. We even upgraded to a super-sized model...

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Tannya’s Take // Encouraging Creativity In Children
Is your refrigerator covered in artwork made by your little Picasso? My kids’ art collection outgrew our kitchen long ago. Now it’s all over the...

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Tannya’s Take // Family Fireworks Fun On The 4th
This time last year, we were bundled up doing the Disney Cruise around Alaska with Mickey Mouse and company. It was an unforgettable family trip,...

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Tannya’s Take // Mrs. Rae: One Terrific Toddler Teacher
Rewind to my opening lines in my first MidWeek column one year ago. “We have a morning drill in my house. It’s the race to...

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Tannya’s Take // Time Flies: A Year Of Columns
My diary-writing days came to an abrupt end decades ago when my sister discovered mine hidden in my bedroom. I don’t remember any specifics or...

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Tannya’s Take // O’Loughlin, Bruno’s Pop On Fatherhood
Your children will ground you. Not as in punish, although a case can be made for that. No, I’m talking about giving you a reality...

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Tannya’s Take // A Free, Family-friendly Film Festival
It’s been so long since I’ve been to the movie theater, I have no clue what the going rate is for a ticket and snacks....

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Tannya’s Take // Teaching Keiki To Mind Their Own Businesses
Pop quiz: What would you like your son or daughter to do during their summer break? a) Start a business b) Learn jiu jitsu and...

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Tannya’s Take // Getting Babies Ready To Read
Your baby can’t read this column, but can they read at all? Depends who you ask. The Washington Post recently published an article that questions...

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Tannya’s Take // Phase Two Of Successful Toilet Training
There are so many milestones for parents to treasure: first smile, first laugh, first word, first step. Now allow me to add one to the...

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Tannya’s Take // Newborn Photos At New Baby Expo
Choose your battles, right? My daughter refused to wear aloha attire for her May Day luau. She had her heart set on her Halloween costume,...

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Tannya’s Take // The Moment Of Tooth
Remind me again why the tooth fairy gives children money for a lost tooth. No, really, I can’t remember why. Sure, back in the day,...

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Tannya’s Take // A Big Fan Of Elvis — And Bruno Mars
I’m totally going to date myself with this confession, but my first concert (and crush) was Elvis Presley. Yes, I saw the King of Rock...

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Tannya’s Take // Money Management For Keiki
Did your mom and dad teach you that “money doesn’t grow on trees”? I remember hearing that more times than I can count on one...

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Tannya’s Take // Hawaii Hot Spot In The Canadian Cold
Las Vegas may be known as Hawaii’s ninth island, but there’s another popular vacation destination for kamaaina. I mentioned it in last week’s column. It’s...

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Tannya’s Take // Taking A Break From Springtime Stress
Spring break may be a bit of a misnomer. When you’re in school, you live for this time off. What’s not to like about no...

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Tannya’s Take // Recalling Those Mom-nesia Moments
Do you know the feeling that you’re forgetting something? I have it on a daily basis. It goes something like this: I wake up, drag...

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Tannya’s Take // Smart Tips For Planning A Keiki Party
It’s hard to top the look of pure joy children have when celebrating a birthday. It can be theirs or a friend’s. It doesn’t really...

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Tannya’s Take // Feeling A Bit Like Oscar The Grouch
“And the Oscar goes to …” Those words used to get me excited. As a diehard movie buff, I’d root for my favorites at the...


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