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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Having The Keiki Tested For Allergies
There’s nothing worse for a parent than to see your child suffer. It’s bad enough when they come down with a 24-hour bug. When they...

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Tannya’s Take // Not A Candidate To Star In A TV Reality Series
I used to get sucked into that television vacuum otherwise known as reality TV. Go ahead, judge me. But I found it quite entertaining to...

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Tannya’s Take // A Modern Mom’s Pressure Cooker
Do you remember that ’90s movie Twins? It was based on the farfetched concept that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito were twin brothers. The premise...

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Tannya’s Take // Valentine’s Pressure
Remember when life was simpler? This could be an opening for just about any subject, but in this case I’m referring to Valentine’s Day. Think...

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Tannya’s Take // Picturing Perfect Preschool Portraits
Your school picture is a memory you treasure for life – or something that you will never live down. Trust me, I am the queen...

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Tannya’s Take // Learning To Be A Good Sport
No one wants to be a sore loser, but how do you teach good sportsmanship to children? The Sochi Winter Olympics, which begin Feb. 7,...

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Tannya’s Take // Catching Up On Celestial Matters
One of the smartest decisions I’ve made was to enroll at UCLA. That was quickly followed by a not-so-bright decision. I always have loved stargazing,...

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Tannya’s Take // Hit In The Head By The Kendama Craze
Forget texting and walking. I now see tweens and teens “kendama-ing” on the move. Yes, someone actually coined that expression. They’re everywhere and everyone seems...

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Tannya’s Take // A Very Special Christmas Tree
We live in a throwaway society. We are so quick to use and toss things daily, filling up our waste bins, trash cans and landfills....

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Tannya’s Take // Cooking Up 5210 Fun At The Hyatt
For someone who has a serious sweet tooth like me – and a family risk of diabetes – cutting down on sugar has been a...

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Tannya’s Take // A Lifesaving Keiki Gift Idea
The best gift you can give young child isn’t something you can wrap up and put under a Christmas tree or stuff into a stocking....

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Tannya’s Take // The Art Of The Family Christmas Card
I don’t know who gets credit for turning the Christmas card into the ultimate family portrait, but I relish receiving photo cards every year from...

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Tannya’s Take // Instilling The Spirit Of Giving
Dear Santa, I am a good boy. That’s part of my son Kaimana’s first official letter to Santa Claus. He’s asking for a present from...

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Tannya’s Take // Enjoying Thanksgiving For What It Is
Thanksgiving means so many things to so many people. For some, it’s a day to kick back and watch football. Others make a date with...

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Tannya’s Take // The Senator Only His Son Knew
Aloha from our nation’s capital. I am in Washington, D.C., this week to cover the Presidential Medal of Freedom honors that will be awarded posthumously...

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Tannya’s Take // Taking A Healthy Look At Snacking
Most homes still have mounds of fun-size candy hanging around after Halloween – unless perhaps you overdid it on the leftover treats or while “inspecting”...

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Tannya’s Take // A Playcation With Visiting Friends
A lot of people joke that you suddenly have lots of family and friends when you move to Hawaii. It’s true. Now I’m not talking...

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Tannya’s Take // Reconnecting With An Old Friend
I found a pleasant surprise in my Facebook inbox recently: word that my high school friend and UCLA college roommate Nicole was coming to Hawaii...

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Tannya’s Take // Kindergarten Application Angst
I must preface this week’s column with a confession. I’m fighting through a minor case of writer’s block because I’m preoccupied with another writing assignment....

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Tannya’s Take // Weekend Expo Is All About Ohana
You know how everyone’s always saying how quickly children grow up? The same can be said about the Oh Baby! Family Expo. This popular event,...


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