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Tannya Joaquin
Tannya’s Take // Saying Good-bye To A Part Of The Family
I’ve run through a long list of “what ifs” over the past week. But none of them can bring back my dog. I never imagined...

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Tannya’s Take // Traveling With Keiki Can Be A Gamble
I rolled the dice on a different type of Las Vegas gamble recently. Not the kind with potential winnings at the slot machines or a...

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Tannya’s Take // Pronto Is Much More Than Just A Pet
Regular readers of this column will recall mentions of and stories about my two children. I’ve neglected to bring up my first baby until now:...

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Tannya’s Take // Grandparents Going Gaga Over Keiki
Moving from protecting President Obama to diaper duty may sound like a serious demotion, but I don’t think my father-in-law Al Joaquin would see it...

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Tannya’s Take // Children Stumped By Sign-waving
Like clockwork every morning on the drive to school, my son and daughter crack up as soon as we turn onto Kalanianaole Highway from Hawaii...

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Tannya’s Take // Letting Keiki Find Their Own Passion
I’ve pictured the day I could enroll my daughter in dance classes since … well, in 2011 when I first found out I was having...

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Tannya’s Take // A Few Lessons From Young Voters
I’ve always had a fascination with the 1960 presidential election. It was before my time, but the effect of the first televised presidential debates between...

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Tannya’s Take // The Joys Of Back-to-school Shopping
Back-to-school shopping — what an experience! My smiling kids proudly tried on their new uniforms and chose their favorites in anticipation of their first day...

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Tannya’s Take // Kindergarten Challenges Mom, Keiki
My son is a happy camper. He graduated from his preschool kindergarten camp with flying colors. Now it’s off to the real deal. I know...

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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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