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Tannya Joaquin
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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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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