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Is your penis awake before you are? This was one of the questions my tween's teacher discussed during a group advisory at my son's all boys school. He said it was the weirdest talk he ever had. He couldn't believe the word "penis" was coming out of his teacher's mouth. I, on the other hand, wasn't surprised. I had [...]


As a single Mom with two boys it's fallen to me to take them to get their haircuts at the Barbershop. I admit the first few times I took Karl, I didn't know the names of the styles or what was in style at the moment. I just knew he needed a haircut! Once I [...]


I've made many mistakes in my life. Some, I wish I could take back. Yet two changed my life forever and gave me my biggest blessings, my sons. Today, I will not focus on those errors, or even who I selected as the fathers. Today, I will forget the former things; I will not dwell [...]


My ten year old recently connected with a young girl from his Pre-K class.  She calls him constantly because she has a crush on him. He enjoys the attention and so picks up every single call. One day while talking to Andrew, she tells him she found another one of their Pre-K friends. She said he [...]


My sons are 1st generation Latinos. They were born here. I wasn't. As you can imagine, this has caused some conflict, particularly with dating. When my oldest was 10, I told him he would not be allowed to date until he was 16 and he never forgot. The day he turned sixteen was HUGE. It [...]


Teddy, our youngest puppy, tends to cry a lot. I think it's because he was taken from his mother at a very young age.  At those moments, Teddy runs to my teen. He's Teddy's favorite. He coddles him, as you can see by the picture below. To his chagrin, I snapped a picture. I couldn't [...]

#SabrosoSaturday: A Momentous Occasion, Andy’s Birthday! Thumbnail #SabrosoSaturday: A Momentous Occasion, Andy’s Birthday! Thumbnail

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health. ******************** This weekend the boys and I are celebrating the youngest 10th birthday. Although he will always be my baby, he's no longer a little boy. He's [...]

Children are not Mini Adults Thumbnail Children are not Mini Adults Thumbnail

Image: Simon Howden / My sons are pretty mature for their age. I don't coddle or baby them, not because I don't want to, but because as a single mother, I don't have the time.  I never realized just how much I treated them like mini adults until recently when I was talking to my youngest. [...]

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Karl, my teen, passed a milestone this summer. He turned 16. We didn't celebrate with a Sweet Sixteen, as girls do. We had a STRONG Sixteen, celebrating his strength and his journey to manhood.   We had family and friends over for a small, intimate party to allow for conversation. It was amazing! I saw my teen enjoying fun [...]


For My Man Child's birthday, we wanted to do something different. We wanted a cake that would be a centerpiece,  that would make Karl's birthday unique. We searched high and low, checking bakeries and doing google searches yet could not find anything that said, "This is IT!" With just a few weeks before his birthday,  YouCake offered [...]