Michelle Reyes

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A Day in the Life of Toddler Homeschooling

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Let me just first say that never in my wildest dreams did I ever see myself homeschooling my kids. For one, I have a Ph.D. and find my sweet spot in more rigorously intellectual matters...
toddler sleep

An Indian-Style Sleep Solution For Our Toddler’s Night Wakings

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February was a rough month for our family. Besides all of us getting hit with a terrible cold (that lasted 3 weeks!), our two-and-a-half-year-old son went through a major sleep upheaval that left us horribly...

VBS Programs in Austin This Summer

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Summer break means VBS for many kids, and there sure are a lot of options in and around Austin. Here's a list of VBS programs in Austin: 1. Creation Care VBS @ Church of the Violet...

5 Classic Books For Your Kid’s Summer Reading List

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Summer is almost in full swing, and I can't think of a better way to pass these hot, long days than under the shade of a tree with a good book. Ok, I know that's...

My Promise To My Firstborn

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Dear Son, I know that life has been crazy lately, and I wish I could explain everything that's happening. You've seen your momma's belly grow and you know that you're going to have a new, baby...

Best Kid-Friendly Mexican Food to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, and quite honestly it's really hard to celebrate this holiday (and others like it) without thinking about food. Granted, there are a few caveats I need to make from the...

Finding Peace This Easter

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Easter is a big holiday for my family. The spiritual importance of this day is particularly meaningful to me as it is, certainly, the biggest celebration in the Christian calendar. And, as an Indian gal...

4 Questions To Ask When Watching Black Panther

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Why do kids love watching Marvel movies so much? Is it not because these parallel universes of "real" superheroes allow children to imagine the world as it could be? In films from Captain America and Iron Man to Daredevil and everything in...

Why I’m Having A Sprinkle For My Second Baby

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Our sweet little baby girl is set to arrive in June, and I've been going back and forth now for months on whether to have a small baby shower, or "sprinkle" for her. On the...
Black History Month

What I Wish I Had Known About Black History Month As A Kid

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I'll admit it: I didn't celebrate Black History Month as a kid.  My family was one of the only minority families in a predominantly small, white suburban town, and we were East Indian. I was...