Author Archives: Paula Astralaga

Fatherhood

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Unknown June is a month to celebrate a very important person in many people’s lives. Dad. Happy Father’s Day to all of those men that … Continue reading

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Running on Low

“You can’t pour from an empty cup.” -Anonymous As I was speaking with my mother over the weekend, she was telling me how difficult it was to take care of my grandmother. I love my grandmother, but I can completely … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

This past weekend I was watching Disney’s Chicken Little with my son and I thought it was a great movie. I couldn’t believe I had never watched it before. It’s geared towards a younger audience, but it has many important … Continue reading

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Empower Yourself

We are all human and as perfect as we think we might be, we all have our faults. Life is not about finding the negative, but about embracing ourselves as a whole, accepting others for who they are, and empowering … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of Teen Dating Violence?

February is Teen Dating Violence Month. It is a month to raise awareness about abuse in teens and 20-something relationships. Teen dating violence is not something that is spoken about very often, and many times it’s not something that comes … Continue reading

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Parenting Plan for 2017

On my last blog, I wrote about New Year’s resolutions and included a list of ways for making life more fun a must. There are many benefits to living a joyful life, and as an adult we forget to do those … Continue reading

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Just Laugh About It

As we get closer and closer to the end of 2016, think about the year you had. Was 2016 an enjoyable year for you? Did it come with losses and grieving? Did it come with additions to the family? Is … Continue reading

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The Aging Process

“Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as … Continue reading

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Parenting

“What’s it like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” Nicholas Sparks

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White Privilege

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” Rosa Parks We all know Rosa Parks as a civil rights activist who refused … Continue reading

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