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Andrea Yancey Reyes (Life On Mars I Mean TJ)
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A Grown-Up Girl Trying to Find Her Place In The World
A Grown-Up Girl Trying to Find Her Place In The World

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La Bufadora
Mexico is not all spring break parties, cacti, and loud mariachi music; Mexico is a place of rolling, green hills, wine country, and geological phenomena. La Bufadora falls into that last category. We took a little day trip from Tijuana down the coast to En...

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February SOTB Blog Hop- And A Free Printable!
Hey, look at that! I made it to TWO SOTB blog hops in a row! Woo-hoo. As I mentioned last month , this blog hop was started a couple years ago, but me and a group of fellow Mexico-dwellers have tried our hardest to revive it this year. It's February- meanin...

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December Daily Week Three
Welcome back to the blog for week three of my December Daily project for 2016. You can find Week One here and Week Two here . Well, it was a slow December week around here. It is hard to create Christmas cheer when your whole life if spent sitting in the bo...

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December Daily Week Two
Last week, I posted week one of our December adventures. Click here for that post. December is trucking right along, and I must say again: I LOVE this project. Every year, I findmyself creating holiday activities for myself or my family. Some people might c...

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December Daily Week Two
Last week, I posted week one of our December adventures. Click here for that post. December is trucking right along, and I must say again: I LOVE this project. Every year, I findmyself creating holiday activities for myself or my family. Some people might c...

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The How's and the Why's
Please bear with me as I try to crack my way out of a writing dry spell. I've been crushed under the weight of writer's block for awhile, and I've been trying to find a way out. My life in Mexico is now so commonplace to me, that I doubt myself into thinkin...

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Border Life
Living on the edge of two nations that are so tightly related is the most interesting experience. Tijuana is so Americanized that it could hardly be called Mexico, and yet, when I pop into the US, people speak Spanish to me. I now have a job, a real CNA job...

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Cecilia's First Holy Communion
We are Catholic. I try hard to raise my children to understand their faith enough to explain it to others who may not understand. Part of growing up Catholic is receiving the Holy Eucharist for the first time. Cecilia has taken classes every Saturday for tw...

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Navigating Through the Fog
Cecilia was a "high-needs" baby. She was colicky on top of that, but she was a very clingy, very whiny baby. But, she was also a happy baby, who smiled and cooed when her needs were met. She had short periods of contentment. I struggled to bond with her tho...

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Back Again
Home is where the heart is, and in my case, that means Tijuana. Mt. Shasta, CA- leaving Oregon and my beautiful Cascades behind. My family is back in one piece; the period of separation and seclusion in Oregon is over.  I arrived home in the beginning of Ap...
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