Category Archives: Life Happens

Lucky Kitty

For about a week, we were the owners of a sweet kitty named Lucky. We found her one Saturday in May, hiding inside my car’s engine from a typical South Florida summer thunderstorm. How did we know she was there, … Continue reading

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Finding a Way to Get Financially Fit with Prudential

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and Dime Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.  Hispanicize is one of my favorite events of the year. Not only does it give me the chance to catch up … Continue reading

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The Dufaus take New York City

Well, we finally did it: we took the boys to New York City! It’s been a long time coming, Brandon’s been waiting for this trip since at least 2007! We were able to go on vacation for five days during … Continue reading

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Our financial goals for 2018

2017 was a big year for us. Not only did I finish my teaching certification, and Brandon finished middle school, but we closed on our house in August. Two out of the three made a significant impact on our finances, … Continue reading

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Huge Sigh of Relief

A week ago, I walked across the stage at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus auditorium and received my completion certificate. While technically I am not quite finished as my last few assignments have yet to be graded, my portfolio needs reviewing, … Continue reading

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I Had Good Intentions

I had really good intentions to blog more frequently. In fact I started writing this blog post about three weeks ago. Then Hurricane Irma happened. And my second to last class happened. Then my last class happened. And now I’m … Continue reading

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Blogging will commence in 4, 3, 2….

I haven’t been blogging during the past two months, and there are some really, really good reasons. One of which is the Top Secret news I alluded to on June 4th: we are new homeowners!! The process was arduous, and … Continue reading

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There’s a first time for everything

And today was the first time, the very first time, I taught a class. (well, actually, four.) My amazing director, knowing that I’m about halfway done with my teaching certification, has given me the opportunity to get my feet wet and … Continue reading

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I’m so excited, that I just can’t hide it!

Why am I excited? Well, we got some really big news late Friday afternoon. It was news we were kind of expecting…I thought this news was coming, and I believed it was coming, but actually hearing the words confirming it … Continue reading

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I survived my first class!

It is no coincidence that I have not blogged in a month. My first day of class was one month ago, and it’s been a jam-packed five weeks with deadlines at work, research and assignments to do, and pre-service teacher … Continue reading

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