Yo' Mama column by Tricia Oakes
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August 31, 2012, 10 Comments

“RAHHHH! I’M A BAD GUY SHOOTING EVERYONE AT THE MOVIE THEATER!” While taking aim at his family with a pool noodle, the sweet, innocent five-year-old shouted those words at his […]

Yo' Mama column by Tricia Oakes

Yo’ Mama: Make your dreams come true

May 10, 2012, 5 Comments

Last month I wrote about how much I love school and the reasons why. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized I love school because th ...

Yo' Mama column by Tricia Oakes

Halloween’s coming: Break out the ‘Monster Mash’

October 25, 2011, 1 Comment

Nothing delights my 4-year-old like Halloween. Ghosts, costumes, and all things spooky are among his favorite topics. Merely mentioning Trick or Treat ...

Yo' Mama column by Tricia Oakes

Making vacation memories that last forever

August 3, 2011, No comments

Recently I asked my 4-year-old son to tell me about his favorite part of a recent beach trip. He quickly responded, “When we went back to the beach ...

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    Keeping kids busy and mama sane
    July 6, 2011, No comments

    We’ve officially crossed the threshold into the dog days. It went from rainy and cool to hotter than blazes and school was out for summer nearly overnight. So now what […]