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I Raised My Grandchildren

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    How I Became Abuelita (long)

    When my son Juan moved to New York to pursue the music industry, and my daughter Maria got a job in Dallas, I thought that my parenting roller coaster was over. But in reality I was just at that part where the roller coaster takes you up the big hill, and you stop and look down...
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