8 Creative Ways to Make a Piñata

Fashioned from a long tradition the Piñata has evolved since they were first used by the Aztec Indians in their celebrations to their gods.  The festive piñata continues to enchant ...

Children’s Books About Mexican Culture

I love children’s books! I don’t know what I’m going to do when my boys out grow picture books for kids because those are my favorite.  My dream is to ...

Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Weight Watchers and Latina Bloggers Connect.   I’m trying to make better choices with my eating habits. One of the things that ...

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Teaching Our Boys to Be Good Losers and Winners

  This week in our sort-of-kind-of book club we are in Chapter 2 and we are discussing boys whom the authors call “The Lover”  which are boys in between the ages of 5-8.  Join our FB group All Things Boys: The Art of Mothering our Little Men. Here are some of the characteristics the authors […]

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Bread in a Mug Gluten Free

Going gluten free in S. America is definitely not an easy task. I’ve been experimenting with different recipes trying to find what I like and this recipe has become my go to because it tastier and more soft–not dense. The oats gives it a slight nutty flavor that I like. Try it and see if […]

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Alphabet Match Game

This is another fun game that we use in kinder school so my little man practices his letter recognition. You can never review the alphabet and numbers enough in preschool and kinder. Here again he uses his water spray bottle to get the letters to stick to the chalkboard but you can lay it out […]

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Fun Game to Learn the Numbers: Numbers Car Wash

If you have taught little ones you know how important repetition is so we are constantly reviewing the basics in our Kinder school.  My son learned his numbers since he was 3 years old but it always amazes me how often he forgets them even now at 5 years. So we are constantly going over […]

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Chips Ahoy Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect and all opinions are mine! Turn Up the Yum! for Dia Del Niño! Did you know that many Latin American countries through out the world have a special holiday for children?  It’s called Dia Del Niño. Well, I’m going to help you celebrate […]

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One Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

I’ve been experimenting with these mug cakes because they are so simple. Also, because I’m the only one who is eating gluten free and sugar free in our house so it’s easier to make myself just a small GF and SF dessert than to force my family to eat a whole SF cake. Believe me […]

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Special Birthday Breakfast Ideas

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jimmy Dean through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jimmy Dean Delights, all opinions are my own.   It’s birthday week at our house and one of our traditions is making a special breakfast for the birthday boy or girl! Our […]

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Parenting Toddler Boys–You Can Do This!

Only until recently have I discovered how boys, not just toddlers, get caught up in the storylines of the epic struggle between good and evil. Seriously, it’s interwoven in pretty much all of my boys pretend play and the adventures they come up with. When I started to listen in their little world pretend play, […]

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DIY Verse of the Week Holder

We simply don’t have the luxury of playing nice with prayer. Not if we want things to change. Not if we want to be free–from whatever’s keeping us held down and held back. Not if we want our hearts whole and thriving and deep and grounded…different. Not if we want to reach our destinies and […]

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Advantages of Raising Your Kids Overseas

As a kid I loved the idea of traveling but I never thought or dreamed of living overseas. Thirty years later, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I absolutely love that for the last 8 years, we’ve raised our kids and immersed ourselves in another culture and language. Prior to leaving the U.S. I […]

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A Letter to My Son on His Birthday

A Letter to My Son on His Birthday–this is a letter I’ve handwritten for my first born in honor of him becoming a young man. He turned 12 this morning! I hope the words in this letter will give him courage when he’s afraid, guide him when he’s forgotten who he belongs to and serve […]

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Broccoli Cranberry Apple Salad

I love broccoli salad but I avoided it for some time because it was loaded with this delicious creamy dressing. That is until I figured out that I could substitute all the mayo with some greek yogurt to make it healthier. I do this for all of my creamy dressings, I mix in greek yogurt […]

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8 Things Mom of Boys Need to Know

Do you have boys? I have 3 of them! I love being the mom of 3 boys. Sometimes it can seem like an overwhelming challenge especially as they reach their tween years, I share a little about this tween journey here, but nonetheless, it’s definitely an adventure. Here’s a picture of my precious little men from a […]

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Fun Family Dinner Date Idea

We’re always looking for fun Family Dates to enjoy together so I came up with this list here to share our fun with your familia. We love our family date times and our kids look forward to them as much as they do to our one-on-one dates.  Though they don’t always turn out as plan, […]

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Thin Mint Smoothie {Healthy}

My top 3 flavors for sweet treats are mint, lemon and apple. But of course not mixed together! With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought I’d share this so you can enjoy this healthy treat for your child’s after school snack or at breakfast. It’s healthy, it’s delicious and it’s kid friendly. My […]

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The Expat Life

My good friend Beth and I are so excited to bring you our newest project called–Expat Sisterhood: Flourish!  Beth and I have partnered on LOTS of different projects over the past 8 years of friendship, but this one by far has me over-the-moon excited. Our project was met with some hurdles right off the bat, […]

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Simple Tips to Get Rid of Dry Hair

We moved to a mountainous region from hot humid Texas and that was the beginning of my dry hair problems. Every  year around September all the way through April my hair can’t handle the harsh winter season.  So here are some tips that have worked for me throughout the year to avoid dull, dry and […]

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A Star Wars Party for Tweens

His 12th birthday party and possibly his last.  Last year, if you recall he decided on not having a party so I tried to find ways to make my  tween’s birthday special. But this year to my surprise he asked for one. I could see the inner struggle happening within him–I’m too old for a party or […]

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