No Fail Gluten Free Crepes

So I’ve been on a mission for a year now trying to find the perfectly thin gluten free crepe recipe. I took a break after many failed attempts and disgusting ...

Intentional Parenting is Not Easy But It’s Worth It

I just spent close to an hour helping my kids figure out their allowance into their Save. Spend. Give. Jars. Our conversation went something like this. Well, it was mostly ...

Dulce de Leche S’mores Popcorn Balls

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. My life as a Latina, raised in the U.S. is all about mixing the best of the ...

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No Hablo Español Generation & Spanish Language Activities for Kids

  When I was younger I took for granted all of the amazing things our culture had to offer because I was so busy trying to fit in with the rest. I’m ashamed to say I was a part of the  “No Hablo Español Generation”.  I’m not sure if that’s really a thing but I know […]

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Across Latin America

Hispanic Heritage Month is a wonderful time that Latinos unite in spirit across the globe to honor our traditions, our heroes, our culture and our roots. This multicultural quilt of colors, languages, flavors and sounds are what making our Latino community so rich.  Let’s celebrate! So to celebrate, join us as we virtually travel through […]

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Spiraled Greek Salad

Sharing food with friends, family and even strangers is something our whole family enjoys doing. I love potlucks but sometimes the food options are not always healthy so I have been trying to take a nutritious dish to these types of gatherings. Recently we’ve been going to quite a few so I’ve been known to […]

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What I Learned About Simplicity at a Farm

I’m one of those people who dream about living on acres and acres of farmland filled with crops, gardens, cows, horses and chickens but then I wake up to reality. I can’t grow simple herbs in a pot and my stomach feels nauseous when we drive past farm animals. Well, regardless a girl can dream. This […]

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Amazing Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Oh my word, banana bread is the best kind of recycling! Well, it’s not really recycling but it’s the same kind of idea of using old (bananas) to make something new (amazingly delicious banana bread)!  With summer in tow I completely lost touch of banana bread baking. I’ve experimented with many flavors: Dulce de Leche […]

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Our Lunch Packing Routine That Changed Our Life

Anyone else looking through Pinterest for lunch ideas? I have been pinning like a mad woman since our kids are starting school next week and it helps them when I have a list of ideas for them to choose from when THEY make their own lunch.  Yes, your kids can make their own lunch. Moms, […]

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16 Best Latino Children’s Books on Hispanic Heroes

One of the most asked questions I get as a Latina blogger is what are my recommendations for Hispanic Heritage Children’s books. I finally decided to put together on some of the best Latino Children’s books on Hispanic Heroes. These books can be added to your home library or at school, it’s a great resource. […]

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I Can’t Believe We Went to Italy & Our 10 Day Italy Itinerary

I’m sitting in the comfort of my home, thousands of miles away thinking about our trip that still seems surreal.  I was looking through our pictures and I literally kept saying, “We were there! We were really there! We were there without kids!” Now in the midst of unpacking and moving boxes to our new […]

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A Sure Way to Spot Good Expat Friends

  My husband is my best friend but his friendship could never take the place of any of my good girlfriends nor vice versa. Both are amazingly beautiful but they couldn’t be any more different. Living overseas makes cultivating friendships a challenge but at the same time the shared experiences deepen our bond in ways we can’t […]

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Kids Fitness Games & Activities

It was scary was when I noticed at some point in the last school year that my son was slouching a lot. I realized that some of that is habit and simply him being a tween but then I read somewhere that kids also do that because they have “weak” back and core muscles. I […]

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Family Night: Simple Karaoke Fun

For as long as I can remember my thumb has never let me down as a substitute for a cheap microphone.  I pull it out every chance I can get, in the car, at home, impromptu in the grocery store… I know I make it sound like I have a beautiful voice that the world […]

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Strawberry Bacon & Pecan Salad

I’ve been on a salad kick ever since we got back from our vacation.  So I’ve challenged myself to have one salad per day for a meal. I’ve been trying lots of simple and yummy combinations and this strawberry bacon & pecan salad is my all time favorite. Here in Quito we can get strawberries […]

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Making Time for Mom

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TipsFemeninos #CollectiveBias I recently read a study that shared some interesting data about mothers and the time they get for themselves. Basically, it stated the average mom gets a total of 17 minutes of “me” time in a week. […]

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How to Help Your Kids With Nightmares

Nothing like waking up abruptly to the screams of your toddler because he thinks an earthquake is going to make the glass window over his bed shatter all over him. I ran into his room as soon as I heard him screaming with fear. He was still asleep and he was moving around helplessly yelling […]

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The Day the Missionaries Went on Vacation

I remember our first summer vacation we took as missionaries. By the way, going back to your home country on furlough is never a vacation, just in case you consider those vacations. They are definitely not. Just thought I’d clarify that minor point.  We enjoy our furlough time, seeing old friends and family but it […]

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When You’re the Only Parents Setting Boundaries

My son was 4 yrs old and he was invited to a birthday party. We got out of the car and walked into the lovely home of the hostess. I was immediately greeted by 10 little energetic 4 year olds running around. It didn’t take my son long to join them. When You’re the Only […]

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Celebrating 4th of July as Americans Living Abroad

One thing I feel strongly about is celebrating our American holidays abroad. I do this mostly for my children, I want them to have memories and traditions that connect them to their culture. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you know that we have quite a few cultures that we take into account […]

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5 Things My Kids Do Every Day in the Summer

These are the four things my kids do every day, well mostly every day in the summer. One of the things I loved about homeschooling our children is they learned to appreciate routine. They now (for the most part) want it and know it doesn’t stifle them but helps them. The weekend after they got […]

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