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My Best Traveling With Kids Tips {From an Expat Mom}

We live the expat or a more trendy term that I like to use, we are “global nomads”. Our heart is divided into hundreds of pieces throughout the world.  We travel to and fro from our two homes (home is where the heart is, right) in the U.S. and in South America.  The fact that my kids […]

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Camping Hacks: Campfire Fire Bombs & Upside Down Campfire

We live high up in the mountains so when we go camping we have to take all of our fire starting kindling “ammo” to get our fire going.  I discovered this amazing time saving camping hack for starting your campfire, fire bombs. Note, as I mentioned before we use more than one type of fire […]

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Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

I love easy! And I love how this Ice Cream Sandwich Bar turned out! The dipping station was full of so many yummy options I could stand there and just eat from there. My toddler had so much fun picking out his own dipping options for his ice cream sandwich! Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream […]

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Calming Count Box Activity for Kids

We had a LONG flying day and it still wasn’t over. My husband left me and my toddler at the airport with all the luggage while he hunted down a car rental place and pick it up.  I finally pulled out the Calming Count Box I made for him back home. Up to that point […]

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Calm Down Kit for Kids & Activities with Duracell

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepWithPower  #CollectiveBias with Duracell You’re probably reading this because you have or know a child that needs help and encouragement to calm down or de-stress from a emotionally charged situation.  It’s good to keep in mind that these type of […]

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An Unforgettable Summer Family Project

“Living radical isn’t about where you live — it’s about how you love.” I had to learn this the hard way when I was wrestling with my desires to serve but sitting at home with a toddler and pregnant with my 2nd child.  The Lord quickly showed me that I could make a difference right where […]

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Sitting Next to An Ex-Prisoner

I’ve gone to church every, well almost every Sunday since I was a little girl. I’ve sang the same songs over and over. I’ve heard the same type of sermons over and over. I’ve sat in the same type of pews for a countless amount of hours in my lifetime. But this Sunday, this Sunday–God made […]

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Soccer Ball Rice Krispie Treats

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Crest and Latina Bloggers Connect. It’s been so fun to draw closer to friends, family and even complete strangers as we celebrate a goal for our favorite team during the big soccer match!  Yesterday as I watched the Ecuador vs France game with over 100 people on […]

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Homeschooling Changed My Relationship with My Son

Your personalities clash. You’re going to regret it. You’ll drive each other nuts. Those were the thoughts that were holding me back from moving forward with homeschooling.  I knew it was the best thing for my son, but I was afraid.  This haunting thought–our relationship will be ruined– kept me from moving forward. Our personalities are very […]

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Family Friendly Biking Adventures

If you haven’t gone biking as a family, I highly recommend it.  After our second child was born we decided to become a biking family! For Mother’s day my husband bought me a bike and we invested in a bike trailer since our little ones were still too young to keep up with us.  Since […]

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Ad: Hunger Hero Kids & No Sew Superhero T-Shirt Cape

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertisers. Hunger Hero Kids & No Sew Superhero T-Shirt Cape have my kids excited about doing acts of kindness for others this summer! Before I share how to make your own cool no sew superhero t-shirt cape, let me tell you about our experience this […]

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Ice Cream Party!

I scream for ice cream! I scream for an ice cream party! This was a simple gathering that I put together for my sons class as a back to school party.  But this would work for any occasion. This was such a fun party to throw, enjoy all the ideas. Here’s some simple décor that […]

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Simple Desserts: Oreo Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes

Oh my gosh, can I just say I’ve died and gone to heaven.  This dessert is amazingly delicious and surprisingly easy! Everytime I have every served these to our guest or given them to teachers or neighbors, everyone is in awe.  I especially love the peanut butter in them but if you’re not a big […]

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Father’s Day Card {Free Printable}

This Father’s Day Card {Free Printable} turned out really great!  The kids gave it to their daddy the other day because inside it explained his gift that we put together for him, a bike tour through the mountains and it ends in natural thermal pools at the bottom of the mountain, which he is on […]

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Dinosaur Activity: DIY Excavation & Hatching Egg

There’s nothing like a Dinosaur activity to get my boys excited!  Their are lots of versions to the Dinosaur Eggs online: sand, clay, dirt and water (which is the one we did). This one was the easiest and I could manage to squeeze in our very long list of things to do to get ready […]

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Summer Camp at Home: Animal Activities & Snacks

The All Things Bloggers united to bring you a  chock full of ideas for your summer camp at home!   Make sure you stop by all summer long to check out the fun– at the end of the week you’ll have an awesome resource for each of the themes above. My kids are animal lovers so it […]

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Simple & Inexpensive Summer Bucket List Ideas

It’s summer! Well we actually still in school with two weeks to go but we are so ready for it.  I’m sharing with you a list of fabulous and fun simple & inexpensive VISUAL summer bucket list ideas.  Who says fun has to have a big fat price tag on it?  I love that it’s a visual […]

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Don’t Just Be the Memory Maker…

Don’t just be the memory maker but be in their memories.  This is something that has been playing over and over in my head since the beginning of the year.  But I had no idea how hard it is for me to just play. Put the scrapbooks down. Put the camera down. Put your phone away. […]

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