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Last Minute No Sew Wizard of Oz Costumes

Last Minute No Sew Wizard of Oz Costumes I’ve been  trying to figure out what I’m going to wear tonight to our girls night out costume party. I received lots of great suggestions on my Facebook Page. I especially liked this one, After much consideration I came up with the idea of a no-sew Dorothy costume. […]

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Easy Reward System That Works

Easy Reward System That Works Rewards systems have been used in the workplace, at school, in the home, in jail, in the hospital… all of these places have been known to use some type of reward system to motivate.  But for some families reward systems to their dismay haven’t been effective. Before you toss the idea […]

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Mexican Pizza Sticks

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce and Latina Bloggers Connect. Mexican Pizza Sticks I’ve never actually had Mexican style pizza until today.  So before making it, I went online searching for some ideas and found lots of variations.  Some used salsa base pizza sauce others use the traditional tomato base […]

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3 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Quito Ecuador

First let me start off by telling you that kid menus are more of a U.S. thing.  A lot of countries around the world expect children to eat what everyone else is eating, therefore, a menu for little ones isn’t available.  This was shocking for me when we first went out to eat in Quito, Ecuador. […]

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Fun Halloween Food

Fun Halloween Food I prefer the fun Halloween food that doesn’t have brains and blood. I just have a hard time getting past it. I bought a whole chicken from the store one day and when I got home I discovered that the brand I picked out included the head, feet and other guts with […]

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How I Speak to Myself

How I speak to myself is related to what I believe about myself. I’ve been pondering a lot lately what’s in my thought box. I grew up with critical parents, they didn’t criticize me with harsh words or name calling but I rarely found myself doing things as they wanted them done.  I don’t think they tried to […]

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Baby Shower Gift and Decor: Diaper Wreath

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect! Preparing for a baby is exciting! And I especially love celebrating mom to be with a baby shower.  I’ve always struggled knowing what to get a mom to be, that pretty much has everything. So my go to gift is diapers–practical […]

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100 + Things I Want My Boys to Remember

One minute he was holding my pinkie with all his introverted might, afraid to let go and in the next breath he’s running off and not looking back. Over the summer I happen to come across a few of my mini notepads that I would keep in my purse when I was in college. They are full of […]

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Epic Pinterest Fails in the Kitchen

I’m always sharing with you my delicious recipes with beautiful photos of the end product, but today I’m going to show you what happens behind the scenes. Warning–it’s not pretty. It all started with my persistence, determination or some would call it–stubbornness.  Some months ago, I got a srong desire to try baking something new […]

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Halloween Decor: Boo Wreath

Halloween Decor: Boo Wreath You’re not going to believe what I made this wreath from.  You won’t believe that it only took me 10 minutes to put together and not only that but I had everything in my house to make it! I love all things fall so I don’t  do much Halloween decorating because […]

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Halloween Chocolate Fudge

This is the perfect Halloween Chocolate Fudge! I’ll be first to tell you that no matter how easy the recipe says the fudge is to make, I haven’t been able to master it–until now!  This fudge was perfect!  And let me tell you after my last two fails–I ‘ve gotten really good at tasting not […]

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Age Appropriate Chores for Kids (clean floors & clean bathroom tips…)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I clearly remember my mom telling me when I was a kid, “Mija, I need you to help me today with making dinner or washing the dishes.”   She taught me how to do it, just like her mom taught […]

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Getting My Toddler to Obey with Two Simple Words

I hate writing parenting articles, after hitting publish I feel the pressure.  What if I jinx myself, what if he decides not to do it anymore, or even worse–what if my parenting is being observed when he throwing a tantrum and I’m trying every trick in the book but it’s not working. Well, this was too […]

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88 Really Awesome DIY Costume Ideas

DIY Halloween Costumes make me nostalgic?  I remember the days when my mother was trying to help us quickly come up with a DIY costume that didn’t involve too much work.  It was the day we saw our neighbors that didn’t have kids. Have you watched the movie from Meg Ryan, You’ve Got Mail?  It’s […]

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Top 15 Family Halloween Costume Ideas

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect! My Top 15 Family Halloween Costume Ideas Because everyone knows the family that dresses up for Halloween together, stays together.  I’m only kidding about that but it sure is a fun way to enjoy a silly night out as a family.  […]

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A Fun Way to Teach Table Manners to Kids & Free Printable

A Fun Way to Teach Table Manners to Kids & Free Printable “Stop chewing with your mouth open. Can you please stop smacking? You need to stay seated. Can you stop complaining about what’s being served. Your food goes to your mouth, not your face to your plate…”  Sound familiar? Dinner is supposed to be […]

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10 Family Friendly Fall Campfire Desserts

According to my blog readers I’m a camping expert,lol. Seriously, out of all the things I write about this camping post–Camping with Kids has been the most popular and Camping with Kids Activities & Crafts coming in second. We actually do enjoy camping and try to do it as much as possible since it’s a great reason […]

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Exploring Nature with Kids Activities

Pumpkin patches, Red and orange hues, crisp cool mornings, apple cobbler, leaves frolicking and dancing about, focused gratitude… these are a few of my favorite fall things. The weather is perfect for exploring nature with kids! I’m writing under the spell of the Pumpkin Apple Cranberry bread aroma coming from my kitchen and taking over my whole […]

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