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Since When Does a Child Deserve to be Mauled to Death

I usually don’t write about this kind of stuff on my blog, but I’m in complete shock to read all of the criticism and judgment the Cincinnati Zoo has received. I just can’t believe people are “boycotting” the zoo for choosing the life of a child in a situation like this. I can’t imagine how hard […]

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Our Flexible Summer Schedule

As I perused Pinterest and blogs trying to find ideas and activities for our summer I discovered lots of summer schedules. These schedules had exact times and activities for each day (all day) that some amazing blogger moms put together. Wow, I was impressed! How I wish I was that kind of organized mom, but […]

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25 Ways to Show You Love Him

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SienteGlade #CollectiveBias In our culture family is important. The “familia” is of utter importance. My parents made great sacrifices for us kids because of the strong family values and culture they grew up with–passion and boldness. Because our […]

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Beggars Shouldn’t Be Choosers: Stop Giving Crap to the Poor

This phrase, “Beggars shouldn’t be choosers.” is a common one that I’ve heard all my life. For that matter, I’ve not only believed it but I’ve also quoted it throughout my adult years.  I recently looked up the definition to see what kind of explanation I would get and this is what The American Heritage […]

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Simple Way to Talk to Your Preschooler About Porn

In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to talk to our preschooler about pornography or wonder if they’ve ever been exposed to it. Unfortunately, in this day in age where we have access to all sorts of images on the internet, standing in the grocery store line, out on billboards, in commercials…  We’ve been on […]

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Teacher Gift: You’re the Beary Best!

I don’t know about you but our school year is coming to an end! Hooray! Hurrah! Around this time of the year I’m usually ready to be done with school morning routines, home work assignments, special snacks, meetings… And well you get the gist we are all ready for the summer. Usually in the midst […]

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8 Ways to Connect at Your Family Meals

I think we would all agree that our lives are busy. Then you add in to the mix, children, who have soccer practice, music lessons and play dates and next thing you know you’re ready to pull out your hair trying to juggle everyone’s schedule.  So what happens when between after school and bedtime is […]

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It’s Still Me But Stronger, Braver, Wiser…

It’s Still Me But Stronger, Braver, Wiser… I’m sitting here pondering what our life used to look like before kids. You know that time that seems so long ago when it was just you and me. Thirteen years ago today, I stood under a beautiful flowered arch and committed to give my all to you. Remember […]

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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 parties throughout the world. This is one of the many songs that are traditionally sang when hitting the piñata: Dale, dale, dale, no perdas el […]

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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 I’ve discovered is when it comes to my sweet tooth I don’t always make the best choices. I know it’s a no brainer, but here’s […]

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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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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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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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