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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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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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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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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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Summer Fun: Ice Cream in a Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladToGo #CollectiveBias For me, it’s not summer until you’ve had some homemade ice cream. So this year, I’ve decided that our new summer fun tradition is making homemade ice cream in a bag. Yes, you read it right. […]

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Father’s Day Gift: Popcorn Kit & Recipes

Here I am again putting together some last minute Father’s Day gifts for my husband. My son is currently outside cutting some wood with his saw to make something for his dad. Not sure what it is but I’m sure it will be special!   We worked all afternoon on our Handprint Tie. I can’t […]

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Books To Help You Talk to Young Kids About Sex

The sex conversations are too important to pass off to someone else! I share HERE on how to have a conversations with your preschooler about their sexuality. Let’s take the opportunity to establish ourselves as the primary source of information about sex.  Let’s take the challenge and open up healthy and age appropriate conversations with […]

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How to Talk to Your Preschooler About Sex

When your 4 year old comes to you with his big brown eyes and says with much excitement, “How did I get here?” Don’t panic! Most likely he’s not asking you to give him the full fledge talk about sexual intimacy and reproduction. But our kids start  asking because they are curious. At this age, […]

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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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