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Gratitude Family Game & Activity

This game is like Headbanz but with a Thanksgiving twist to it. We are kicking off our focus on all things gratitude today.  We started off the morning by baking muffins for the Sunday school teachers at church and tonight we’ll play this game where we can practice gratitude and also have fun together. I thought […]

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Teaching Kids About Money Management & Work Ethic

This post is brought to you by a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Wells Fargo. All thoughts and content are my own. I’m pretty sure I was born with the tendency to be frugal.  Ever since I can remember holding my first nickel in the palms of my little hands, I […]

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Holiday Giveaway

I’m teaming up with some fabulous bloggers from our weekly Mom’s Library link up party to bring you this awesome Holiday Giveaway just in time for Christmas. We really appreciate you stopping in each week to check out all the amazing resources from moms like you. 5 weeks of giveaways are coming at you worth […]

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12 Ways to Help a New Mom

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. With each child my wishes and desires for my time after I got home with the baby–changed. I remember with our first child, I was a naïve mom in so many ways.  I remember agreeing for my husband to put together […]

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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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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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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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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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Add Sparkle to Your Family Day Activity: Making Ravioli with Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AddSparkle #CollectiveBias Sometimes it’s good to get out of our everyday routine and add SPARKLE to our week. Our little familia does this on Family Day.  Family day is what adds pizzazz, connection, fun and laughter to our weekly mundane routine–allowing us […]

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