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15 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Christmas

I recently had a conversation with someone on the street that got me thinking. The stranger was complaining about Christmas traffic and what not. At some point, the conversation shifted to the spirit of giving and instilling that in our children.  The lady then says, “At least there’s one thing good thing that comes about from Christmas.” Honestly, […]

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Simple Christmas Home Tour

Simple Christmas Home Tour So I’ve hesitated to write a post like this because all of the home tours I’ve seen on blogland that are amazing. But I thought others might feel the same way, who are also looking for ways to decorate their house–simply.  So here’s our simple Christmas décor! A lot of our […]

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How to Give Gifts to the Poor

This is the time of year that our hearts tug at us and remind us that there is great joy in giving.  Our family has the opportunity to be connected to so many ministries that help those in need. So, we’ve heard lots of stories and we even have some of our own, of what […]

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Nativity Craft from Toilet Paper Tubes

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. By now you’ve probably realize that I love TP tube crafts.  We use them A LOT, the last thing I made was a barn yard & farm animals that was used so much that it literally fell apart. This is our second […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Advent Calendar Free Printable

12 Days of Christmas: Advent Calendar Free Printable is my  newest creation!  There’s a bible reading plan, an activity, songs, recipes and acts of kindness tied into our day as we celebrate the birth of our Savior! I actually made this advent calendar about 4 years ago for my kiddos but I’m finally getting around to making […]

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Christmas Countdown: 25 Days of Books

Traditions are so much fun especially around this time of the year.  One of our family favorites that’s really simple to put together has been our Christmas Book Countdown.  We’ve done this tradition since my first born was two years old with the exception for one year when we had just moved to another country. We’ve […]

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How to Be a Great Babysitter Tips & Printable

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. I have lots of babysitter stories of things gone wrong–that one time the sitter calls me 15 minutes after I expected her here. She did call–to tell me that she couldn’t come because she had something else planned. Seriously. Thankfully, […]

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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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