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3 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Quito Ecuador

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

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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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9 Must Do’s to Instill Creativity In Your Child

9 Must Do’s to Instill Creativity In Your Child My toddler was in the living room quietly playing while I was in the kitchen hesitantly creating in my own way–dinner. After I put them to bed, I went down to the living room and noticed he had not cleaned up his toys. Usually this annoys me […]

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My Best Traveling With Kids Tips {From an Expat Mom}

We live the expat or a more trendy term that I like to use, we are “global nomads”. Our heart is divided into hundreds of pieces throughout the world.  We travel to and fro from our two homes (home is where the heart is, right) in the U.S. and in South America.  The fact that my kids […]

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Camping Hacks: Campfire Fire Bombs & Upside Down Campfire

We live high up in the mountains so when we go camping we have to take all of our fire starting kindling “ammo” to get our fire going.  I discovered this amazing time saving camping hack for starting your campfire, fire bombs. Note, as I mentioned before we use more than one type of fire […]

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Calm Down Kit for Kids & Activities with Duracell

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepWithPower  #CollectiveBias with Duracell You’re probably reading this because you have or know a child that needs help and encouragement to calm down or de-stress from a emotionally charged situation.  It’s good to keep in mind that these type of […]

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Homeschooling Changed My Relationship with My Son

Your personalities clash. You’re going to regret it. You’ll drive each other nuts. Those were the thoughts that were holding me back from moving forward with homeschooling.  I knew it was the best thing for my son, but I was afraid.  This haunting thought–our relationship will be ruined– kept me from moving forward. Our personalities are very […]

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Family Friendly Biking Adventures

If you haven’t gone biking as a family, I highly recommend it.  After our second child was born we decided to become a biking family! For Mother’s day my husband bought me a bike and we invested in a bike trailer since our little ones were still too young to keep up with us.  Since […]

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