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Making My Tweens Birthday Special

I was caught off guard when my tween son told me he didn’t want a party this year. To be honest it was a bit painful. In the past, he plans his party, months and months in advance. I’ve thrown him a birthday party from his 1st year of life, so I didn’t know what […]

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Panzanella Tuscan Salad

This is a compensated collaboration with Farmland® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Who says you can’t create your own sunshine.  The skies are gray here but I can definitely bring in some cheer into our life by brightening up our dining room with a fun color tablecloth and a […]

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Preschool Activity: Sticky Rainbow Collage

It’s been raining on and off in our neck of the woods. So today we made a rainbow collage, fluffy white clouds and lots of raindrops.   My son loved that it was more of a scene than just an activity.  He sat under it and I couldn’t help  myself and get an umbrella in the picture. […]

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Spy Party Ideas

What kind of Valentine’s Day Party can I throw for boys?  Are they too grown up for hearts and kisses? These are the kind of deep and mind boggling questions I mulled over this past week, ha. I Spy Party was the winner idea! A few years back, I threw my boys and their friends […]

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LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor

The other day I asked my son who was going to be his valentine and he responds with, “You.”  Melt my heart, I have no idea how long this thinking will last but I am sure enjoying it to the fullest while I can. LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor These are yummy and easy to […]

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Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Cups {Healthy Dessert}

Consider yourself warned–you can’t just take a couple of bites of this Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Cups!  I’ve been searching for healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings without throwing out all of my hard work with one bite.  Some of my experiments haven’t been so tasty but this was is delish! This is so […]

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Valentine’s Day Activity for Kids

You’re going to love this Valentine’s Day activity!  My toddler was so entertained by every step that he ended up doing it on his own for 30 minutes.  I was able to get a workout in while he sat next to me at the table.  Nothing like a productive morning! So there are three steps […]

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Lightsaber Popsicle Cozy

So I’ve shared with you the best ever gift to give to kids when attending a birthday party but I’d say this Lightsaber Popsicle Cozy is up there on my list because it’s so darn cute. My son was recently invited to one of his best buds birthday party but it wasn’t just any ol’ […]

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Amazing Creamy Chocolate Fudgesicles {Skinny}

I’m on my third day of 30 days of Eating Better and I was ready for a sweet treat but I also didn’t want to bomb all of my efforts by indulging in something that I would regret later.  So I came up with this recipe and I would’ve eaten all 6 popsicles by myself. […]

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Preschool Learning: Number Recognition Car Activity

From the dining room I could hear the sounds of a happy little boys–zoom, crash, beep, beep.  I looked over and he was playing with the wooden car track his dad had made him and his cars.  As a parent one of the delights I’ve had over the past 10 years is listening in on […]

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Non-Candy Valentines: I Mustache You…

I’ve been on the search for something clever for Valentine’s day to share with you.  When I finally came up with something–I realized it had already been done on blog land.  Great minds think alike! Either way I’m sharing it because it’s super cute, easy and it’s non-candy. In the past, between all of my kids […]

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New Year’s Eve Activities with Kids

Are you celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids? Once upon a time when I didn’t have three children (long, long ago), I had a deep desire to end our year in style and with lots of fun. We’ve had parties.  We’ve gone swing dancing. We’ve had friends and family sleepover parties.  We’ve enjoyed game night […]

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Gingerbread Cups with White Chocolate & Cranberry Filling

Every bite of these Gingerbread Cups with White Chocolate & Cranberry Filling is absolutely amazing!   They are mini cups so you may find yourself wanting to eat more than one or two, possibly three of this rich and creamy filling. I took these to a Christmas party and they were a big hit.  Though when I made them […]

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Christmas Fun Food: Reindeer Rice Krispies

These were actually supposed to be wreaths, lol. One of our Christmas ADVENTure activities was to make a wreath so that was the plan. Sometimes we make a wreath craft but this time I wanted to make something edible since my dining room was already a craft mess. So you’re probably wondering how does one end up with […]

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Fun Christmas Food: Santa Pancakes

This past weekend we enjoyed some Christmas pancakes! My oldest had his first sleepover and even though they were all tweens, they all got into our Christmas activities, especially our Santa’s Elves Scavenger Hunt.  Hopefully, I’ll have time to share that with you. Our schedule is super crazy for the next two week but I’m […]

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Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The scent of cinnamon is one of the aromas that whisks me away to my childhood.  I can see my mom stirring the Ponche (a festive punch around Navidad) and flipping the Buñuelos (crispy cinnamon sugar fried dough) in […]

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Edible Christmas Tree {Healthy Fun Food}

The last time I made a fun snack with our preschool group they all LOVED it so I thought I would start us off with some fun food Christmas snack this time around. This week for our preschool theme I chose–Christmas Trees.  So when I hosted our co-op preschool group we enjoyed lots of Christmas […]

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Manger Craft for Kids Inspired by Mortimer’s Christmas Manger

Manger Craft for Kids Inspired by Mortimer’s Christmas Manger This book by Jane Chapman is such a sweet and funny story of a mouse looking for a home.  I seriously, got teary eyed reading it through this sweet book. So we made a manger ornament craft to go with our book! Before kicking off our […]

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