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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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Celebrating 4th of July as Americans Living Abroad

One thing I feel strongly about is celebrating our American holidays abroad. I do this mostly for my children, I want them to have memories and traditions that connect them to their culture. If you’ve followed my blog for some time you know that we have quite a few cultures that we take into account […]

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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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Summer Bash Soccer Party

Summer is here! What better reason to have a party! We are celebrating with a Summer Bash Soccer Party! I contemplated including my kid’s friends in our gathering, but our life is a bit chaotic right now. After much deliberation and going back and forth with myself, I was okay with a small celebration. Sometimes […]

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Teacher Gift: You’re the Beary Best!

I don’t know about you but our school year is coming to an end! Hooray! Hurrah! Around this time of the year I’m usually ready to be done with school morning routines, home work assignments, special snacks, meetings… And well you get the gist we are all ready for the summer. Usually in the midst […]

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8 Creative Ways to Make a Piñata

Fashioned from a long tradition the Piñata has evolved since they were first used by the Aztec Indians in their celebrations to their gods.  The festive piñata continues to enchant parties throughout the world. This is one of the many songs that are traditionally sang when hitting the piñata: Dale, dale, dale, no perdas el […]

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Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Weight Watchers and Latina Bloggers Connect.   I’m trying to make better choices with my eating habits. One of the things that I’ve discovered is when it comes to my sweet tooth I don’t always make the best choices. I know it’s a no brainer, but here’s […]

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Fun Game to Learn the Numbers: Numbers Car Wash

If you have taught little ones you know how important repetition is so we are constantly reviewing the basics in our Kinder school.  My son learned his numbers since he was 3 years old but it always amazes me how often he forgets them even now at 5 years. So we are constantly going over […]

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Chips Ahoy Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect and all opinions are mine! Turn Up the Yum! for Dia Del Niño! Did you know that many Latin American countries through out the world have a special holiday for children?  It’s called Dia Del Niño. Well, I’m going to help you celebrate […]

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Special Birthday Breakfast Ideas

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jimmy Dean through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jimmy Dean Delights, all opinions are my own.   It’s birthday week at our house and one of our traditions is making a special breakfast for the birthday boy or girl! Our […]

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A Star Wars Party for Tweens

His 12th birthday party and possibly his last.  Last year, if you recall he decided on not having a party so I tried to find ways to make my  tween’s birthday special. But this year to my surprise he asked for one. I could see the inner struggle happening within him–I’m too old for a party or […]

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12 + Christ-Centered Easter Activities

As a family we’ve always found ways to weave into our Easter celebrations silliness and fun things like the Easter bunny or Easter Egg hunts. But I definitely like to use those things not as an end in itself, but as a means to an end–Christ. One of the most cherished memories I have is for […]

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Project Broken Crayons Still Color

So what do DIY Crayons, Acts of Kindness and Valentine’s Day have to do with each other? Read below to find out what we are doing as a family this Valentine’s Day. It was one of those cleaning Saturdays in our home, and my husband was going through our bin of supplies.  In one of […]

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How to Make Beans in the Crockpot

I was in a pinch one day when I was trying to make some soup and all I had was dried white beans. Ugh, I hate when I don’t have all of my ingredients, for some reason this happens to me ALOT. I heard stories from friends who had to cook their dried beans all […]

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New Year’s Eve Treat

We all need a little bling as we ring in the new year right! This is the cutest and easiest New Year’s Eve treat ever!  I thought it was clever–Ring in the New Year! The glitter on the end of the paper is my newest find at the store and I’m in love. It’s just […]

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Christmas Wish List Printable

I’m not against gift giving but I’m definitely not into an overindulgent Christmas.  I really want our kids to have it clear that Christmas is not just about them, so as I shared here we do things in our community to give and serve. I also want them to realize that Christmas gifts are a […]

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Simple Christmas Entertaining Tips

The holidays are filled with lots of friends and family gatherings!  Our family loves to entertain so I’m always looking for ways to simplify our Christmas gatherings.  There are so many things you can do to add a personal touch without spending a lot of time on them. Here are some of my frazzle free […]

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Easy Christmas Appetizer: Lil Smokies Wreath

  Today my little guy was busy decorating his Christmas tree that’s been sitting under the stairs all month waiting for someone to give it life. Well, at some point I saw him “stealing” ornaments from my tree.  Which after he noticed I told him it was okay. But little did I know that I […]

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