Stay Connected While On The Go: Travel Must Have!

Stay Connected While On The Go: Travel Must Have!

I travel a lot for work these days - more than ever before - and I've learned that there's one thing I need more of.... battery life! When I travel, I share more. I use my cell phone almost exclusively to check emails, take photos, in addition to making phone calls. A portable battery for my cell phone has become a travel must have for me. I was so excited when Walmart asked me to try to the new Monster Powercard because it's groundbreaking innovation in the world of portable batteries. Now you can charge your cell phone anytime with portable power that is the size of a credit card. And … [Read more...]

Easter Traditions for Kids and Family Legacy To Be Proud Of

Easter Traditions for Kids and Family Legacy To Be Proud Of

Easter is this weekend and I am so excited for the memories and family legacy we've been creating through fun holiday traditions. Alina's preschool is a religiously based institution, so she is well aware of the sacrifice made during this time of year. But also, she is so young that she still doesn't understand (or expect) the traditions of candy and gifts surrounding this now very secular holiday. This is what we have been doing lately to celebrate Easter... We started our Easter celebration a few weeks ago with a cute bunny pancake breakfast. Inspired by a fellow Vegas blogger over at The … [Read more...]

Losing Lola: The Legacy Of Our Sweet Doggie

Losing Lola: The Legacy Of Our Sweet Doggie

This week I left the kids with a sitter, D met me at the vet, and we said good bye to the very first baby girl we had as a couple. Almost 11 years ago, I picked Lola as my own. But before I did, I consulted the guy I had just started dating. It had only been a few months, but I felt like he should know: I was buying a pooch that could live upwards of a couple decades... and secretly, I was hoping he would be around as long, too. Lola had a slow growing tumor that had spread before we sought help. In reality, our pups (we have two Shih Tzus) had suffered a fall from grace of sorts after … [Read more...]

I Dream of Summer Travel: My 2014 Wish List + $200 Giveaway

I Dream of Summer Travel: My 2014 Wish List + $200 Giveaway

Over the weekend, Daddy D and I took the kids to see Rio 2. I've heard that sequels never compare to an original, but I won't ever tire of visiting Rio de Janiero - even if it's via movie screen. I especially loved the opening scene: an aerial view of the crowded beach shoreline, sweeping down to engulf the party goers dressed in white, even closer to watch as they threw flowers into the ocean, petals all colors of the rainbow. And when the Brazilian beats drummed heavy and the fireworks exploded, I couldn't help but give Alina's hand a little squeeze and whisper in her ear, "one day I'll take … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Enjoy Juice Concentrate (other than as juice)

5 Ways to Enjoy Juice Concentrate (other than as juice)

I'm a huge fan of juice concentrate.It's fresh when you make it, easy, convenient and simple to make. And there are so many uses for juice concentrate. I don't just use it to make juice! So when Walmart asked me to check out Old Orchard - one of my all time favorite brands of juice concentrate - I knew that I'd have lots to say! When I buy juice concentrate, I look for the standard that Old Orchard has. Old Orchard 100% Juices and Juice Blend frozen concentrates contain no added sugar, no artificial flavors and no preservatives. Each 8-oz glass equals two servings of fruit and contains 120% … [Read more...]

L4LL’s 2nd Annual Dia de los Ninos, Dia del Libro Blog Hop

L4LL’s 2nd Annual Dia de los Ninos, Dia del Libro Blog Hop

Guest Post: Author Magdalena Zenaida I'm honored to again be apart of Latinas for Latino Literature's 2nd annual Dia de los Ninos, Dia del Libro blog hop. The Día blog hop has 24 authors/illustrators paired with 24 Latina bloggers to showcase the talent and beauty that exists in our literary community. This is my second year participating, and I'm excited to share the reflections on parenting and bicultural identity of Magdalena Zenaida. Alina and I reviewed her book of a Cuban icon, An Honest Boy, Un Hombre Sincero, and loved her take on bilingualism. Finding a bilingual children's book … [Read more...]

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