Day of the Dead DIY Floral Crown for Little Girls

Day of the Dead DIY Floral Crown for Little Girls

There is so much beauty in traditional Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. Often misunderstood, perhaps feared as well, the traditions and symbolism behind Dia de los Muertos is becoming more mainstream with each year that passes. And for bicultural Latinas, that's great news! I've written on why celebrating Day of the Dead with kids is such a great idea. We continue to expose the kids to celebrations of life that the Dia de los Muertos embraces because, quite frankly, waiting to learn about death from attending funerals seems like a very sad alternative. Mexican Day of the Dead Floral … [Read more...]

 

Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Easy And Fun!

Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Easy And Fun!

Planning Halloween party food ideas can be daunting. I totally get it! When hosting a kids' party, I do my best to keep things easy... and fun! The trick is to skip the steps you can and add personal touches where it counts. Walmart asked me to share some of my favorite party food ideas for Halloween and so, the day before a scheduled playdate, I made a quick shopping trip to pick up all the items I needed for a fun afternoon with friends. I knew that time would be short, but I wanted to give our guests a yummy lunch that would be boo-tastic! From frozen pizza, boxed cupcake mix and … [Read more...]

 

Become an Ultimate Crock-Star To Win $5,000!

Become an Ultimate Crock-Star To Win $5,000!

Walmart asked me to share my ultimate slow cooker recipe - you know, the one that makes you feel like a rock star because you got dinner on the table while doing a gazillion other moms things? I love making this Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole recipe because it has 4 ingredients, my kids love it and it's so easy to make. Here's what you need... 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole Recipe 1. Shredded Chicken (usually leftover from the night before) 2. Red Enchilada Sauce (We love La Victoria's Red Enchilada Sauce) 3. Corn Tortillas 4. Shredded Cheddar Cheese Mix chicken … [Read more...]

 

Superhero Costumes for Dress Up… And Halloween

Superhero Costumes for Dress Up… And Halloween

Superhero Costumes at Walmart It comes as no surprise that my little superhero is going to be Spider-Man for Halloween, right? But what did shock me was his inability to make a decision on which costume he wanted while doing our grocery shopping last week. As my one stop shop, Walmart turned an average morning into a fun adventure with my little man. Together, we looked through racks of costumes, pulling his favorites out and finding accessories.... and  then when it was time to decide on one, we couldn't. We bought them all! Ha! Boys like playing dress up too, right? As a Walmart mom, … [Read more...]

 

Go Vegas Rebels! DIY Cheerleader Pom Poms Tutorial

Go Vegas Rebels! DIY Cheerleader Pom Poms Tutorial

Gametime in Las Vegas! We've been here 10 years and we're still upset that there are no professional sports to cheer on. In Southern California, we had various baseball teams to support (and even a football team when we were younger), as well as hockey and soccer and basketball and... you get the idea. We've always been supporters of our local minor league baseball teams, the Vegas 51s, but strolling I decided it was time to support our collegiate team (UNLV's Vegas Rebels!) with DIY Cheerleader Pom Poms. Even as a Walmart mom, I was shocked to see the availability of UNLV gametime gear at … [Read more...]

 

8 Affirmations To Tell Little Girls During The Busy School Year

8 Affirmations To Tell Little Girls During The Busy School Year

Positive Parenting: 8 Simple Affirmations During the school year, my little girl skips into her pre-kindergarten classroom and a little farther away from me. I know she's growing up, and I embrace her developing independence, but I pray that the world continues to love her the way I have. Most of all, I yearn for her to love herself. That's why, when her teacher explained the students could receive mail sent to the pre-k classroom, I set out to find the perfect expression of positive parenting values and daily affirmations for little girls. Luckily for me, as the newest Hallmark Ambassador … [Read more...]

 

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