Good Bye, Nevada.

Good Bye, Nevada.

Today is Nevada Day, did you know? Today, this state in which we've lived for almost ten years turns 150 years old. As a state holiday, the kids have the day off from school. My bank is closed. All so the citizens of Nevada acknowledge it's legacy and history. In July of 2005, I drove my car into the valley and the thermometer read 115 degrees. I didn't have much, but that didn't matter. I had just bought a house and was hopeful that the relationship I was bringing along with me from California would turn into the happily ever after I yearned for. Back then, to me, Vegas symbolized … [Read more...]

 

Staying Hydrated & Spill Proof With USA Kids Sippy Cups

Staying Hydrated & Spill Proof With USA Kids Sippy Cups

Sometimes I forget how young my little dude is... he talks, runs and does everything his big sister does. He's a two year old aching to be a big boy, except for the last of his baby addictions... sippy cups! My son was a breastfed baby who went directly to the sippy cup when we weaned over a year ago and he hasn't given up the cup yet. He takes them everywhere! And because he drinks his leche (milk) out of a sippy cup, we keep those and his water cups separate. It would be great to have one spill-proof, easy-to-clean cup. Needless to say, we have a ton of sippy cups! So when Walmart … [Read more...]

 

3 Things I Learned About Parenting From Decorating Pumpkins

3 Things I Learned About Parenting From Decorating Pumpkins

This year's holidays are promised to look and feel much different than previous years for our little family legacy. It's hard to let go of the old ways, but also exciting! Big things are happening and that means new traditions, new adventures and new memories made with our sweet twosome. Have you met our Superhero and Puppy? These two live in their costumes lately! Perhaps that's a new tradition, too, seeing that October has become the unofficial dress up month in this house. The Easy Pumpkin Decorating Kit That Saved Me! Since things are so frantic around here, we decided to keep … [Read more...]

 

5 Latina Mom Tips for Stuffy Noses and Grumpy Babies

5 Latina Mom Tips for Stuffy Noses and Grumpy Babies

My poor babies were not feeling great recently. They didn't have fevers (thank goodness!), but allergies and stuffy noses definitely got the best of them. Even my little boy, who is usually laid back, was super grumpy! To combat their stuffy noses, I rely on a few remedies passed down through the generations of Latina moms. Here are a few tips from our family legacy... passed down from my great-great grandmother all the way to me... to help our little ones feel their best. 1. La amor de mama: There is something magical that Latina moms do when they're little ones are sick. For me, the … [Read more...]

 

Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

There’s nothing like Cuban Chicken Soup (or Cuban Sopa de Pollo con Fideo) to heal your insides and, when I’m not feeling great, that’s exactly what I make. The winds in Vegas have picked up and everyone in my house is suffering – from allergies to symptoms of the common cold, we’re all sick! As a Share The Table Ambassador for Barilla, I love sharing stories of the ways we create mealtime traditions around the table. From raising multiracial children to maintaining traditions when we travel, the values we set around the table are ones I hope my kids lean on as they mature. (If you haven’t … [Read more...]

 

Mouse Ears Tutorial for Curly Biracial Hair

Mouse Ears Tutorial for Curly Biracial Hair

In most ways, even as a multiracial family raising biracial kids with mixed hair, we're exactly the same as other American families. I promise! Even when it comes to obsessing over the latest princess hairstyles, my girl and I have fun watching YouTube videos of the awesome look-alike styles. But admiring the hairstyles and actually doing the hairstyles is where our differences become obvious. My daughter has beautiful, curly hair that I refuse to destroy with heat or other straightening techniques. As a JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® Blogger Ambassador, I appreciate their stance on healthy … [Read more...]

 

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