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Let Them Be Little, Let Me Be Mom: A Lesson on Forging Trails

This post is sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning. I received financial compensation from NCFL for my participation as a Family Trails blogger.…

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How Do You Envision Motherhood? Our Multiracial Mother’s Day

How do your multiracial children celebrate Mother's Day? Although I've had several, this was the first Mother's Day celebration with my mom and mother-in-law. We lived…

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Can Elsa Be Black? The Question My Multiracial Daughter Needs Answered

To put this in perspective, my 5 year old, multiracial child is a very literal kid. Way more than just her Cuban and African American…

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Latest in Mixed Hair Care

Taking Care of Biracial Hair During Winter: 6 Tips for Healthy Curls

Taking care of biracial hair during the cold, winter months is an important task. Though it looks strong, curly hair is most susceptible to breakage,…

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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…

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Curly Biracial Hair Care: Sock Bun Tutorial

Back to School Mixed Hairstyles This girl does not like her hair up... ever! But with back to school upon us, making sure her curly…

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Latest in Cuban Food Culture

The Cuban Burger: A Twist On The Traditional Recipe

Cuban Recipes and Traditions I can remember, as a very young girl, standing in my grandfather's corner grocery store while his giant press smashed the…

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Cuban Style Codfish Fritters – Frituras de Bacaloa

Since moving back to California, I've learned more about the Cuban recipes I grew up on. Perhaps most interesting is the impact my grandfather had…

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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…

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The Time I Was On TV: Watch Food Fighters This Week!

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Walmart. As a Walmart Mom, I get emails from them all the time – no big deal – but this one was different. They wanted me to be ON TELEVISION as part of the judging panel for NBC’s food challenge show, Food Fighters. The first episode will air Thursday, July 2nd on NBC and mine will be on next week. You

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From LA to Monterey: Road Trip the California Coast with Kids

We had a blast on our road trip up the California Coast from LA to Monterey with our kids in tow. Our vacation was filled with family bonding and lots of adventure – exactly what we needed! We took a slow travel approach and went from LA to Monterey along Highway 1. Before our trip, I packed up the car with essentials that I bough during my regular shopping trip

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A Beach Day at Morro Rock Beach: California Road Trip

During our California road trip from Los Angeles to Monterey, we celebrated Father’s Day at Morro Rock Beach. I took stalk of the irony that day. My husband is our rock, the anchor of our family, and honoring him with a day at this beach felt right for so many reasons. We loved Morro Bay and this beach was one of the most unique that we’ve visited. Like my husband,

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Homemade Mustard Pretzel: 4th of July Recipes To Cook With Kids

4th of July recipes for kids to cook! Food culture is an important way of learning about a country and with 4th of July party season right around the corner, we’ve been talking a lot about how the United States was founded. We’re chatting about independence and immigration and it’s been fun teaching Alina about the legacy of our beloved country. As a Walmart Mom, I was asked to share a

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Father’s Day Style: A Tropical Island Look On A Budget

This Father’s Day, style dad in an outfit that makes him feel like he’s sitting on a white, sandy beach sipping a cool drink. If you’ve ever seen those linen shirts that evoke a tropical island style, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. The shirts remind me of the traditional, Cuban guayabera that I adore, except with a much steeper prince tag! Although we won’t be lounging on a

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Cooking With Kids: Labels, Laughs and Lots of Love in the Kitchen

As Latina mom, cooking is a huge part of our family legacy. I’m excited to collaborate in this compensated campaign with Soy Connection by United Soybean Board and Latina Bloggers Connect. In fact, these silly babies are happy to be learn just about anything I want to talk about. Lately, it’s been about labels and the ingredients we use often in the kitchen. When we moved back to California, after

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MixedRemix Festival at Downtown LA’s Japanese American National Museum

Celebrating Loving Day in Los Angeles It’s been a privilege to watch and support the Loving Day movement since it’s early days (check out this post to learn more about the Loving Day organization). We were living in Vegas back then and I yearned to connect with multiracial families like ours. Every year we celebrated Loving Day as an interracial couple. One year with Jazz by the Lake in Las

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My Picky Eater And The Veggie Smoothie He Loves

It’s been six month since we sold our home and moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and things are finally starting to settle down. The kids are enrolled in school for next year, Alina is even enrolled in a Spanish summer camp, but there are parts of our life that are still not settled into a healthy routine. To be specific, our diets are so chaotic! I know the blame

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