Creating a Lunchbox Legacy: Simple Ideas to Show You Care

Creating a Lunchbox Legacy: Simple Ideas to Show You Care

5 Simple Lunch or Snack Ideas to Show You Care While my little girl doesn't eat lunch at school yet, I'm a firm believer in food traditions to help build your family legacy. The things we eat and the way we gather to create memories around food says so much about a family's values. When it comes time for our kids to be in school during lunch, I hope they feel the love packed into their lunchbox each day. From, their mama. While at Walmart eariler this year, we were given a few tips on creating cute lunch boxes and it got me thinking about what really matters to me as my little girl sets … [Read more...]

 

So You Want To Get A GloFish? Here Is Our Aquarium Review

So You Want To Get A GloFish? Here Is Our Aquarium Review

Our little girl has been begging for a fish tank for almost a year and I completely blame my mother! In California, at Abuela's house, the kids have a lovely fish tank in their room. They love their fish and it instantly makes them feel at home, having responsibilities and something to look after. So when Walmart asked us to review the GloFish 3 Gallon Aquarium Tank, I almost said no (who needs another mouth to feed!) but ultimately agreed knowing how happy it would make my almost 5 year old daughter. Here's my complete review from the perspective of a first time aquarium … [Read more...]

 

Taking Meaningful Meals to Family Forward in Universal Orlando

Taking Meaningful Meals to Family Forward in Universal Orlando

Never did I dream, when I first started blogging, that this journey would provide for me and my family in the ways that it has. DSM has been a source of storytelling and growth that I had never really experienced before. Blogging is where I can talk about multiracial parenting; where I can showcase the beauty of my husband's fatherhood; where I can document Cuban recipes or how we resolve issues that arise from raising biracial kids. It's a community in which I make friendships, earn a self esteem that I want my daughter to inherent, and I am so very grateful. One of the most rewarding … [Read more...]

 

My Spiderman Princess Enters the #BeAHeroContest

My Spiderman Princess Enters the #BeAHeroContest

My little girl has benefited tremendously from having a little brother. Her cautious nature - and girly nurture - has been bombarded with all things boy. And she loves it! The latest to enter her world of girl is all things Spiderman. Her baby brother cannot get enough! So when Walmart asked us to help them celebrate the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at Walmart, we agreed! Buy The Amazing Spiderman Now! Our kids are both still too young to be watching this action packed movie, but Daddy D and I aren't! You can now buy the blu-ray combo pack for $19.96, which includes Blu-ray, … [Read more...]

 

Mac-n-Cheese Deep Fried Bites! A New Take On Soul Food

Mac-n-Cheese Deep Fried Bites! A New Take On Soul Food

Am I the only American kid that didn't grow up eating mac-n-cheese? Actually, as a kid, I hated the stuff and politely refused invitations to eat where mac-n-cheese was being served. To be fair, I didn't like baked potatoes, vegetables or anything that wasn't eaten off a bone and sitting on a giant bed of white rice. It's a Cuban thing, I guess. Anyway, Daddy D loves mac-n-cheese, so do my kids, and all kinds of Soul Food. So when Walmart asked me to share a recipe for Labor Day, Daddy D and I developed this Mac-n-Cheese Deep Fried Bites as kind of a new take on the old soul food … [Read more...]

 

Shopping for Back to School Uniform at Walmart

Shopping for Back to School Uniform at Walmart

Going to back to school means getting back in uniform for so many kids, including mine! Alina starts pre-k next week and wearing a special school shirt is one of the things she's most excited about. Though we're told what they need to wear for tops, we're open to buying any kind of bottoms... as long as they're khaki or navy blue. When I wore a uniform, we had to wear a specific plaid skirt or specific navy shorts. The shirts were also these bottom down, thin shirts (or ones with a crazy sailor collar). By the time I graduated from 8th grade, I hated uniforms! But now, as a mom, this whole … [Read more...]

 

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