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...]

 

Yogurt Sprinkle Banana Pops: Quick Breakfast Solution

Yogurt Sprinkle Banana Pops: Quick Breakfast Solution

Yogurt Covered Banana Pops Recipe Having a child attending AM preschool every single day in the week means our mornings are often frantic. It's taken us a few solid weeks to get our new routine down and, for the first time in my parenthood, I'm finding myself rush my girl through her breakfast. Earlier this summer, while visiting with the Walmart team in Betonville, we were served a hearty breakfast from the nice people at Dannon and Kelloggs. Using yogurt, they showed us several ways to offer wholesome snacks and quick breakfast solutions. The set up a station of yogurt as a dip alongside … [Read more...]

 

Our Home: Adding Pops of Color to Our Master Bedroom

Our Home: Adding Pops of Color to Our Master Bedroom

Our master bedroom is pretty dull - it has nice furniture, some contrasting white elements, but that's about it. I just cannot decide on the color palette for this space! Since Daddy D is all about pops of color, while I'm leaning towards a tranquil look of neutrals, I was excited when Walmart offered me the opportunity to check out the newest bedding line, 9 by Novogratz. Have you heard of the Novogratz family? They had a popular television show on HGTV about their (beautiful) lives amidst a flurry of color. I loved it! I was equally excited to meet Mrs. Novogatz in person this summer - … [Read more...]

 

How NOT To Raise Bilingual Kids: I Suck So Bad At This

How NOT To Raise Bilingual Kids: I Suck So Bad At This

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month? I wrote an article about raising bilingual kids for eHow this week - it's called ¿Cómo Se Dice? 5 Must-Have Resources for Raising Bilingual Kids. While the piece is filled with great resources that I believe parents need most when raising bilingual kids, I have to be honest: I suck at raising bilingual kids. How's that for a happy Hispanic Heritage Month? In real life, I often completely forget that I can communicate in Spanish. I allow the fear of making mistakes - the knowledge that I cannot perfectly express my sentiments in Spanish - keep me from … [Read more...]

 

Cuban Arroz con Leche: Hispanic Recipe Traditions

Cuban Arroz con Leche: Hispanic Recipe Traditions

Hispanic Heritage and Cuban Rice Pudding Second only to language, passing down your family legacy is most effectively done in the kitchen. You can remember your own family legacy by passing down recipes and offering your children the spices of your youth. And with Hispanic Heritage Month kicking off last week, the opportunity to explore Hispanic recipes like this Cuban Arroz con Leche (otherwise known as rice pudding) gives you a great way to teaching about other cultures too. Luckily for us, this recipe does both - we get honor our Latino roots and the beautiful legacy of my bisabuela … [Read more...]

 

Creating Meaningful Meals at Family Forward

Creating Meaningful Meals at Family Forward

We had the best time at Family Forward in Orlando, Florida as partners with Barilla and their Share The Table initiative. Part of Share The Table is to help families create meaningful meals together for the betterment of their children. Have you seen the statistics on what consistent, quality meals with your family does to kids? If not, do your little ones a favor and check it out. What the research says about dinner time is mind boggling! Family Forward is another family-focused initiative that I can’t rave enough about. It was a blast and unlike any other “blogging conference” I’ve … [Read more...]

 

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