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Posts by Vanessa Bell

Here’s An Easy Way to Feel Great About Back to School Shopping!

This story was written in collaboration with JCPenney. Thanks for supporting the brands that support our voices! They are #SoWorthIt! Back to school season has become a time of year to reflect on the growth and maturity of our babies; how much they’ve learned, the subjects and topics that interest them and how we, as parents, can help  them feel confident and empowered. As my baby girl enters the first

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Crystal Cave at Sequoia National Park

We had such a great time exploring the outdoors this summer and one of those adventures took us to Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park. We took the drive to Sequoia National Park and the next morning, bright and early, we headed to our Family Tour of the cave. The hike down to the entrance of  the cave is the only precaution one should be aware of. It’s way more

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Dual Immersion Spanish Kindergarten: How Moms Can Support Bilingual Education

There’s a story behind the urgency to have my children receive a bilingual education, but it’s long, very emotional and, ultimately, not relevant to this post. I’ll share that story eventually, I promise. But for now, as I look over the photos of Alina’s Dual Immersion Spanish Kindergarten graduation only a few months ago, I realize that last year was perhaps the most amazing year of my motherhood to date.

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5 Cuban Recipes Using A Rotisserie Chicken

In an effort to streamline and minimize our lifestyles, I’m back on the menu planning wagon with gusto. When my babies were little and Daddy D worked super long hours, I was diligent (and it saved my sanity!) to know what was for dinner each night. I was also able to plan for the exposure of food culture for my kids and used these 5 Cuban recipes as a foundation

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Driving To Sequoia National Park And Conquering Travel Fears

I can’t tell you how many hair-brained ideas that my husband has followed me into. I won’t even call them big dreams, they’re more like lofty goals. In life-changing decisions like moving to Vegas and then moving back home to California, Daddy D is the ultimate road warrior. But if we’re talking about big dreams and conquering fears, driving winding, cliff-hugging roads high into the mountains is definitely one of

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It’s Go Time! Gearing Up For Back to School With An Empowered Attitude

This story is part of a sponsored collaboration ̊with the PreK12 Plaza. All opinions and cute kids are my own! Learn more using #PreK12Plaza. This is our first official Back to School season and I’m pumped to move into it with an empowered and positive attitude! My daughter is starting First grade and her baby brother is moving onto Pre-Kindergarten and, although we did our best to retain most of

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