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Posts by Vanessa Bell

Self Care for Mom: Natural Herbs and Supplements

While mama is taking care of the kids, the house, the husband… who’s taking care of mama? That’s a question I’m eagerly awaiting an answer to because, as I age, things aren’t feeling the same as they used to be. I’m learning that self care for mom is a must! However, my self care can not take too much time away from the family and work. The pursuit of balance

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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, which prevents growth and length. In the winter, you might be running a forced-air heater, which sucks up the moisture in the air, and/or regularly wearing scarves, big jackets and beanies/hats. Kids are playing indoors more, meaning lots of rolling around on the floor or

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10 Reasons Your Multiracial Children Need To See “Annie”

On Christmas, we took the kids to the movies. It’s a holiday tradition set from my years in Vegas and, since we celebrate Cuban Noche Buena anyway, it ends up being a great way to spend Christmas morning. This year, we saw ANNIE. As a Latina mom raising multiracial children, I loved the film. LOVED! Before I give you 10 reasons why our mixed babies need to see this film,

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Easy Breakfast Ideas: Banana Yogurt Topped Rice Cakes

Getting the New Year off on the right start can seem like a daunting task, but sometimes the simplest, easy breakfast ideas are the ones that make the biggest difference to your day. I say it all the time, making sure my kids eat a solid breakfast is important to our family food culture and this quick and filling idea is perfect for busy family. All you need is 3

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Three Kings Day Crown Craft for Kids: Bicultural Holiday Traditions

The Three Kings are almost here and the kids are so excited! Are you ready? During our regular shopping trip to Walmart this week, I picked up one of their gorgeous Rosca de Reyes in the bakery (a traditional ring bread eaten in Mexican culture to celebrate Three Kings Day). We didn’t enjoy this sweet treat growing up, but introduced the kids to the Mexican tradition last year. Remember when

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Mama’s Go To Remedies for Calming Baby’s Upset Bellies

It seems like forever ago that my babies were itty bitty babies! I always want to remember their tiny hands and feet, sweet coo’s and loving embrace. But what I’ll likely also remember is their colicky phase and upset bellies. My husband has an extremely sensitive stomach, and it seem like both of my babies inherited one too! For this post, I’m happy to partner with Little Remedies to share

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