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Posts by Vanessa Bell

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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