Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

Cuban Chicken Soup con Barilla Fideo Cut Spaghetti

There’s nothing like Cuban Chicken Soup (or Cuban Sopa de Pollo con Fideo) to heal your insides and, when I’m not feeling great, that’s exactly what I make. The winds in Vegas have picked up and everyone in my house is suffering – from allergies to symptoms of the common cold, we’re all sick! As a Share The Table Ambassador for Barilla, I love sharing stories of the ways we create mealtime traditions around the table. From raising multiracial children to maintaining traditions when we travel, the values we set around the table are ones I hope my kids lean on as they mature. (If you haven’t … [Read more...]

 

Mouse Ears Tutorial for Curly Biracial Hair

Mouse Ears Tutorial for Curly Biracial Hair

In most ways, even as a multiracial family raising biracial kids with mixed hair, we're exactly the same as other American families. I promise! Even when it comes to obsessing over the latest princess hairstyles, my girl and I have fun watching YouTube videos of the awesome look-alike styles. But admiring the hairstyles and actually doing the hairstyles is where our differences become obvious. My daughter has beautiful, curly hair that I refuse to destroy with heat or other straightening techniques. As a JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® Blogger Ambassador, I appreciate their stance on healthy … [Read more...]

 

Day of the Dead DIY Floral Crown for Little Girls

Day of the Dead DIY Floral Crown for Little Girls

There is so much beauty in traditional Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. Often misunderstood, perhaps feared as well, the traditions and symbolism behind Dia de los Muertos is becoming more mainstream with each year that passes. And for bicultural Latinas, that's great news! I've written on why celebrating Day of the Dead with kids is such a great idea. We continue to expose the kids to celebrations of life that the Dia de los Muertos embraces because, quite frankly, waiting to learn about death from attending funerals seems like a very sad alternative. Mexican Day of the Dead Floral … [Read more...]

 

Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Easy And Fun!

Halloween Party Food Ideas That Are Easy And Fun!

Planning Halloween party food ideas can be daunting. I totally get it! When hosting a kids' party, I do my best to keep things easy... and fun! The trick is to skip the steps you can and add personal touches where it counts. Walmart asked me to share some of my favorite party food ideas for Halloween and so, the day before a scheduled playdate, I made a quick shopping trip to pick up all the items I needed for a fun afternoon with friends. I knew that time would be short, but I wanted to give our guests a yummy lunch that would be boo-tastic! From frozen pizza, boxed cupcake mix and … [Read more...]

 

Become an Ultimate Crock-Star To Win $5,000!

Become an Ultimate Crock-Star To Win $5,000!

Walmart asked me to share my ultimate slow cooker recipe - you know, the one that makes you feel like a rock star because you got dinner on the table while doing a gazillion other moms things? I love making this Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole recipe because it has 4 ingredients, my kids love it and it's so easy to make. Here's what you need... 4 Ingredient Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole Recipe 1. Shredded Chicken (usually leftover from the night before) 2. Red Enchilada Sauce (We love La Victoria's Red Enchilada Sauce) 3. Corn Tortillas 4. Shredded Cheddar Cheese Mix chicken … [Read more...]

 

Superhero Costumes for Dress Up… And Halloween

Superhero Costumes for Dress Up… And Halloween

Superhero Costumes at Walmart It comes as no surprise that my little superhero is going to be Spider-Man for Halloween, right? But what did shock me was his inability to make a decision on which costume he wanted while doing our grocery shopping last week. As my one stop shop, Walmart turned an average morning into a fun adventure with my little man. Together, we looked through racks of costumes, pulling his favorites out and finding accessories.... and  then when it was time to decide on one, we couldn't. We bought them all! Ha! Boys like playing dress up too, right? As a Walmart mom, … [Read more...]

 

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