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Posts by Vanessa Bell

Tips To Hosting Family Game Night That Adults And Kids Will Love

If Latinos know how to do anything, its multi-generational partying. Birthday parties, family game night, holiday parties or any kind of celebration generally is meant for family of all ages. While I think this is a great way to build family legacy and pass down cultural roots, one of these generations can often feel left out of the experience. Ultimately, I think there’s an art to hosting family game night

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The Little Boy With A Blackened Tooth

This story is sponsored by Philips Sonicare through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a story about Philips Sonicare for Kids, all opinions are my own. He rounded the corner, his legs barely keeping up as he ran out of sight. Moments earlier I had coaxed my son into taking an afternoon nap, promising snuggles in mama’s bed. Elated, he left my side to secure his spot before I

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Raisin & Apple Empanadas: Cooking with Kids on Thanksgiving

Some moms love to craft or make art, and that’s so great, but I love cooking with my kids. It’s my favorite way to pass down culture and make memories with my tiny legacies. Since this year they’re both in school, it’s been more difficult to get in the kitchen with them on a regular basis. There’s homework and piano lessons and…. you get the idea! But with school out

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Welcome Home Tio!: Holiday Travel Tips from Big Sister

This is the first year we won’t be traveling during the holidays and, I have to say, it feels great. Packing the kids and all our holiday cheer into the car for a five hour road trip during the busiest time of year was hardly my idea of fun. However, within the same year that we moved back to California, my brother moved away to Texas for a great job

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5 Ways to Invite Happiness Into Your Home This Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us, so comes a plethora of emotions. Maybe it doesn’t happen to you, but for me in years past, this time of year invites unwanted “guests” into my heart and home. Things like stress and anxiety show up on my doorstop, bringing along their baggage and settling for the next few weeks. Now that we’ve been in California for a year, I’m learning how to let

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She Was Made To Stand Out!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine. When I knew I’d be raising multiracial children, one of the things I worried about was that they’d constantly stand out. I was scared my babies would never fit in or have identity issues because their mom and dad chose to fall in love and have a family. It feels like forever ago,

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