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Bilingual Printable Lunchbox Notes For Dual Immersion Students

A big reason we moved back to California - in addition to being closer to family - was to give our kids a high quality…

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Latina Moms Have Postpartum Depression, Too

Over 30% of Latina moms suffer from Postpartum Depression. So why did I refuse help? I knew there was a problem when the crying wouldn’t stop. I…

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What I Want My Daughter to Know About My Skin

Disclosure: This video was sponsored by AVEENO® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about AVEENO®, all opinions…

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Latest in Mixed Hair Care

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,…

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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…

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Curly Biracial Hair Care: Sock Bun Tutorial

Back to School Mixed Hairstyles This girl does not like her hair up... ever! But with back to school upon us, making sure her curly…

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Latest in Cuban Food Culture

Cuban Smoothies Recipe: Batida de Mango y Papaya

The traditional Cuban smoothies are a combination of milkshake and fruit smoothie. Batida is the word for milkshake, although I would call this recipe more…

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The Cuban Burger: A Twist On The Traditional Recipe

Cuban Recipes and Traditions I can remember, as a very young girl, standing in my grandfather's corner grocery store while his giant press smashed the…

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Cuban Style Codfish Fritters – Frituras de Bacaloa

Since moving back to California, I've learned more about the Cuban recipes I grew up on. Perhaps most interesting is the impact my grandfather had…

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Cuban Smoothies Recipe: Batida de Mango y Papaya

The traditional Cuban smoothies are a combination of milkshake and fruit smoothie. Batida is the word for milkshake, although I would call this recipe more of a smoothie. Here in the States, we use a bit of milk or yogurt in smoothies all the time, whereas our milkshakes are usually doused with ice cream. Am I right? Anyway, my bicultural brain gets confused all the time and so we have

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How I Get My Toddler to Drink Green Smoothies

I’ve been making green smoothies for kids since both of mine were toddlers. They’ve been such a staple in our home that I’m pretty sure my kids think kale and spinach are mandatory ingredients. Because we love smoothies so much, I’m excited to partner with PediaSure and their newest SideKicks Fruit and Veggie Smoothie Mix. They’re sponsoring this post and helping our toddlers enjoy their green smoothies, packed with fruits and

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The Kindergarten Backpack: When Did We Get Here?!

Goodness, where does the time go? The reality that my baby is starting kindergarten hit while I was sitting in her parent orientation meeting a few weeks back. At that point, I could hardly hold back the tears. But when they made a point to say that kindergarten materials required “a regular sized backpack” (as in, not a toddler sized one), I really started to freak! We use backpacks from

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What I Want My Daughter to Know About My Skin

Disclosure: This video was sponsored by AVEENO® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about AVEENO®, all opinions are my own. As a mother to multiracial children, it’s impossible to avoid the topic of skin. With the various tones that make up our family and a commitment to allow such conversations to occur as needed, I expect skin color to be a dinner

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Firefly Lantern Craft: Summer Family Legacy Building

When I found out our second child would be a boy, I figured my days would soon be filled with dirt, things that fly or have wheels… and I was right: he has become obsessed with bugs! After learning about the traditions of catching fireflies, I decided to make this simple Fireflies Lantern craft for kids. It’s a simple legacy craft that I hope my little man will remember for

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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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