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The Things We Tell Our Daughters In The Way That We Get Dressed

Getting dressed. It’s a thing that has to be done, but often lacks my enthusiasm. In recent years especially, as my focus has been on rearing awesome kids and not my full figured wardrobe. If you’ve met the women in my family, you’d know that fashion is kinda a big deal. My Latina grandmother is the pinnacle of “always put-together”. She wears bright colored clothing that flows perfectly against her

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Mushroom Chicken Breast Recipe with Balsamic and Rosemary

Chicken breast recipes can be so hard make right! Sometimes the breasts turn out so dry and without much flavor. So when Walmart sent over an awesome bundle of new products available on store shelves, I immediately wanted to try a Mushroom Chicken Breast Recipe with Balsamic and Rosemary. As a Walmart Mom, this easy chicken breast dinner recipe is sponsored by them. Enjoy! One of the products in our

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What is Multiracial Motherhood, Anyway?

Hi! My name is Vanessa and I’m a mom raising multiracial children. I choose to use the term multiracial – as opposed to biracial – because, as a Latina woman of Cuban descent, I’m not entirely sure of my racial makeup. I can trace my family lineage back over 100 years and know that we immigrated to the United States in the late 1960’s as political refugees, but beyond that

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Easter Bunny Ear Cupcakes: Easy Bonding In The Kitchen

Easter is upon us and the kids and I are busy making all sorts of delicious treats to celebrate. I love cooking alongside my babies and believe bonding in the kitchen is a great way to pass down family legacy and culture. Recently, I saw these adorable Bunny Ear Cupcake recipe on But not only are they cute, these Easter cupcakes seemed super easy to make! Easter Bunny Ear

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This is Six

She turned six a month ago and its taken me just as long to write this love letter to my daughter. Although I recently wrote a post on how to to write a love letter to your kids, I’ll admit: this is hard. Sorting through all the feelings to write a cohesive message to the little girl that both inspires and challenges me daily is no easy task. This is

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This Little Boy Loves to Shimmer and Shine!

When it comes to his favorite television shows, my little boy doesn’t stick to one genre. He’ll quickly move from superheros or live sports to animated princess, but he’s latest obsession are the two little cuties of Nickelodeon’s newest show, Shimmer and Shine. Of course I love that the sisters display diversity in skin color and that the core message is centered around teamwork to solve problems, but this little

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How to Write Their Very First Love Letter: 6 Tips to Get Started

The task can seem overwhelming, but you’ll never regret the time spent cementing your aspirations and emotions into a tangible message that your child will cherish always. Whether your child is a brand new baby or a young adult heading off to college, their first love letter will become a gift – not just for them, but for you as well! There’s no wrong or right way to do it, but

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