3 More Ways to Make A Little Girl’s School Uniform Unique

3 More Ways to Make A Little Girl’s School Uniform Unique

Back to school, back to school, it's happening next week! Man, this summer was a true test of my time management skills. Sometimes I failed. Other days my priorities were in check. Either way, we're all excited for new beginnings in Alina's new school. A certain little girl is also excited to be wearing a school uniform for the first time! Because my baby girl is unique in all her biracial beauty, I wrote this fun piece over at eHow on 10 Ways to Individualize Kids’ Back-to-School Looks specifically with her in mind. I did, however, leave out the girliest of tips since I wanted the eHow … [Read more...]

 

Positive Parenting: The Values of Extracurricular Activities

Positive Parenting: The Values of Extracurricular Activities

When my daughter was less than two years old, I enrolled her in ballet class. In truth, I reveled in the experience - probably even more than she - as I craved for her to feel beautiful and graceful. Turns out, Alina could care less about ballet and I was left with the realization that my choice in her extracurricular activity had more to do with me than a desire for my girl to learn the art of dance. I recently wrote an article at the new Tampico Is Color blog about soccer Kick It: 5 Soccer Skills Any Mom Can Teach (it's fun and informative!). I loved soccer growing up and wrote the … [Read more...]

 

Getting the Most Out of Summer Camp: Alina Does Drama!

Getting the Most Out of Summer Camp: Alina Does Drama!

When I was young, I loved going to summer camp. From marine biology to my requisite soccer camp, attending summer camp was my opportunity to learn subjects I didn't get exposed to during the school year, meet new friends and engage in my community. This summer was Alina's first one as a school kid, meaning she attended preschool all year long and has a new routine during the summer months. We've been having lots of fun together! We swim, we go on playdates, we visit the amazing children's museum when Vegas days are just too hot to play outside. But, I also wanted Alina to explore and grow … [Read more...]

 

Passport to Culture Travel Party for Kids: Hawaiian Culture

Passport to Culture Travel Party for Kids: Hawaiian Culture

Culture Party for Kids: A Legacy of Multiculturalism These culture parties have been so much fun to do for and with the kids. Alina is learning so much! And for the factual information she may forget, the idea that the world is bigger than here and us - the family legacy of multiculturalism I've always wanted to build - is certainly being nurtured. At the beginning of summer, we put together a Hawaiian themed party that taught facts, embraced food cultures and incorporated cultural crafts for kids from the most tropical American state all of us want to visit... Hawaii! Passport to … [Read more...]

 

5 Tips To Teach Kids How To Buckle Their Car Seats Properly

5 Tips To Teach Kids How To Buckle Their Car Seats Properly

First, what I need to say: I'm excited to be back in the saddle with Britax, the superior maker of car seats and strollers with this new post on tips to teach your kid how to buckle their car seats properly. I'm a proud Britax Latina Ambassador, have been using their products since before this blog existed and this post is being sponsored by them. Second, what a responsible writer/blogger/mother should say before publishing a how-to post on car seat safety: I'm not a car seat installation professional. I am, however, an over-protective Latina mom who researched high and low - as well as … [Read more...]

 

Pretty Side Banded Ponytail: Curly Mixed Hairstyles

Pretty Side Banded Ponytail: Curly Mixed Hairstyles

Did you know summer months can wreak havoc on curly mixed hair? The kids are more active, sweating and playing in chlorinated water, causing you to shampoo it more. Excessive shampooing can make the hair dry and cause breakage. It's tough! Biracial hair (and curly hair, in general) requires lots of moisture. Summer months can make it difficult to maintain. I'm excited to partner with JOHNSON’S NO MORE TANGLES® to provide curly mixed hairstyles that will help protect biracial hair from drying out during the hot summer months. Nourishing products, like Johnson's No More Tangle's Detangling … [Read more...]

 

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