Staying Hydrated & Spill Proof With USA Kids Sippy Cups

Staying Hydrated & Spill Proof With USA Kids Sippy Cups

Sometimes I forget how young my little dude is... he talks, runs and does everything his big sister does. He's a two year old aching to be a big boy, except for the last of his baby addictions... sippy cups! My son was a breastfed baby who went directly to the sippy cup when we weaned over a year ago and he hasn't given up the cup yet. He takes them everywhere! And because he drinks his leche (milk) out of a sippy cup, we keep those and his water cups separate. It would be great to have one spill-proof, easy-to-clean cup. Needless to say, we have a ton of sippy cups! So when Walmart … [Read more...]

 

3 Things I Learned About Parenting From Decorating Pumpkins

3 Things I Learned About Parenting From Decorating Pumpkins

This year's holidays are promised to look and feel much different than previous years for our little family legacy. It's hard to let go of the old ways, but also exciting! Big things are happening and that means new traditions, new adventures and new memories made with our sweet twosome. Have you met our Superhero and Puppy? These two live in their costumes lately! Perhaps that's a new tradition, too, seeing that October has become the unofficial dress up month in this house. The Easy Pumpkin Decorating Kit That Saved Me! Since things are so frantic around here, we decided to keep … [Read more...]

 

5 Latina Mom Tips for Stuffy Noses and Grumpy Babies

5 Latina Mom Tips for Stuffy Noses and Grumpy Babies

My poor babies were not feeling great recently. They didn't have fevers (thank goodness!), but allergies and stuffy noses definitely got the best of them. Even my little boy, who is usually laid back, was super grumpy! To combat their stuffy noses, I rely on a few remedies passed down through the generations of Latina moms. Here are a few tips from our family legacy... passed down from my great-great grandmother all the way to me... to help our little ones feel their best. 1. La amor de mama: There is something magical that Latina moms do when they're little ones are sick. For me, the … [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...]

 

8 Affirmations To Tell Little Girls During The Busy School Year

8 Affirmations To Tell Little Girls During The Busy School Year

Positive Parenting: 8 Simple Affirmations During the school year, my little girl skips into her pre-kindergarten classroom and a little farther away from me. I know she's growing up, and I embrace her developing independence, but I pray that the world continues to love her the way I have. Most of all, I yearn for her to love herself. That's why, when her teacher explained the students could receive mail sent to the pre-k classroom, I set out to find the perfect expression of positive parenting values and daily affirmations for little girls. Luckily for me, as the newest Hallmark Ambassador … [Read more...]

 

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