Easter Crafts Using Plastic Eggs: Letter Recognition Game

Easter Crafts Using Plastic Eggs: Letter Recognition Game

Educational Easter Crafts for Kids We're all about our ABCs in this house lately! At 4 years old, Alina is learning to read and sounding out words. Our little man just turned two, and while watching his sister, has fallen in love with letters, too! I'm constantly amazed at how excited he is to play and learn with letter recognition. So when Walmart asked me to check out this innovative, new product - plastic eggs, perfect for Easter - I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! Paper Magic now sells PLASTIC eggs, in a 12 count carton, that can be dyed and decorated just like … [Read more...]

Passport to Culture: France

Passport to Culture: France

Cultural Activity for Kids Our at-home travel series took us to France this month, but it's most certainly a destination that I hope to take my kids to for real one day. I've been to France once. With an old friend, we stayed in Paris for a few days before taking the train down the coast to Monaco. It was breath-taking being in Europe and realizing how young our country truly is. Walking down those cobblestone streets makes you feel so small, yet so alive and purposed, to know you are just a moment in history. One day I'll take my babies there. But for now, we explore, learn and travel... at … [Read more...]

French Food Culture: Artisan Cheese and Juice Pairings for Kids

French Food Culture: Artisan Cheese and Juice Pairings for Kids

Cultural Activities for Kids We've been having so much fun with our Passport to Culture series! Conducting a travel-at-home parenting series has been in the works for a long time. It all started with our first post on Ireland culture last year and has since turned into various fun cultural activities for kids, including food culture. This post is the first of our culture party on France, and I’m excited to partner with Président, Europe’s leading cheese expert, to showcase some of the classics, and new favorites, in specialty cheeses. Passport to Culture: France {part one} The French know … [Read more...]

The Role I Hope Sports Play In My Children’s Lives

The Role I Hope Sports Play In My Children’s Lives

Alina's First AYSO Soccer Season! I cannot tell you how excited and happy we are to watch our little girl enjoy her first season of AYSO soccer. This is a moment in our parenting legacy that both D and I have been anxiously awaiting. She's on our region's Under 5 team, which means they meet only once a week for an hour. The first 30 minutes is a practice, while the team (of 25 little girls!) breaks into small 3 v. 3 games for the second half. Totally low stress, but with all the bells and whistles of soccer gear and uniforms. At such a young age, its very much a Parent-n-Me experience. … [Read more...]

Passport to Culture: An At-Home Travel Series

Passport to Culture: An At-Home Travel Series

Raising Multiracial Children: Feeling Whole in Mixed Identity I started De Su Mama out of a desire to ground my then 1 year old daughter in an identity that created wholeness. As a bicultural Latina, with divorced parents no less, I knew what it felt like to grow up feeling fragmented. Long before my children were born, I wanted so much more for them. I did my best at marrying a man of stability (and in my opinion, marrying D was the smartest thing I've ever done). As it turns out, I fell madly in love with a black man and had his beautiful mixed babies. Raising multiracial children is the … [Read more...]

DIY Paint-By-Numbers Spring Break Activity for Kids!

DIY Paint-By-Numbers Spring Break Activity for Kids!

Easy and Fun Spring Break Painting Activity for Kids Oh, Spring... I am so happy to know you're right around the corner! The small flower buds on our plum trees are blooming, the sliding glass door stays open all day and we lay outside on blankets in the warmth of easy sun. Spring, I love you! Because Alina loves to paint, we visited Walmart's craft section for some artistic inspiration. I love their selection of craft and art supplies, and thank Walmart for sponsoring this post! These pretty floral stencils stuck out at me almost instantly and Alina loved the idea of bringing the beauty … [Read more...]

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