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...]

 

Curly Boy’s First Haircut!

Curly Boy’s First Haircut!

It was not long ago when I wondered when my little curly baby boy would get his first hair cut. Well, last weekend it happened. I planned to post some pictures of him sooner, but I needed some time to get used to his new look. Curly mixed hair care is a lot of work, I will never deny that, but I didn't want to cut Sebastian's hair prematurely. Ultimately, we decided to cut his hair because it is so hot out here in Vegas and because we knew that we'd eventually keep his hair in a cleaned cut look. For his first curly hair cut, we knew we'd be going to Kidville at Tivoli Village. The kids … [Read more...]

 

We’re Preparing for Pre-K, But First A Look Back At Preschool

We’re Preparing for Pre-K, But First A Look Back At Preschool

Alina successfully completed her first year of preschool and I cannot be more proud of her. However, we've already begun preparing for Pre-K, which is sure to be an exciting time in her education. Personally, because of her winter birthday, I think Alina is ready for full on Kindergarten. She's smart, articulate and all year I wondered if she was being challenged enough. I wrote an article at eHow on the 5 Pre-K skills we'll be working on this summer because, while she's smart, Alina has a few important things to master before heading off to Pre-K. But first, I wanted to take a look back at … [Read more...]

 

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