Ready for Preschool: “Back to School” Check Up at Walgreens

Ready for Preschool: “Back to School” Check Up at Walgreens

We're getting ready for preschool and our first back to school season with this sponsored post from Collective Bias® and a physical from Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. This opportunity comes at the perfect time, since Alina's preschool paperwork has been staring at me for the last few weeks. Among the list of back to school supplies, miscellaneous forms and the school shirt order form, there was a health form required every year for every child to assert they are healthy and without physical restrictions. Seeing as this is our first year of the "back to school" season, I didn't realize how … [Read more...]

Stocking Up with Smart and Final

Stocking Up with Smart and Final

*Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Smart & Final #cbias #SocialFabric I have been shopping at Smart and Final quite often these days - especially when things are on sale, you can really get a lot of value for your dollar. Stocking up has proven to save money, but more than that, it saves my sanity since grocery shopping can be a serious task with two small babies. I stock up on everything I can! Not too long ago, I was hosting a play date … [Read more...]

Celebrating Heart Health Month with Homemade Granola

Celebrating Heart Health Month with Homemade Granola

Walgreens Heart Health Month Heart health is so super important. It's one of the leading causes of death in women. That terrifies me, as I already have a family history of heart health issues. One the ways I try to combat my personal risks is by eating healthy snacks. In the past, I haven't always been a snack person. I was more of, well, a huge-meal person. Not good. But, one snack I love and eat everyday is yogurt and granola. Store bought granola can easily have hundreds of calories and be soaked in oils and sugar. So, in honor of Heart Health Month, I decided to finally try my hand at … [Read more...]

Warm Winter Clothes For Fast Growing Kids: Kids Fashion with #CookiesKids

Warm Winter Clothes For Fast Growing Kids: Kids Fashion with #CookiesKids

It has been so very cold here in Vegas! Being from Southern California, cold fronts this intense catch me off guard and Alina's Winter wardrobe wasn't quite prepared for so much cold for this length of time. A few weeks ago, I took to the internet to find some cute and affordable Winter kids fashion option. I was bored with my usual shopping destinations, but didn't want to overspend. I always thought of  CookiesKids.com as the online store for school uniforms, but was excited to find out that they have popular brands at amazing prices. Cookie’s Kids carries brands such as The North Face, … [Read more...]

Quick Snacks For Kids and Parents On The Go

Quick Snacks For Kids and Parents On The Go

We are constantly on the move. Whether it be sports class, storytime or hanging out with friends, the kids and I are always busy. So when it comes to keeping them happy and healthy, I rely on quick snacks for kids that taste great and can keep up with our on-the-go lifestyle. One of those quick, healthy snacks are fruit cups packed with apples, pears and other yummy fruits. In my bag, you can always find a variety of quick, healthy snacks that kids love: raisins, crackers, fruit. I especially love fruit cups because they don't spoil if kept in the bag overnight (like fresh fruit often … [Read more...]

Recipe with Bananas: Thanksgiving Side Dish

Recipe with Bananas: Thanksgiving Side Dish

I grew up on bananas. Whether sliced up as a side of Cuban picadillo or plantains made in any number of ways, bananas were a staple of my childhood and sneak their way into many of my recipes. Needless to say, this recipe with bananas of roasted sweet potato and banana mash with pecan topping is a signature side dish in our Thanksgiving celebrations. Cooking this banana recipe with Alina is a way we build our legacy and is a huge part of our food culture during the holidays. Ingredients: 2 small/medium sized sweet potatoes 3 ripe bananas 1 cup Unsalted Butter 1/4 cup Blue … [Read more...]

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