Parenting

New Baby Sibling: 10 Tips to Include Siblings in Your Pregnancy

New Baby Sibling: 10 Tips to Include Siblings in Your Pregnancy

A new baby sibling is a big deal for the whole family. Whether the new baby sibling will be the first sibling of your other children or one more of many, it’s a big adjustment. Making your children feel like an important part of your pregnancy can make the arrival of your new baby a […]

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Boobs, Boners, & Sex

How To Talk To Your Kids About Boobs, Boners, & Sex

This post is sponsored by AMAZE. All opinions are my own. How To Talk To Your Kids About Boobs, Boners, & Sex  #MoreInfoLessWeird You can’t believe I wrote that, can you? Yeah, it’s not exactly my style. But, it is. It really is. You know why? Because I am a mom. I am a parent. When […]

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Dana Vollmer: Olympic Medal Winner Talks About Being A Mom

Dana Vollmer: Olympic Medal Winner Talks About Being A Mom

This post was sponsored by P&G in partnership with Pampers® and Babies“R”Us®. It has some of my favorite SF Bay Area Bloggers, and me, Alicia Gonzalez! All opinions are my own. Dana Vollmer: Olympic Medal Winner Talks About Being A Mom #BRUMomsWin Recently, I had the chance to meet Olympic Gold & Silver medal winner, Dana Vollmer. […]

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5 Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Children This Summer

5 Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Children This Summer

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with HBO and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 5 Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Children This Summer #SesameStreetonHBO #HBOLatino Like a lot of parents, at the end of the school year, I find myself wondering where the time went. For me, it’s always […]

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5 Tips for Giving Your Children Better Summer Experiences

5 Tips for Giving Your Children Better Summer Experiences

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Comcast. The opinions and text are all mine. 5 Tips for Giving Your Children Better Summer Experiences As some of you already know, thanks to XFINITY Latino, I’m taking my older kids to the Copa America, Argentina vs. Chile game today, in Santa Clara, CA. […]

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Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear

Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and Fun and Function. Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear  #empoweringdifferent  Special needs parenting is an ongoing, often up-hill learning curve. The craziest thing about special needs parenting is that no matter how good  you get at it, your confidence doesn’t increase accordingly. […]

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Lifestyle

Pregnancy Fashion: Don’t Put That Little Black Dress Away

Pregnancy Fashion: Don’t Put That Little Black Dress Away

Pregnancy fashion isn’t just about what you look like on the outside. You’ve got to rock it on the inside, too! Pregnancy is so glamorized. Women get that glow and they look more beautiful than ever. Well, some women might. That certainly wasn’t my story. Ever. It’s hard enough to stay in style after having children. Fashion […]

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7 Signs it’s Time to Get Carpal Tunnel Surgery

7 Signs it’s Time to Get Carpal Tunnel Surgery

These are my  personal opinions about when to get carpal tunnel surgery. It is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. I cannot give you medical advice. These are my own thoughts, based on my personal experience. Okay, so you’re wondering whether or not it’s time to get carpal tunnel surgery?  You probably know that […]

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Gizmo Gadget Review: Best Smart Watch for Kids

Gizmo Gadget Review: Best Smart Watch for Kids

This post has been sponsored in partnership with Verizon. Gizmo Gadget Review: Best Smart Watch for Kids. Some time ago, I wrote about the LG Gizmo Pal 2, available at Verizon. Then, this last Christmas, Verizon sent me a present. They sent me a Moto Z Force Droid with an Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod, which completely […]

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WIN a Samsung Kids Tab E Lite + 1 Free Year of Samsung Kids

WIN a Samsung Kids Tab E Lite + 1 Free Year of Samsung Kids

This post has been sponsored in partnership with Samsung Kids! WIN a Samsung Kids Tab E Lite + 1 Free Year of Samsung Kids. PLUS, 3 additional people will win 1 Free Year of Samsung Kids!    I’m just going to be honest. I’m not like those nice moms. I just cannot let my kids (the almost seven-year-old triplets) use […]

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Where’s Your Sense of Humor? Bring Back the Belly Laugh

Where’s Your Sense of Humor? Bring Back the Belly Laugh

This post has been sponsored by Acorninfluence.com and their client. All opinions are my own! Where’s Your Sense of Humor? Bring Back the Belly Laugh #TriedImpressa Do you have a great sense of humor? I do, too! In fact, so does my body. You know what I’m saying here, right? It’s happened to you? Everything is funny to […]

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Siempre Mujer Cover Contest: Last Chance To Enter

Siempre Mujer Cover Contest: Last Chance To Enter

This post is sponsored in partnership with Siempre Mujer, #MusaSiempreMujer2016  All opinions are my own. Siempre Mujer Cover Contest: Last Chance To Enter The #1 Hispanic Beauty magazine Siempre Mujer is hosting a contest in search for our new cover girl!  The magazine is searching for a girl who encompasses it all – beauty, elegance, passion. Women […]

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Food & Drink

Chorizo & Frijoles Torta w/ Spanish Rice & Contest

Chorizo & Frijoles Torta w/ Spanish Rice & Contest

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BensBeginners #UncleBensPromo #CollectiveBias Chorizo & Frijoles Torta + Spanish Rice: Win Big in the Ben’s Beginners Contest! Chorizo and pinto beans (frijoles) are staple items in my household. We usually buy the 20lb bags, and they […]

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Bionicos Recipe: Traditional Guadalajara Style

Bionicos Recipe: Traditional Guadalajara Style

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone.  Traditional Bionicos Recipe: Guadalajara Style UPDATED 10/3/2017. Created 01/05/2015. When I created this Bionicos recipe, it was Pedro’s birthday eleventh birthday!   That was almost two years ago! At that time, I had no idea that this would become […]

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Super Fan Strawberry Cupcakes Filling Recipe

Super Fan Strawberry Cupcakes Filling Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackBrighter  #CollectiveBias  Super Fan Strawberry Cupcakes Filling Recipe It’s officially summer! Pretty soon, not only will my favorite fruits and veggies be readily available, they’ll be on sale after sale after sale. It’s just one of the blessings […]

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Simply Summer Punch Recipe + Top 5 Summer Movie Picks

Simply Summer Punch Recipe + Top 5 Summer Movie Picks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias Simply Summer Punch Recipe + Top 5 Summer Movie Picks I’m a bit suspicious about whether or not it’s actually April fools, because – where did April and May go? Aren’t we still in […]

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Zucchini Bread Recipe: Plus Video Tutorial & $500 Giveaway

Zucchini Bread Recipe: Plus Video Tutorial & $500 Giveaway

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SplendaHoliday  #CollectiveBias Zucchini Bread Recipe: Plus Video Tutorial Did you know that the average person consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day? That’s more than TRIPLE the recommended amount for women and more than DOUBLE the recommended […]

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Minion Cheese Spread Recipe for Movie Night: Picture Tutorial

Minion Cheese Spread Recipe for Movie Night: Picture Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsMovieNight  #CollectiveBias Minion Cheese Spread Recipe for Movie Night: Picture Tutorial   Although my kids treat me like some kind of creative genius, I’m really not that creative. I guess that’s why simple solutions, and especially sharing them with you, […]

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Crafts & DIY

How To Make A Dia De Los Muertos Altar

How To Make A Dia De Los Muertos Altar

This post has been sponsored by General Mills. All opinions are my own! How To Make A Dia De Los Muertos Altar One of the hardest things about being an adult is having to deal with the loss of people we love. We all deal with this, too often, whether directly or vicariously. Death is the […]

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Upcycled Water Bottle Craft & the Truth About FORO

Upcycled Water Bottle Craft & the Truth About FORO

Thank you to ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé ® for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own. Upcycled Water Bottle Craft: DIY Hanging Flower Vase As an active family of seven, we drink a lot of water. In my home, FORO (Fear of Running Out) is real. It’s been an issue for a while. My older […]

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Sensory Table DIY Tutorial

Sensory Table DIY Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias DIY Sensory Table + Tutorial I have simple dreams for my children. Being the parent of triplets with Autism changed me in so many unexpected ways. I do not think less of them or their abilities, but I […]

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DIY Mood Jar Tutorial & up to $140 Off Summer Camp

DIY Mood Jar Tutorial & up to $140 Off Summer Camp

This post is sponsored by Galileo Camps but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. DIY Mood Jar Tutorial & up to $140 Off Summer Camp Did I ever tell you that the triplets are obsessed with garbage? My house is like a STEM Camp, every day. They are all about recycling things to […]

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This Simple DIY Science Experiment Accidentally Turned Into a Social Hypothesis

This Simple DIY Science Experiment Accidentally Turned Into a Social Hypothesis

This post is sponsored by Galileo Camps but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This Simple DIY Science Experiment Accidentally Turned a Social Hypothesis. I’m really trying to expose my children to more science lessons in our day-to-day lives. This simple DIY science experiment seemed perfect since all the kids like to […]

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My Favorite Glade® Winter Collection Picks + Holiday Centerpiece Tutorial 

My Favorite Glade® Winter Collection Picks + Holiday Centerpiece Tutorial 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SienteGlade #CollectiveBias My Favorite Glade® Winter Collection Picks + Holiday Centerpiece Tutorial During the Holiday season, I don’t give lavish gifts that cost more than I can afford. I limit my spending to the amount I’ve outlined in my […]

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Special Needs

Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear

Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and Fun and Function. Special Needs Parenting: My Biggest Fear  #empoweringdifferent  Special needs parenting is an ongoing, often up-hill learning curve. The craziest thing about special needs parenting is that no matter how good  you get at it, your confidence doesn’t increase accordingly. […]

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IEP Meetings Still Make Me Cry: The Two Today Were No Exception

IEP Meetings Still Make Me Cry: The Two Today Were No Exception

IEP meetings still make me cry. The two today were no exception. On any average day, I do things that not just anyone could do. I pull it all together, everyday, somehow. It’s not easy, and I do it anyway. But, I won’t pretend that I have it all figured out. That’s just not the way life […]

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Innovative 3-in-1 DIY Upcycle Tutorial: Wall Art, Instrument, & Sensory Wheel

Innovative 3-in-1 DIY Upcycle Tutorial: Wall Art, Instrument, & Sensory Wheel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation  #CollectiveBias Innovative 3-in-1 DIY Upcycle Tutorial: Wall Art, Instrument, & Sensory Wheel One of my five-year-old triplets, Andres, is obsessed with tape, garbage, and innovation.  I get nervous about Andres going through the garbage all the time. Sometimes, […]

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A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?”

A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?”

A Closer Look at Special Education: Is Your IEP “Policy-Proof?” Yesterday I shared my old fear of “Raising the Kindergarten Bully,” and some of the struggles my Special Education children are experiencing in their new School environment. We had an “emergency” IEP meeting last week, per my request. In my email and at the meeting, […]

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Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims

Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims

Raising the Kindergarten Bully: An Apology To The Parents of His Victims Enrique has always been aggressive. Still, he’s one of the sweetest and most affectionate boys you’ll ever meet. He cares deeply about others and is learning, one day at a time, to express his emotions in a more gentle way.   Although, even […]

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Teach Kids To Identify Feelings: Super Fun & Easy DIY Activity To Help Young Children Express Their Emotions

Teach Kids To Identify Feelings: Super Fun & Easy DIY Activity To Help Young Children Express Their Emotions

Remember when your children used to come up to you, give you an energetic poke in the thigh to get your attention, and point? We identified the object they were pointing at, named it for them, and sometimes even let them have it! It wasn’t really that complicated. In fact, teaching children to label things is […]

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