Parenting

M Is for Mom, Not Maid: Photo Caption Challenge

M Is for Mom, Not Maid: Photo Caption Challenge

Are all these hats really necessary? I’m  not their maid, not their mat, not their martyr, not their master. M is for Mom. Ironically, M is also for Monday and being a Mom on Monday is especially hard. You know it’s true! Today was particularly hard because it was the first day back-to-school after Winter […]

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Preparing to Watch the Awards Ceremonies: Chore Charts & Award Certificate w/ Printables

Preparing to Watch the Awards Ceremonies: Chore Charts & Award Certificate w/ Printables

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AwardWithSavings #CollectiveBias : Chore Charts and Award Certificate with Printables It’s awards season and it has me thinking about some of my most rewarding and non-rewarding moments in 2015. I love watching awards ceremonies. I just feel so happy to […]

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Sports Teach Children Life Lessons: Enter the Hometown All Stars Giveaway

Sports Teach Children Life Lessons: Enter the Hometown All Stars Giveaway

I am sharing this post as part of a collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas and The Hometown All Stars. I received books and other items in exchange for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.   I’m so thankful for the things my children have learned through sports. It takes a lot of dedication and […]

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This Can’t Be Normal! Are You Busy, Too? This Was My Insane Tuesday 11/10/2015

This Can’t Be Normal! Are You Busy, Too? This Was My Insane Tuesday 11/10/2015

Are you insanely busy, too? This was my Tuesday… I’m sure I’ve told you this before, right? Tuesdays are my favorite days. I’m a busy mom. I know all moms are busy, but some days I think I’m insane in the membrane busy! I could cut out a lot of things in my life. Maybe, […]

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10 No-Cost Family Outing Ideas

10 No-Cost Family Outing Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CambioConfiable #CollectiveBias 7 No-Cost Family Outing Ideas One of the biggest changes after the triplets were born was our (in)ability to go out as a family. Having a family outing was one of our favorite things to do. Once […]

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5 Things Parents Of Multiples Always End Up Arguing About On Social Media

5 Things Parents Of Multiples Always End Up Arguing About On Social Media

5 Things Parents Of Multiples Always End Up Arguing About On Social Media There is a special community of Parents of Multiples, scattered throughout social media. There are groups, pages, forums, and the equivalent of little societies. Of course, on social media, there is a variety of the traditional parenting arguments that inevitably lead to […]

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Lifestyle

Sesame Street Valentine’s Day Twitter Party

Sesame Street Valentine’s Day Twitter Party

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and our friends at Sesame Street are gearing up for a special episode that’s all about showing love to our family and friends! As Latino parents, we’re familiar with the concept of familial affection growing up and we want our children to know it’s OK to show feelings. Sesame […]

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Doctors in SF & NY Make House Calls: It’s Going to Transform Healthcare

Doctors in SF & NY Make House Calls: It’s Going to Transform Healthcare

This shop has been compensated by Blog Meets Brand and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TransformHealthcare Doctors in SF & NY Make House Calls My last episode of pneumonia scared me because my asthma got out-of-control. I tried to find affordable doctors in SF (Bay Area). Before I could find a doctor to help me and […]

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Mobile Accessories for the Tech Savvy & Tech Beginner: Moshi Gift Ideas

Mobile Accessories for the Tech Savvy & Tech Beginner: Moshi Gift Ideas

Moshi gifted me the products featured in this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Mobile accessories for the tech savvy and tech beginner. A couple of months ago, I attended a Pepcom event in San Franciso. Every event is a new experience and a tech-loving Editor’s dream! It’s always exciting to see the […]

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Gift Ideas for Women & Men by Mary Kay®, Donor of Over $45 Million in Products & Toys

Gift Ideas for Women & Men by Mary Kay®, Donor of Over $45 Million in Products & Toys

Mary Kay® sent me a no-strings-attached package of some great products, at no cost to me, for review. I fell in love with them and decided to share my thoughts. I found some great gift ideas for women and men from the Mary Kay® package. All opinions are mine and mine alone. See product details and photos […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Gizmo Pal 2 – Affordable Peace of Mind for Parents

Holiday Gift Ideas: Gizmo Pal 2 – Affordable Peace of Mind for Parents

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon Holiday . The opinions and text are all mine. Holiday Gift Ideas: Gizmo Pal 2 #Holidone When Verizon invited me out to one of their stores to share some information about the great sales and tech gifts they have available, I wasn’t sure what to expect. […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Shatterproof Screen – Motorola Droid Turbo 2 – ONLY at Verizon

Holiday Gift Ideas: Shatterproof Screen – Motorola Droid Turbo 2 – ONLY at Verizon

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Verizon Holiday . The opinions and text are all mine. Holiday Gift Ideas: Gizmo Pal 2 #Holidone Within minutes of walking in the door, they were wowing me with something you absolutely have to see to believe! When Verizon invited me out to one of their […]

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Food & Drink

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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Try These Inside Out Treats: Emotions Popcorn Recipe + How To Get a Free Digital Copy of the Movie

Try These Inside Out Treats: Emotions Popcorn Recipe + How To Get a Free Digital Copy of the Movie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions  #CollectiveBias Try These Inside Out Treats: Emotions Popcorn Recipe + How To Get a Free Digital Copy of the Movie It’s no secret that I go to Walmart, a lot. I stop by at least a few times […]

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Mini No Bake Protein Pies Recipe: Ready in 30 Seconds

Mini No Bake Protein Pies Recipe: Ready in 30 Seconds

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessPies #CollectiveBias Mini No Bake Protein Pies Recipe: Ready in 30 Seconds If I don’t have a snack ready for my pre-teen and teen after school, they rush to the fridge, ready to ruin their appetite for dinner with […]

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Nesquik® Is the Official Post-Game Beverage of American Youth Soccer Organization

Nesquik® Is the Official Post-Game Beverage of American Youth Soccer Organization

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nesquik® and Latina Bloggers Connect. #QuikWins However, all opinions are my own.  Nesquik® Is the Official Post-Game Beverage of American Youth Soccer Organization. Most likely, if you’ve visited us here before, ever, you know that our lives revolve around soccer, year-round. It’s a family sport. Antonio, my oldest, starting playing […]

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{ad} Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love + Downloadable Hispanic Chicken Salad Recipe

{ad} Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love + Downloadable Hispanic Chicken Salad Recipe

I am happy to be a Rubbermaid® Ambassador. This post has been sponsored by Rubbermaid®. Healthy Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love + Hispanic Chicken Salad Recipe Lately, my older children were coming home from school claiming to be starving! That’s so dramatic, but they really were hungry. Just because I try to have dinner ready before the […]

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Crafts & DIY

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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DIY Photo Frame Tutorial: A Perfect Kid Friendly Craft for Christmas Gifting

DIY Photo Frame Tutorial: A Perfect Kid Friendly Craft for Christmas Gifting

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #SaveYourMemories  #CollectiveBias  DIY Photo Frame Tutorial: A Perfect Kid Friendly Craft for Christmas Gifting – Photos printed with the HP Deskjet 3632 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner
 I try not to be that mom who is never in the pictures. I […]

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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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DIY Polka Dot Carry & Go Snack Cup + Polka Dot Dessert: Loaded Go-Paks!

DIY Polka Dot Carry & Go Snack Cup + Polka Dot Dessert: Loaded Go-Paks!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackAndGo #CollectiveBias DIY Polka Dot Carry & Go Snack Cup: Loaded Go-Paks! At the end of Summer, I really thought I had all the back-to-school stuff figured out. I had my time all planned out, right down to weekly snack […]

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Erase Stress With This DIY Homework Station + Reading Log Printable

Erase Stress With This DIY Homework Station + Reading Log Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EraseStress #CollectiveBias Erase Stress With This DIY Homework Center + Reading Log Printable Most of the Summer, I was very anxious about the new upcoming School year. If you’ve been following along, you know that our old District denied […]

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Disney Princess Birthday: DIY Castle Tutorial + Piñata Style Treats Storage

Disney Princess Birthday: DIY Castle Tutorial + Piñata Style Treats Storage

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BDayOnBudget #CollectiveBias Princess Birthday On A Budget: DIY Castle Tutorial It wasn’t that long ago that I thought my only daughter, Kaitlyn, would never ever like Princesses. Actually, she hated anything that resembled princesses and dolls. She especially hated blond hair […]

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Alicia*s Blog

Huffington Post Blogger: Exactly How I Became One

Huffington Post Blogger: Exactly How I Became One

Huffington Post Blogger: Exactly How I Became One If you have ever struggled with feeling unworthy or not-good-enough, you’re not alone. If you’ve ever been overly confident, maybe even conceited, you’re not alone. I’ve teetered between both sides of the self-esteem spectrum, and finally found my place, somewhere in the middle. I believe that’s the […]

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If I Could Change the World, It Would Start With This

If I Could Change the World, It Would Start With This

This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me to produce this post. #BFF2016 If I Could Change the World, It Would Start With This The Bentonville Film Festival asked me, ““If you could change the world for your kids in 2016, what would you change?” This year, I […]

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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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After a Woman Was Left in a Coma by a Drunk Driver, I Became Her BFF: She’ll Never Know & I’d Still Do It All Over Again

After a Woman Was Left in a Coma by a Drunk Driver, I Became Her BFF: She’ll Never Know & I’d Still Do It All Over Again

A year ago, I was given a free BACtrack® Vio™ at a technology focused press event. I am, because I feel like it, including this product information into this very personal story I’m about to share with you. This is the first time I’ve ever written about this, and my memories of so many shattered lives. After […]

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This Can’t Be Normal! Are You Busy, Too? This Was My Insane Tuesday 11/10/2015

This Can’t Be Normal! Are You Busy, Too? This Was My Insane Tuesday 11/10/2015

Are you insanely busy, too? This was my Tuesday… I’m sure I’ve told you this before, right? Tuesdays are my favorite days. I’m a busy mom. I know all moms are busy, but some days I think I’m insane in the membrane busy! I could cut out a lot of things in my life. Maybe, […]

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The Middle School Bully Is Trying to Fight Pedro

The Middle School Bully Is Trying to Fight Pedro

 The Middle School Bully Is Trying to Fight Pedro When Pedro was younger, I used to worry that he would be bullied. He is in the lower portion of the 25th percentile. He’s tiny compared to other almost twelve-year-olds. Even his five-year-old sister, Kaitlyn, is almost as tall as him. Of course, she is very tall for […]

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Special Needs

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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7 Things All Parents of Children With Autism Need To Hear From You

7 Things All Parents of Children With Autism Need To Hear From You

Maybe it’s because we’ve all said the wrong thing before, that my article last week, 7 Things You Should Never Tell A Parent of A Child With Autism got so many shares and views. While there were plenty of readers who have some type of relationship with Autism, I’m sure there were just as many people who were […]

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