Traveling with Baby: Tips for a Stress-free Road Trip

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. Are you preparing to hit the road this holiday season with a new baby in tow? Believe it or not, it can be done with little stress if you plan ahead. I traveled with my kids several times; My oldest flew with me at about 10 months and we've had several long road trips before then. Through experience, I learned that a few adjustments here and there can make all the difference for a successful trip. Timing First things first, if at all possible try to travel during nap time. It … [Read more...]

10 Holiday Traditions I Plan to Keep With My Kids

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I love keeping family traditions during the holidays...especially when you have kids. It just makes things that much more exciting. We've already started a few over the years like enjoying turkey on Christmas, dressing in red and sending out Christmas cards to friends and family. Here are 10 more holiday traditions I plan to keep through the years: 1. Holiday Pajamas  We love exchanging holiday-themed pjs on Christmas Eve. Not only does it make for cute Christmas pictures the next morning, but everyone stays warm and toasty all through the night. 2. A Christmas Story … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Craft: Turkey Place Cards for the Kids

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I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! I've been looking forward to the official start of the holiday season for the longest time, but didn't realize it would creep up on us so soon! To make the holiday a little more festive and keep the little ones entertained at the table, I decided to make Thanksgiving place cards using the plethora of paper towel rolls I always seem to accumulate at home.  I got the inspiration for the turkey fan feathers from another turkey craft I found online but used black construction paper and a white crayon to make the names pop a bit more at the … [Read more...]

Pretty Pintastic Party: I’m Co-hosting Again!

Have a yummy recipe, craft or DIY post to share? Then link up below! Don't forget to check out my Thanksgiving  roundup to get ideas on what to cook up for the big day! Important!!! It has come to our attention that some of you are not repinning the features! This is a key to making this party successful so please don’t skip it!! If this trend continues, we will begin to pick features only from those who repin.  Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party! We think it's going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic! First, let's meet the hosts: Annie … [Read more...]

Christmas Garland Craft Inspired by Peep and the Big Wide World

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with PEEP and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions expressed are my own. Exploring colors, shapes and animals has been a long-time favorite activity for our toddler, who doesn't shy away from asking simple questions when something piques his curiosity. He loves venturing outdoors to jump in the leaves, look for new bugs and is always onboard for creating some sort of arts and craft...even if it is just some messy paint exploration or ripping up paper. So when I heard about Peep and the Big Wide World - a new series for preschoolers that … [Read more...]

6 Money Smart Tips for Holiday Shoppers to Keep in Mind

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This post is brought to you by a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Wells Fargo. All thoughts and opinion are my own. Staying on top of the bills and managing credit has always been high on my list. I had to work hard for every dollar I made early on, so always knew the value behind saving and paying off debt after student loans and credit cards amassed. But money and credit management is an area most people don't always give much thought to until an issue arises. Being proactive here and planning ahead can go a long way, especially through the holiday … [Read more...]

VTech InnoTab Max – A Tablet for the Kids {Review & Giveaway}

InnoTab MAX giveaway

Like most kids these days, our toddler is all over tablets. Anytime he lays eyes on daddy's iPad he wants to check out the latest family video or play his favorite games.  It still amazes me how easily he navigates to his preferred kid app and manages to load some feature we weren't aware of.  There are so many great perks of having a tablet, especially when it comes to education. But then there are also many concerns that come to mind if your kid is able to find some inappropriate music video or movie. That's why one tablet I was SO ecstatic to review as part of my Holiday Gift Guide was … [Read more...]

Protect Your New Baby from RSV this Winter

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Are you one of those moms who always asks family and friends to wash their hands before holding your infant baby? Props to you mama! I was the same way with my little ones those first few months of life. I knew how susceptible my newborns were to catching the slightest of colds and sickness. But this is even more so, for preemies! So I'm here to tell you there's nothing better you could be doing to help prevent germs from spreading and protect baby from RSV … [Read more...]

Pretty Pintastic Party Link-up

I'm co-hosting the Pretty Pintastic Party today! Link-up your crafts, recipes or other family-friendly posts below! Important!!! It has come to our attention that some of you are not repinning the features! This is a key to making this party successful so please don’t skip it!! If this trend continues, we will begin to pick features only from those who repin.  Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party! We think it's going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic! First, let's meet the hosts: Annie from Annie's Noms Pinterest, Facebook, … [Read more...]

How to Play with Baby + DIY Taggie Toy

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect. I remember toy shopping for my first baby as a new mother. I was inundated with choices when I scoured the aisles at BabiesRUs and our local toy shops. They had everything imaginable from cute plush toys that squeaked and rattled to those sometimes-annoying toys that flashed bright lights and startled you with loud music. Between gifts from family and friends and my own shopping adventures, we ended up with tons of toys for our little one. However, it's funny how babies often choose … [Read more...]