How to Make a Diaper Cake for the Holidays

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#HolidaysConFamilia #CollectiveBias Like most people, this time of year with Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching is one of my favorites! I love everything about the holiday season from the delicious aroma of turkey and pumpkin pie that fills a room to the seasonal decorations popping up from house to house. But one of my favorite memories of the holidays is getting together with family -- because that's truly what the holidays are all about. As a Latina, getting together with family … [Read more...]

12 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Cool in a Heat Wave

The tail end of summer often means enjoying the last few weeks with the whole family before school starts, bbq'ing or taking the kids to the beach one more time. But we often forget how hot August can get...especially recently with temperatures surpassing 90F!!! Talk about a heat wave! So what do you do when it's scorching hot outdoors and you've run out of ideas to keep the kids cool? You get a little creative with what you have lying around so the kids can beat the heat! Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool One super easy way to cool down right in the backyard is with a … [Read more...]

Staging Your House to Sell with a 15 Minute Renovation {#15MINRENO}

We're in the process of selling our home, and if you're in the same boat I don't need to tell you how stressful it is...especially with little ones around. You clean, they make a mess. You clean up the mess, they make more of a mess. Whether it's wiping down sticky fingers from walls and appliances to mopping up spilt milk or cookie crumbs. It's a never-ending cycle that can test anyone's patience. Sure the toy clutter is one thing you'll also have to tackle constantly, but what really gets to me is finding a way to keep the house spotless given only a moment's notice before a … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Overcome Mom Guilt

Moms have an uncanny knack to feel guilty about almost anything related to their children. If you are a stay at home mom, you might feel guilty that your kids don't get enough time playing with other kids. If you are a working mom, you might feel guilty that you're not there for them enough. The mom guilt needs to stop and the only thing that will overcome mom guilt is you. Since these feelings all come from inside of you, there is no one else you can blame for making you feel guilty. No matter how much you think "society" or "your family" makes you feel that you are not enough - the … [Read more...]

Sun Protection & How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Kids

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Now that summer is officially here, the days are getting longer and hotter than ever. While we are thrilled to spend more time outdoors running around and splashing about, the extra hours of sunlight also mean more need to protect the delicate skin of our family members, especially little ones. My boys have sensitive skin that often burns easily. As infants both suffered from mild eczema. That's why … [Read more...]

Sleep Solutions: Tips to Help All Your Kids Sleep at Night

Struggling to get your baby or toddler to sleep at night? You're not alone. Every single parent faces this battle at one point or another. Luckily today I have a guest blogger, Karen, from Sunbeams and Heartstrings who shares her best tips for getting children of ALL ages to sleep restfully. *** One of the biggest hurdles as a parent is getting a child to SLEEP. What works for one child may not work for another. I have found a few very successful sleep tips for my children (we are a blended family with 13 kids) that I would love to share with you! Infants to Age 2 If you nurse or … [Read more...]

Keep Kid’s Clothes Baby Fresh, Beyond the Baby Phase #Amazinghood #Dreft

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft.  All opinions are 100% mine. Mmmm. That sweet aroma of clean baby clothes fresh out of the laundry basket! It brings back such positive, tender memories of our new bundle of joy. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was sorting through laundry baskets of newborn onesies, bibs and blankets! Even though there is never a dull moment with a fast-moving 3 year-old and newly walking 1 year-old, I miss those early days, partly because of all those new mommy emotions and wonderful smells. Smells like Dreft … [Read more...]

The Moment You Realize You’re Going to Be a Mom #Clearblue

Excited. Joyful. Thankful. Blessed. Anxious. Nervous. Disbelief. Shocked. These are a few words real moms used to describe that very moment they found out they were expecting...with the realization that a new life was forming inside their very body and the whole world as they knew it was about to change.I can still recall the first moment it happened to ME. The scene plays over and over in my head. It was late in the evening. I had a hunch and decided it was the moment of truth. My husband lay on the bed surfing the internet as I nervously made my way to the bathroom not telling him that I … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Tips to Keep Kids Safe

This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Tide® and Gain® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. If you have little kids in the house, you know how easy it is for those little hands to get a hold of any and everything around. That's why constant baby-proofing is such a big deal. This is even more true when it comes to the laundry room, an often overlooked area where little ones "help" with the process by jumping into piles of clothes, pressing buttons and popping their heads into the dryer. Children, and toddlers especially, are curious by … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Naturally Relieve Stress

Are you a mom to little ones and feeling a bit stressed these days? Let's face it: the life of a SAHM isn't as relaxing as it can sometimes appear. You're chasing after kids all day in your pjs, cleaning up trails of potato chips and cookies they've managed to retrieve from the pantry and trying to alleviate your screaming baby's teething pains...all this while you fight the urge to run straight for the bedroom to take a much-needed nap after a late night. And that's usually what life looks like on a good day. So these days, I'm all about easy and natural ways to relieve stress. Those two … [Read more...]