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...]

Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for a Baby or Toddler

If you're looking for fun last-minute stocking stuffer ideas for the kids, remember that simple, small and fun is usually key. Stocking stuffers are an added bonus for kids during Christmas. They are like mini-gifts meant to add even more excitement to the holiday. For this reason, you should look to fill kids stockings with inexpensive, small-size goodies to keep them happy and busy as you clean up all that wrapping paper. Below are 5 easy stocking stuffer ideas that work well for babies and toddlers! Read: 50 Stocking Stuffers for Baby's First Christmas This post may contain affiliate … [Read more...]

21 Angel Crafts Kids Can Make at Christmas

If you love angels like we do, you'll enjoy checking out all these cute angel crafts we've rounded up for the little ones. You can make these angel crafts with your toddlers or preschoolers just in time for Christmas using kid-friendly craft material including everything from paper plates and toilet paper rolls to cupcake liners and footprints :). Find a favorite to create with your child as you countdown to Christmas! Angel crafts made from paper plates: Angel Paper Plate Christmas Craft from Meaningful Mama Paper Plate Angel Craft from My Kid Craft Paper Plate Angel from … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Baby Proof Your Christmas Tree

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Huggies Little Snugglers and Latina Bloggers Connect.  With Christmas around the corner, I knew it was time to get serious about baby-proofing and toddler-proofing our Christmas tree. Little ones are so curious about the world around them. A 6-7 foot tree dazzled in lights and shiny ornaments will only attract them even more. If I learned anything from the last two years with my first son, I knew it was time to put a plan in action to keep him and my youngest son safe from danger, and keep our home Christmas-ready. Here are 5 easy ways … [Read more...]

Angel Christmas Craft for Kids

I love angels. They are synonymous with all that is divine. So its only fitting to include angels in a Christmas craft. Last week, I was looking to find an easy way to create a cute and simple angel that could be added to the array of Christmas crafts and decor already sitting on our mantle. So naturally, toilet paper rolls came to mind. Here's what we used to create our kid-friendly angel craft: Toilet paper roll White washable paint Glue Glitter Pipe cleaner Paper plate My toddler painted the toilet paper roll white, while I used a paper plate to cut out angel wings … [Read more...]

Santa Christmas Craft for Toddlers

We've been super crafty lately as Christmas has brought out the artistic side. My toddler loves seeing the Christmas lights on the tree and eating his "Christmas chocolate" as he calls our little advent calendar. He has also taken a particular interest in a few of the Santa figurines we have around the house. So I decided it would be only fitting to create a little Santa craft he could play with. And because I'm all about making use of the clutter around the house, I love when we can create crafts from all those paper rolls. So that's what we did! Materials Toilet paper roll Red … [Read more...]

Snowflake Ornament Inspired by Frozen

Whether or not I want to admit it, we watch Frozen several times a week at our house. It's hard to avoid it when your toddler is begging to "build a snowman." And no matter how hard I fight it, those catchy lyrics always get stuck in my head! Sigh. So I've chosen to embrace it and love it with my son. So because we watch the Disney movie so often, I like to couple it with some kind of activity.  With Christmas just a few weeks away, I was inspired to create a snowflake ornament with him. Something that would be fun and include him in the tree-decorating process. We decided on an easy … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Wreath: A DIY Christmas Craft

Every year I find myself in awe of all the amazing Christmas wreaths and decorations filling the stores.  So many beautiful color schemes and designs to choose from. But it can get a bit pricey if you're replacing decorations every year. So this year, I decided to get a little bit crafty and try a DIY Christmas wreath.  Something that could be both beautiful and inexpensive. I found some inspiration on Pinterest as usual with a variety of candy cane wreaths and decided to create my own version. This post may contain affiliate links. Materials 18-22 Candy canes 1 jumbo decorative … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Tree Brownies

One of my all-time favorite desserts is brownies as you can see from a few brownie recipes I posted in the past. I'm just a chocoholic by nature and can never have too much, especially during the holidays. But as a busy mom, I am always looking for the quickest and easiest ways to create them. I prefer semi-homemade treats to make this happen.  I make brownies throughout the year, and this time finally got to take a few pictures of the yummy holiday-themed treats I love making. Related: Christmas Present Pretzel Treats What I used: Brownie mix Green frosting Holiday-themed … [Read more...]

Christmas Movies for the Whole Family

Oh Christmas movies! So many favorites come to mind! It's hard not to get in the holiday spirit when you watch many of these that bring warm feelings of hope and joy and have you longing for Christmas every day of the year! I put together a list of my top picks that the whole family can enjoy. Here you'll find Christmas movies kids can watch alone, kids can watch with parents and a few that parents can watch when the kiddos are tucked in bed. So get ready to sit back with some hot chocolate or eggnog, curled up under a warm blanket while watching some of these classic and newer Christmas … [Read more...]