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Box Tops for Education – Box Tops Giving Box

Box Tops For Education Craft

The greatest gift we can give to our children is to instill a heart of giving, service and empathy. All children are born with an innate sense of charity and compassion, it's our job as parents to nurture it. According to the experts, our brains are hardwired for empathy.  When we show empathy towards a child we are expressing both the compassion and unconditional love which form the very bedrock of a nurturing … [Read more...]

No Bake Mini Yoplait® Greek Yogurt Tartlets

No Bake Mini Yogurt Tartlets

Snacking seems to be a constant in our home, our boys are always looking for their next snack in between meals.  We try to choose the healthiest of snacks but they get tired of eating the same  things. On a recent trip to Walmart, I let the boys pick out their favorite flavors of  Yoplait® Greek yogurt, it makes the perfect healthy snack on the go and they can add fruit or granola for a hearty filling. There are so many … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Blueberry Yogurt Bites

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I used to laugh when moms of teen boys would offer helpful advice and try to prepare me for a time when our boys would attempt to eat us out of house and home. Never could I have imagined the reality of a growing boys escalating appetite until I was faced with it myself. We are here, we are that family with four boys proclaiming that they are hungry 20 minutes after their last meal. My new mission has been finding meals … [Read more...]

A Busy Day Go To – Hearty Hamburger Helper®

Hearty Hamburger Helper

With four growing boys in the house, I'm always on the hunt for a quick, easy and hearty meal option for our busy days. A meal that is well balanced yet filling. On Taekwondo days I prefer a meal that I know will sustain them and hold them over for the three to four hours that they are at the gym. Hamburger Helper® fills this need with the perfect one pot meal, it's the right amount of carbs and protein with ground meat, … [Read more...]

Multisensory Development for Baby – SO MUCH MORE™ with JOHNSON’S®

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Disclosure: I attended an event on behalf  of JOHNSON’S® to explore the science behind healthy baby development, JOHNSON’S® provided me with travel in exchange for my coverage of the event. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. I recently had the opportunity to attend JOHNSON'S® first global campaign, SO MUCH MORE™, to explore the science behind healthy baby development.  In a short two hours I … [Read more...]

#LATISM14 Takeaways: Raising caring kids, social good & family values.

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The LATISM {Latino’s in Tech Innovation and Social Media} conference in Anaheim gave us another weekend filled with inspiring conversations, sessions and panels that focused on health, tech, supporting causes, being a voice for the voiceless and raising caring, compassionate children. LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media.  Its mission is to empower the Latino community in … [Read more...]

2014 Top Blogueras Retreat & LATISM Conference

Top Blogueras

The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur, I worked my first "political" social media campaign for the Louisiana election. Can I just say, I'm glad it's over? It was fun, exciting and exhausting! In the past two weeks.... I  had a biopsy on a misbehaving breast, received surprising results, and had an abnormal pap. Seriously, all in one week! I will have surgery to remove a benign lump next week. My mother starts … [Read more...]

The #Advantage of early learning – help children #FindtheWords

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As the school year begins, too many children are already falling behind. I am 1 of 30 bloggers helping #FindtheWords with Save the Children to raise awareness of the need for early childhood education for all kids. I am participating in this social media campaign to highlight 30 words in 30 days -- to symbolize the 30 million fewer words that children from low-income homes hear by age 3. Save the Children provides kids … [Read more...]

Road Trip Tips & Packed London Fog Travel Bag Giveaway

Road Trip Travel Tips

Road trips always make me a little antsy, I tend to worry about all of the what-ifs. What if we get a flat, what if we get stuck on the road, do we have enough snacks, do I have what I need if someone gets sick... yada, yada, yada. So that I wont worry myself and Troy sick, I keep an emergency bag full of "Boy Mom Essentials", including a change of clothes for at least two boys. Thankfully, State Farm has compiled some … [Read more...]

Avocado, Turkey, Brie & Fig Panini Recipe #ILoveAvocados

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Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Avocados from Mexico. The opinions and text are all mine. Growing up, the fruit of choice in our home was avocados. In fact my grandfather had the largest avocado tree I have ever encountered, right in his backyard. The tree was full of plump, green aguacates.  Avocados from Mexico gets it and understands our love for this … [Read more...]