Celebrate My Drive- Promote Safe Teen Driving + A $50 Gift Card Giveaway #ManejaConCuidado

Make a safe driving commitment -Celebrate My Drive

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with State Farm and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Having a teen is hard enough but adding a teen driving is almost unthinkable. According to the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance risky behaviors while driving such as not wearing a seat belt, texting while driving or riding in a car driven by someone who had been drinking is higher among Hispanic teens. No matter how mature I *think* my teen is Continue Reading

Polka Dot Pots – Paint Your Own Pottery in the Smoky Mountains #BayouTravel

Polka Dot Pots - Paints Your Own Pottery #BayouTravel

There are very few souvenirs that I collect while traveling. Why? Because I don't feel I get my monies worth out of them. I find that they get put away as soon as we get home and never to be seen or enjoyed. Our contributor Michelle recently visited Polka dot Pots within within the Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tennessee. When I found out Michele and her family would be painting their own pottery I thought what a fantastic souvenir that would be for the entire family! Take a Continue Reading

Clean, Ultimate Clean + Giveaway Cascade Platinum Gift Basket #CascadeShiningReviews #DDDivas

Cascade Platinum Shining Rating Review Party  #CascadeShiningReviews

Disclosure: I received the above products and compensation to host my party from Double Duty Divas in order to facilitate this post. However all opinions are 100% mine. Read Disclosure section for more information. As women we work practically 16 hours a day! Between my regular full-time job, being a blogger and being the CEO of my household there is very little time for a do-over especially when it comes to chores. So when I'm doing chores I need to make sure I'm using the best Continue Reading

Cruise Chat: What to do on your Montego Bay Cruise Port Stop #BayouTravel

Cruise Chat What to do when visiting Montego Bay Jamaica #BayouTravel

Montego Bay, Jamaica is one of the largest cities in the country and has long been an important port for trading and travel in and out of the island. For most of its modern history it was a key sugar port in the region. Today the area remains a major port for cruise ships coming into Jamaica and has been working to build and modernize its infrastructure. If Montego Bay is a stop on your cruise, there’s no shortage of things to do. Jamaica grows delicious coffee beans and a visit to Blue Continue Reading

Walking with the Dinosaurs in Spain #BayouTravel

Spains Dinosaur Spain #BayouTravel

It’s not often that the opportunity presents itself to walk alongside dinosaur footprints but when you’re in northern Spain the reality is real. Most people who come to Spain visit Madrid and Barcelona, or maybe they venture south to Andalucia but head to the northern coast for something completely different. The region of Asturias is diverse and one of its claims to fame is millions of years old. In early June when the weather has just started to turn warm enough to brave the beach, families Continue Reading

My Family & The Size Factor – Cruising With Children #BayouTravel #CruisingCarnival

The Size Factor - My kids and Carnival Dream #CruisingCarnival #BayouTravel

Disclosure: I was a guest aboard Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Dream. All opinions and thoughts are my own. For more information, please refer to this site's disclosure section. I started writing my about Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Dream experience which set sail out of New Orleans but as I began to edit my pictures I began to get very emotional. Initially I began writing about Carnival Dream and how appropriate this ship was for my family. You see, I have older children. Continue Reading

Eco-Friendly Tips for Family Travel #BayouTravel

Eco-Friendly Tips for  Family Travel

Ready to take a vacation with the whole family, but want to do it in a sustainable way? In recent years there has been a growth in the sustainable travel industry aimed at individuals and families. In the past, going green while traveling meant expensive hotels and often lower quality products. Today, it’s almost the exact opposite! In numerous studies, travelers have responded that when given the choice they'd take a sustainable option over one that wasn't when presented with the choice. Continue Reading

Cruise Travel Preparations: What to know about Belize Cruise Port? #BayouTravel

Cruise Travel Preperations What to know about the Belize Cruise Port #BayouTravel

The country of Belize has become one of Central America’s hottest destinations thanks to its Caribbean coast, proximity to Mexico, plentiful natural resources, and English speaking population. This nation, once a colony of Great Britain has been welcoming tens of thousands of tourists a year. If your next cruise makes a stop at the port of Belize here are some things you should know. Belize City Incoming cruise ships dock in Belize City that not only borders the Caribbean Sea but the Belize Continue Reading

Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center #BayouTravel

Wilderness at tthe Smokies Waterpark and Family Adventure Center #Bayoutravel

Disclosure: This website and/or our contributor was a guest of Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center. All opions and thoughts are our own. Please see the site's disclosure section for additional information. Last fall I visited Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay so when warm weather approached we wanted to experience the resort at it's full summer glory. If you are interested in booking Continue Reading

Spicy Shrimp with El Yucateco + $75 Walmart Gift Card and El Yucateco Gift Basket #SauceOn #Shop

Picante Camaron con El Yucateco #SauceOn #Shop #MyColectiva

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #SauceOn #Shop  #CollectiveBias I'm a busy Madre, but not busy enough that I can find time to cook for my family. Since I have older children that have football and volleyball practice in the evenings, I need to make sure that dinner is quick and easy. We love shrimp and fortunate to have large, meaty Gulf Shrimp in season. Using fresh ingredients like shrimp allows me to cook a Continue Reading

#Ad Fight Hunger – Join Other Hunger Heroes #HungerHeroes #CollectiveBias

#Ad Champions for Kids’ Hunger Heroes #CollectiveBias #HungerHeroes

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone. #HungerHeroes #CollectiveBias When I was a little girl my mother was a single mother trying to earn a decent living in Los Angeles, California. At the time my brother and I did not realize our small familia lived in poverty. My mother had Mi Madrina and a small group of friends that she called family and managed to work three jobs to make ends meat. There were times my Continue Reading

Orlando’s Cultural Family Travel Guide #BayouTravel

Cultural Family Travel Orlando #BayouTravel

When I say Orlando what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The big mouse? Shamu the whale? Sunshine? But, did you know that Orlando and the surrounding area is also home to some great attractions that embrace the cultural history and experience of the region? Orlando is probably the last place you would think of visiting to experience Shakespeare but the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre takes pride in presenting classic performances and educational opportunities to visitors. They offer year round Continue Reading