Looking at Ivy Leagues Schools this year? Consider College & University Travel #BayouTravel

Have a High School Senior Plan your next vacation with education and the future in mind College & University Travel #BayouTravel

Parents of high school juniors and seniors with plans of attending an Ivy League school should make plans as soon as possible to tour the schools, facilities, and areas. An Ivy League education is a dream come true for most. Having excelled in high school to the point where this is a real possibility is an accomplishment in itself. The admissions processes for these schools are extensive and complex. Touring the campuses prior to applying can help narrow the list of options and reduce the stress Continue Reading

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – Robert Louisiana #CampwithYogi #BayouTravel #ad

Robert Louisiana #CampwithYogi #BayouTravel #client

My family and I love to camp. From Louisiana, Mississippi to Florida, many memories have been made on a campground. I remember my little boy struggling to ride a bike with no training wheels. His only incentive was that he would finally be able to keep up with the older kids while visiting one of our favorite campgrounds. Once he learned to ride without training wheels, he was all over that campground! Now, my (almost) 10 year old and teenage daughter have their own social schedules Continue Reading

Top Tips for Cruising With Children #BayouTravel

Teen Entertainment Aboard Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas #SeastheDay

Disclosure: My recent Royal Caribbean cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas was part of a recent press trip. My thoughts and opinions are always my own. Taking a cruise could seem intimidating to parents who feel like a vacation for the family is less than relaxing. Thousands of people in a single area, lots of pools, and plenty of places to get lost. There are a lot of reasons for families to avoid cruises. But for every potential negative there are plenty of positives as well. Taking a cruise Continue Reading

Yats Unlimited New Book Release: DAT NOLA Riverfront plus #Sponsored Giveaway

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If you are an avid reader of Blogging, Babies and the Bayou then you are probably familiar with the Lil Yat's Adventure Books (Yats Unlimited) Collection. Lil' Yat Books incorporate colorful local characters (Lil' Yat is a shrimp, Yatty Boy is a frog, Drexel is an alligator and Yatty Girl the Pelican) with New Orleans flare. The entire series of Lil' Yat's Children's Books takes young readers into a New Orleans Adventure with every page. Whether they are visiting Storyland & New Orleans Continue Reading

10 Eco and Budget Friendly Easy Ways to “Go Green”

10 Easy Ways to Go Green

It’s very important to take care of the environment. Each and every one of use should be doing our part to conserve our energy and natural resources. There are many things you can do around the house to go green and do your part. Green Tip #1 Our appliances use a lot of energy. To make the switch to eco-friendly living, update your appliances so that they’re Energy Star qualified. Although this might cost money to do, in the end, you’ll be saving both energy and your money. Green Tip Continue Reading

DIY Baking Soda Solutions

DIY Baking Soda Solutions - Easy steps to make your home a little more GREEN!

Baking soda is one of those supplies that can be used for anything and everything. Not only can baking soda be used for cooking, it has many other uses around the house, including cleaning and health solutions. Take a look at how you can use baking soda in every room of your home. In the Kitchen Baking soda has many uses around the kitchen. The two main uses of baking soda are to clean and to deodorize. Use a little bit of baking soda in your refrigerator and in the trashcan. This will help Continue Reading

Dinner Dilemma & My Saving Grace #MarcosFreshSpinach #Ad

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I would be lying if I said that dinnertime is fuss free! My family is not picky at all, it's life that become dramatic. I work Monday - Friday and get home around 5:30p.m almost everyday. Occasionally I stay late to wrap up a few loose ends but for the most part my family needs me home at 5:30. My husband does most of the after-school taxi driver routine for our 9 & 13 year old. One day this week my daughter had a Jr. high School softball double header (last games of the season) followed by Continue Reading

$50 Red Lobster Gift Card #Sponsored Giveaway #BestLobsterfest

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Being Latino and Red Lobster. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I'm going to twist your arm right now (not that you needed a new excuse to take my family out to eat) but Red Lobster's Lobersterfest is back and better than ever with nine new and classic lobster dinner options. In addition to the fantastic variety Red Lobster offers, you can also find great weekday offers throughout the celebration. In addition to beloved Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration – The Sneetches Art Lessons

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss's Birthday we have written several educational posts that centered around The Sneetches. The Sneetches is a fantastic book that is used to educate children on diversity and acceptance. As different as we are, we are all alike in many ways. I have included 3 additional crafts that anyone can utilize in their classroom, scout meetings or homeschool lesson. These lessons can be done over several days or scout meetings. I hope we openly discuss how important Dr. Seuss Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration – Lorax Bento Lunchbox Fun

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration starts this week! If you are looking for an easy way to make lunch fun, you can easily create a bento box. Bento is visually appealing, healthy and not as time consuming as some may think. My kids are 9 & 12 and I still find myself making a boring ham and cheese sandwich into a mini art masterpiece with simple ingredients and fresh fruits/veggies. Give this a shot and let me know how your kids enjoy this Dr. Seuss classic. Lorax Bento Pretzel Rods Cheese Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration – The Sneetches Activities

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This year we chose to celebrate not only Dr. Seuss during his birthday celebration but also one of my favorite books - The Sneetches. This lesser known story gives children (and adults) and important lesson on diversity and acceptance. Being a Latina Blogger is very important to me. I embrace the many cultures that are apart of my everyday life and those that are unknown to me. In our first Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, we shared 2 easy snack ideas that you can use while homeschooling, during Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Kick Off – The Sneetches

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Week - Crafts, Recipes and more

The Sneetches The Sneetches, while one of Dr. Seuss' lesser known books, carries a strong and important message of tolerance, acceptance, and respect for differences. I think beyond racism and discrimination, this book can also be a springboard for talks on bullying and treating others kindly no matter what. We will be celebrating what makes us the same as well as what makes us different. So, in honor of Dr. Seuss' upcoming birthday I have pulled together some snacks, activities, crafts, and Continue Reading