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


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

Dr. Seuss  The Lorax  Snack Ideas - Easy Bento Ideas

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


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

Be a Good Neighbor with State Farm #StateFarmAyuda #SFNeighborhoodAssist #ad


Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.         Being a good neighbor is more than picking up the newspaper or mail while your next door neighbor is away. It's about community. Coming together to help those when they need you the most. Since State Farm is a "good neighbor"  you shouldn't have to ask for help. State Farm is actively looking to help your Continue Reading

Win a Custom Digital Party Pack from AHHA Party Designs

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I love to include fun, attractive graphics on my blog. While it takes me 30 minutes to do a simple graphic (even longer to create a simple printable) others can create the Mona Lida is minutes! Ashlee Moll, Owner/Creator at AHHA Party Designs, specializes in custom party design. Whether you are planning a birthday party or large event, graphics play an important role in the overall look and feel of the event. Design can make an average party become over the top with custom water bottles, Continue Reading

The Benefits of Beauty Products with Seaweed

Beauty Tips  - Benefits of Using Bath and Beauty Products with Seaweed in them

Bath and beauty products have been infused with ingredients gathered from our oceans for years. Like most other natural products, everything from algae to sea salt is able to provide some benefit to our skin, hair and nails. Lately, seaweed has been popping up on ingredient labels and it turns out it actually helps with a lot of skin and beauty issues. Here are some of the benefits of using bath and beauty products with seaweed in them. Seaweed as an Exfoliate Turns out seaweed can be Continue Reading

Alaska’s State Parks #BayouTravel

Today's 2014 #BayouTravel series: A Walk In the Park, State Park Spotlight features Alaskan State Parks. If you are interested in reading our previous A Walk In the Park, State Park Spotlight featuring Alabama State Parks and other exciting travel posts, you can type the word #BayouTravel into our blog's search bar for additional travel links.  Enjoy Alaska's Walk in the Park Alaska's State Parks If you really want to get back to the wilderness this year, there's no place like Alaska in Continue Reading

Back to School, Winter Break is Over

Parenting Tips 5 ways to get your kids refocused for school after the winter break

Whether it's winter break, spring break, or summer break- getting kids focused on school after any break can be a hassle for both parents and teachers alike. If you’re looking for ways to get your children ready to go back to school after the fun of the holidays, check out these tips from teachers on how to make it happen. 5 ways to get your kids refocused for school after the winter break Give them fun work and a timer

 Give your kids a fun craft to do, quietly, at the table and Continue Reading