Secrets Revealed: Airline Booking Tips #BayouTravel

Secrets Revealed_ Airline Booking Tips #BayouTravel

When you are taking a trip or vacation and you realize you are going to fly, there is a better than average chance you are going to feel some stress about it. Whether you are stressed about the flying itself or simply about the costs involved, flying is not always easy for us. While there is nothing easy about getting over a fear of flying, finding a great airline rate is an easy fix for sure. Here are some airline booking tips to make sure you get the best rate possible: Make the middle Continue Reading

JCPenney-Empowering Girls Through Soccer and Academics #JCPFanaticas #HispanicHeritageMonth Ad

JCPenny & Gonzo Soccer - Empowering Young Women Through Sports & Academics #JCPFanaticas

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Once upon a time before Mommyhood, I was a student athlete. I didn't just play a sport, I was a very successful, competitive athlete. My teenage daughter knows about my "glory days" but other mom's probably have no clue. Why? Because I know the pressure that comes with being a teen athlete. Every parent thinks their the coach, referees make bad calls and every child Continue Reading

Chocolate Covered Fall Popcorn Balls Step by Step Recipe

Classroom Halloween Recipes-Chocolate Covered Popcorn Balls

When my children were little Pinterest was non- existent. Baking treats for your little one and a classroom party was not as daunting as it is now. I'm always looking to make life easier by crating simple holiday treats that ALL moms can make, even those that swear they can't bake! Today i'm sharing a fun and very easy to make fall classroom party treats. Ingredients: 1 bag microwave popcorn ¼ cup butter 1 10oz bag mini marshmallows 1 bag milk chocolate candy melts 1 bag dark chocolate Continue Reading

Cetacean Cruises Dolphin & Nature Cruise – Orange Beach, Alabama #BayouTravel

Cetacean Cruises Dolphin & Nature Cruise Orange Beach, Alabama #BayouTravel

Disclosure: The following post is in collaboration with my #BayouTravel series. Although my admission was complimentary, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Please refer to this sites disclsoure section for additional information. A little over a week ago my family returned to Orange Beach, Alabama for another #BayouTravel experience. If you think my family get tired of visiting the beach, you are mistaken. In fact, we are always searching for new family experiences. With Orange Continue Reading

5 Study Tips To Help Your Child Succeed In School

5 Study Tips To Help Your Child Succeed In School

 Your child may seem like a natural smarty-pants, but proper study skills can help them achieve more and get more out of school. Study skills will be essential the harder the classes get, and if your child goes to college these skills will be a necessity. Get them started the right way with these five study tips.

 Learn your child's study needs 

First, learn your child's needs for studying. Every child learns differently, so help them learn their way- the right way! Spend a week with Continue Reading

Money Saving Monday Series – 7 Items to Buy at Thrift Stores

7 Items to Buy at Thrift Stores

Late July and every August is financially tight month. With back to school supplies, clothing, classroom fees and sports/club dues our family spends every September getting back on budget. This year my husband and I took an extra week (without pay) from work to go on a cruise with our children. Since we have zero credit card debt, we used our monthly surplus to make up for our loss of income in July. September my family is getting back on track and ready to start saving for the our fall Continue Reading

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Campaign Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse #PurplePurse #Ad

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Campgian-Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse #PurplePurse #Ad

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little, my mother was a single mom. Having to work 3 jobs with 2 small children, life was not easy by any means. But by watching her struggle, I knew she would rather work hard each and every day then be in a financial abusive relationship so she worked. Worked hard for every dollar we barely had. Most people only think of physical abuse when they talking about domestic Continue Reading

Hispanic Heritage Month and Café con Leche Muffins Recipe #NuestroSabor #CollectiveBias #shop

Cafe Con Leche Muffins #NuestroSabor #CollectiveBias #ad #Shop #MyColectiva

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NuestroSabor #CollectiveBias September is very special to me! This month we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month so my thoughts are focused on my childhood, my mami and the Hispanic Heritage I give to my own children. Some of my favorite flavors growing up include cinnamon, coffee and dulce de leche. My mother wasn't a baker, in fact she still (sorry Mami) can't bake but she can manage a Continue Reading

Theme Park Solutions – 5 Affordable Theme Park Souvenirs #BayouTravel

5 Affordable  Theme Park Souvenirs  #BayouTravel

Everyone that has ever visited a theme park knows that it cost a bit of coin. It certainly is not known as a place to go and save money to say the least. Still, there are some areas where you can save money at theme parks. Souvenirs, in particular, can be very reasonable if you know what to look for. Here are some cool souvenir ideas that are affordable and reasonable: Clearance Merchandise Like every other retail establishment, theme parks will generally have older merchandise that they Continue Reading

Money Saving Monday – 5 Ways to Help Your Teen Save Money

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Save Money - Money Saving Monday

Each afternoon my teen daughter has either a volleyball game or practice. Once school and volleyball is complete she makes her way to work at a local ballpark selling concessions for extra money. The season is short but my daughter is able to put away a nice little chunk of change each week into savings. But not all teens want to save. It is never too early to help your child learn the value of a dollar saved. Take a peek below at 5 ways to help your teen save money and learn this very Continue Reading

Being Active with Gravity Defyer – Advance Footwear Technology #Ad

Gravity Defyer – Advance Footwear Techonology

Disclosure: Product was issued to facilitate this post. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Please see this site's disclosure section for more information. My husband & I suffer from 2 different types of pain. I suffer from back pain from being born with Spina Bifida Occulta and being involved in 2 car accidents at a young age. My husband on the other hand is on his feet all day and suffer from heel pain. Our podiatrist mentioned that changing our shoes regularly (every 3 Continue Reading

It’s Here! The Sims™ 4 Now Available and More Creative Than EVER #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

The Sims™4 Now Available and More Creative Than EVER #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop The great thing about having older children if playing with their toys. In my case, we're talking the new The Sims™ 4 which launched this September in the U.S. Both my teen daughter and my son love The Sims Series. In case you're not familiar, The Sims 4 is a life simulation game which takes the characters you create and allows their Continue Reading