Fall & Halloween Activities for Children – Holiday Inspired Printables

Fall & Halloween Printables for Children - Autumn Inspired Printable(1)

I love this time of year! You can start to feel the crisp air on your face and observe nature as it takes its course over the next few weeks. Aside from perfect temps, the holidays are just around the corner. Fall fun like hay rides, fairs and family reunions are among us as well as spooky Halloween activities. Whether you're in the car traveling to your next holiday party or spending the afternoon indoors on a wet afternoon, having a selection of printables on hand can keep your little ones Continue Reading

We Need S’more Teachers Like You Printable + Hershey’s Pudding Cups #ReadySetSnack {ad}

Hersheys Smores Pudding Cups  Fall Camping Favorites  + Teachers Appreciation Smores Printable #readysetsnack

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadySetSnack #CollectiveBias Kids are not the only ones that can benefit from a quick, go-to after school snack! I have a bad habit of not eating during the day. I might have a light breakfast and then get straight to work and by pass lunchtime. Next thing I know, it's almost 3pm and I'm "hangry"! My kids are will be home from school soon and time to start dinner. But I desperately Continue Reading

Have Active Teens? 3 Recipes for Natural Energy Drinks

3 recipes for natural energy drinks
 - Recipes and Instructions - Healthy Breakfast  _ Workout Options

I have a very active family! We're not at the gym everyday (I try to go a few times a week) but we are always on the go and shuttling our kids to sports venues, after-school practices and/or games and spending our weekends outside. My husband & I have purchased energy drinks very scarcely over the years. Although I don't have a problem with energy per say, with energy drinks being a newer product (in the last 10 years) I also don't know the long term side effects it will have on me or my Continue Reading

{Surviving & Thriving} Camping with Kids – Children’s Camping Themed Printables #BayouTravel

Camping with Kids - Childrens Camping Themed Printables #BayouTravel

If you go way back in your file cabinet of memories, you might remember some of your favorite childhood memories - Camping. My 1st camping adventure involved my Los Angeles Girl Scout Troop while my husband has been camping his entire life. I hate to use the excuse that times have changed, but they have. Gone are the days that families spent their summer vacation outside a them park or resort. I'm not one to criticize, I love theme parks and resort amenities but there is a satisfying feeling one Continue Reading

Looking for an Easy P.M-A.M Transition? Bedtime Routine Checklist Printable #FuelforSchool {ad}

My Bedtime Routine checklist - Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FuelForSchool #CollectiveBias I can almost hear my mom, "!Tiempo para la cama!". Every night before school we had to be prepared for school the next day before bedtime. There was zero fussing in the morning. No whining, complaining or crying before we left for school in the morning. It's not just because we knew better, but it's due to having the proper bedtime routine and morning Continue Reading

Beach Travel Printable for Kids – Beach Scavenger Hunt #BayouTravel

Blue beach slippers on sandy beach, summer, bathing

I know many of you are thinking the beach is for May-July but in actuality, some of my favorite beach experiences have been in the Fall. If you haven't had the opportunity to take the family on a beach getaway this summer, fall is your time to sun shine. The weather is perfect and if you are in the Gulf Coast area, the water is still warm! I'm in beach travel mode! Next month I'll be traveling to Destin, Florida for a weekend getaway at the Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village with some of my Continue Reading

Step Back In Time With Your Family This Summer & Into Fall #BayouTravel

Step Back In Time With Your Family This Summer #BayouTravel

Taking a trip through history with the family is an exciting and unique adventure that doesn’t come around often. Living history events take place all over the United States each year, some just celebrating the rich history of a region, others commemorating battles or events of significance that took place. Attending one of these events with your family, or even participating in the reenactments yourself is an exciting way to vacation and step back in time with the entire family this Continue Reading

Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Spotlight-NOLA Author Rhonda Johnson Valladares Hardback @YatsUnlimited

Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Series Book 9 by NOLA Local Author Rhonda Johnson Valladares

Since 2012 Blogging, Babies and the Bayou has been friends to several local children's book authors including Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book by Rhonda Johnson Valladares. We are thrilled to announce that book 9 in the Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Series will be available in HARDBACK! Lil' Yat's followers have been asking for hardback for quite sometime with a book titled "Oh give me a home where the WHO DATS roam". Who Dat fans of all ages can enjoy family favorite Lil' Yat characters (Lil’ Yat is a Continue Reading

Planning Your Upcoming Family Cruise – Cruise Ship Printables #BayouTravel

Cruise Ship Printables for Kids - How to plan your upcoming Family Cruise #BayouTravel

Carnival Sunshine is pictured above. Isn't she a beauty!?! Last week I was reunited with Carnival Cruise Lines for a Carnival Dream event in New Orleans. My family & I have been on Carnival Dream as well as other cruise ships multiple times. Cruise ship travel is my family's favorite way to travel. I'm not kidding, the kids have picked traveling by cruise ship over Disney World several times. But how do you plan your first family cruise? I have touched on the subject many times. In fact, Continue Reading

Turning Sweet Moments into La Merienda + Bilingual Snack Bingo Printable #FunSizeMerienda #Ad

Turning the Bright Side of Our Day into La Merienda + Bilingual After School Bingo Printable   #FunSizeMerienda #Ad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FunSizeMerienda #CollectiveBias Although it's into the 100°F outside, summer is technically over! My kids went back to school and for the first time in years I am strictly working from home. It's going to be a adjustment for the entire family mostly the kids. We normally review our day during dinner time but now I can enjoy La Merienda when the kids get off the school Continue Reading

Shop & Give Back with Campbell’s Labels for Education® Program #1Millon4Edu #CollectiveBias {ad}

Get Ready for Back to School & Give Back Campbells Labels for Education Program {ad}(1)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #1Millon4Edu #CollectiveBias Educar es como intentar mantener 35 corchos bajo el agua al mismo tiempo - Mark Twain Educating is like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time - Mark Twain I spent half my childhood in Los Angeles area and then in a small rural school system in Southeast Louisiana. Both had one common denominator - budget restrictions. I suppose all Continue Reading

Sailing Away with Dr. Seuss & Carnival Dream Seuss-a-Palooza in New Orleans #CruisingCarnival

Sailing  Away with Carnival Cruise  & a Dr. Seuss-a-Palooza in New Orleans #CruisingCarnival  #BayouTravel

Disclosure: My family & I attended the Dr.Seuss Palooza event as a media guest. In my previous post I mentioned how excited I was to be able to board the Carnival Dream in New Orleans to attend their Dr.Seuss Palooza to celebrate the release of the new book, "What Pet Should I Get?" Given the fact that one of my beloved childhood authors hadn't released a new book in over 25 years, I was pretty excited that I was getting a chance to cover the event and attend as a special guest. I was Continue Reading