Parenting

3 Ideas for a Fun (and Safe) Fourth of July with Your Family!

Parenting

Celebrating holidays is a great and easy way to have fun as a family. Our family celebrates some holidays more than others, but with the kids, we’ve found that even a minor celebration can open the door to learning about traditions, history, and culture. Growing up, the Fourth of July was not a major holiday […]

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5 Essentials to Pack in Your Pool Bag for Safe Fun with Kids {Video}

Parenting

We’re very lucky to have a community pool in our neighborhood and this summer we’re trying to put it to good use! My girl knows how to swim, but my 4-year-old is still learning and will hopefully be taking lessons soon. In the meantime, trips to the pool with him have to be carefully planned, […]

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Changing Curly Hair Attitudes: 3 Ideas to Help You Love Your Curls

Parenting

My mami once told me that I was born with tiny curls in my hair…and so, she tried to “brush them out” by brushing my hair numerous times a day. I don’t hold this against her. She simply repeated what was taught to her. You see, in our culture (as in many Caribbean cultures), a […]

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The Time My Daughter’s Multicultural Voice was Called Un-American

Baby Girl

“Mommy, when Mrs. [Teacher] was talking to us about the Southwest region, she called the Rio Grande, Rio Grand. I told her it’s pronounced Rio Gran-de, not Grand, and she said, ‘Well, yes, if you were Mexican or Spanish, you’d say it like that, but if you’re American, we say Grand.’ I didn’t say anything […]

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3 Ways to Make Mom’s Breakfast in Bed Extra Special This Mother’s Day

Motherhood

Growing up, I honestly don’t remember serving my mami breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day. We definitely showered her with love and gave her gifts, flowers, and such, but breakfast in bed is not something I remember doing. My kids on the other hand, love the idea of breakfast in bed and sometimes ask if […]

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