Sleep Through the Night
Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing. Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we're just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can...

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5 Steps to Remove the “Gimmies” From Your Child This Christmas
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The holidays are fast approaching and with them the abundant toy aisles begin to bulge at the seams with the newest, latest, fastest and coolest toys.   Are you looking to cure your child of the "gimmies" this Christmas? This post contains affiliates which means I will make a small commission from items purchased. Thank you for supporting this mama and her blog.  No matter where you turn there are sparkly, glittery, shiny and fast new toys that your child...

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Technology and Device Agreement for Teens and Parents: Social Media and Kids
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I delayed buying my girls any electronics (even an ipod) until 6th grade. I didn't have a technology or device agreement and thought it wasn't necessary because I thought them hearing my words about what others were posting or crazy things I saw online would be enough. I was wrong. I learned this lesson the hard way and our first year of devices and social media was a nightmare. Our new middle school/ pre-teen experience coupled with exposure of the...

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5 Lies Parents Believe about Kids and Social Media
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The negative side of parenting kids with social media isn't the easiest subject to talk about but I've had it on my heart to start the conversation because this whole device thing threw our family into complete chaos last year. Here are 5 lies parents believe about kids and social media. If you're a parent with a pre-teen or teen and struggling with this issue you are NOT alone. Lie #1 We don't need to have an actual device and...

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Learning to be Latina: Teach you kids to learn Spanish even when you don’t speak it
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What does being Latina mean to you? I'm still learning what Latina means to ME. I'm trying to teach my kids to learn Spanish even when I don't speak it fluently myself! This post contains affiliates which means at no cost to you I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this mama! I wasn't raised around my culture so missed a lot of opportunities growing up. I was exposed to Tex/Mex living while visiting family in summers...

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Connect with your Child: DIY Mom And Me Journal
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Mom and Me Journals are a quick and easy craft you can make with your son or daughter. Communicating with your children, especially pre-teens and teens, can be challenging to say the least. Does this sound familiar?  MOM: “What’d you do today honey?" CHILD: “Nothing.”  Try using a Mom and Me journal to open up lines of communication (or at least get it in writing). You can read my Families Who Walk Together Talk Together post for more ways to...

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Free Ways to Connect with your Family this Summer
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Are you looking for free ways to connect with your family this summer? The family that walks together talks together! Life is busy and before you know it the day’s gone by and you’ve missed out on one on one communication with your family. Ditch the electronics and head outside for some quality family time. You can connect with nature and each other during your walk. I’ve found that my girls are more likely to open up if we’re walking...

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New to Homeschooling? Start Here!
New to homeschooling? Start Here
Are you thinking about homeschooling or are you on the fence and not sure where to begin? That was me a few years ago and I was scared to death!! Thoughts of doubt, anxiety, and a feeling of total inability filled my head. “How can I do this?” “What AM I thinking?!” “I’m not a TEACHER. How will I teach Algebra?” “When will I go to Target and get grocery shopping done?” “Can I be around my kids every day,...

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