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5 Great ideas to keep your kid's lunches yummy & healthy!

A lot of parents--especially those who've seen the horrid state of so many cafeteria lunches or those who have picky children--start off the brown bag lunches with a bang. But, as the weeks pass by and preparing lunches becomes more of a chore they start to notice that their child is rejecting some of the items they've lovingly chosen and prepared, it can be easy to lose steam.

Here are some tips to help you keep your kids' school lunches inspired, healthy and fun, all year long.

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7 Baby products you can still use for toddlers


Wait! Don't bag up that baby gear just yet. Over the course of the past two and a half years, I've retired--packed up, donated, sold and shared--so much stuff that I used regularly when my son was a baby, but simply can't use any more. Now that he seems a lot more like a kid, and a lot less like a baby, I can only vaguely remember needing things like teething rings, infant seats and stroller bunting. But surprisingly, even though he walks, talks, runs, eats and sleeps much like a big boy, I've found that there are actually some amazing products that we've been using regularly since infancy, and still use today.

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10 Breastfeeding tips & tricks from real moms

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Pobrecita Zoe Saldana! The actress and new mom to twins, took to Twitter in the hopes of rallying some support and getting some tips on how to survive the discomforts of early breastfeeding. Though totally worthwhile, the first couple of months of breastfeeding kind of suck. I can't even imagine doing it with two babies at once. Zoe apparently has been having some difficulties and is dealing with sore breasts. Here's what she said on Twitter:

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20 Creative ways to announce your pregnancy

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Showing your positive pregnancy test or ultrasound may be popular ways to announce your pregnancy, but there are tons of unique and creative ways to reveal the baby news. Besides, we only get a limited number of times to reveal such big news. The way a couple announces pregnancy does say a lot about them. Why not sure your true self while honoring your growing baby bump? 

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6 Ways to make your perfume last longer


Who doesn't like to smell great all day? I certainly do! I love everything about perfume--scented candles, diffusers, linen sprays...Sweet smelling aromas make me feel happy and energized!

Unfortunately, some perfumes are more diluted with water than others, and that is reflected in their price. Concentrated perfumes last longer and are way pricier. Smile my friend, because with these tips you can enjoy even your cheaper perfumes all day long.  

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This zero belly diet promises a flat tummy in no time!

Most of us have hopes of whittling our waists down for aesthetic reasons -- we want to look good, and sculpting a svelte waist is a great way to do just that. But, appearances aren't the only reason to focus on your tummy. I've actually heard from various sources that excessive belly fat is a leading indicator of impending heart troubles and even cancer. Even if you're not overweight but carry your weight in your midsection, you could be at risk, since it's been proven that belly fat indicates an increased amount of fat surrounding internal organs. Kind of scary, right? Well, don't worry too much. It looks like there's an easy diet -- including lots of Latino staples -- that can help you banish the belly bulge.  


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5 EASY ways to get a bigger bootie


I'll be the first to admit having a big ol' butt isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Often times, big booties are accompanied by chichos, cellulite, and saggy barrigas. However, that doesn't mean there isn't anything you can do to change that. If Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have taught us anything, it's that lean, mean hourglass shaped bods aren't impossible to attain. In fact, you can get one of your own by simply following this painless 5-step plan. 

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Your baby's birth month can determine how healthy he is

It's common knowledge that everything from an expectant mother's stress levels to second hand smoke to exposure to pet feces and pesticides may have a profound effect on a child's long-term development and health. However, what most of us don't' realize is the month in which a child is born and, yes, even conceived, may also impact a child's well-being. Crazy, huh?

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All you have to do to lose weight is BREATHE


The one thing you've been wishing for, dreaming about and yes praying for is here. There's a possibility that you might lose weight by just breathing. Boom! I'm talking about deep-breathing, a.k.a yoga. When you learn how to breathe effectively you can alter the metabolic activity in your brain, send mixed signals and decrease your body mass. It's said that works most effectively with obese teens and young adults, but I'm sure that if you watch what you eat, and breathe you can achieve the same results. Keep reading, my friend, because I'm going to tell you what this breathing is all about.

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How coconut oil can protect your hair before you bleach it


Experimenting with hair color and changing up your look is so much fun, but it's no secret that it can wreak havoc on your hair, especially if you use bleach. And let's be honest, most of us dark haired Latinas have to use bleach if we're gonna see any difference at all when changing up our hair color--even from one shade of brown to another, let alone going blonde or a fun color like purple or blue. But you no longer have to worry about frying your tresses every time you whip out the bleach. There's a completely safe and natural way to protect your hair.

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