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'Tis the season for familia

6 Easy DIY decorations to ring in the New Year!

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There's not much time between Christmas and New Year's Eve, so if you're a busy mami hoping to make both special, EASY is the name of the game. And since you're probably a little tapped out from all the gift giving, it's a nice bonus that things that are easy are usually affordable as well. Check out these six fantastic and super-simple New Year's Eve decorations that are sure to make your party a festive one.

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10 Things every Latina should do to make 2015 the BEST YEAR EVER!

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It's the end of the year--a time to reflect and evaluate what positive changes to make for 2015. Having a brand new year to start fresh and accomplish our dreams is such a blessing, but we all know how quickly time goes by. Make sure you're ahead of the game and ready to conquer 2015! New beginnings can be amazing and promising with the right kind of energy. 

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An open letter to every mamá Latina who is letting go of her teenage daughter

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Letting go of my baby as she's become more independent and confident has been one of the most difficult changes as a mamá Latina. As I write this letter, my daughter, who is 19 years old, is a sophomore in college and living away from home. What has helped me deal with this transition is that she's doing well in school and she's happy. I'm fortunate to have an extremely open line of communication with her. My friends can't believe just how candid our dialogue is on the topic of relationships and sex. Since she was young, I've tried to instill a solid moral foundation, but the time has come for her to make her own decisions and to deal with the consequences. 

 

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Peppermint tea can help you shed the weight FAST

Minty treats are undoubtedly beloved--from mint chocolate chip ice cream to peppermint mocha lattes, candy canes and peppermint patties--that herbacious flavor pops up in goodies all year long. It's delicious and refreshing, but most of the time, it's paired with calorie-laden chocolate and sweeteners. Not exactly ideal if you're trying to drop a few pounds, so it might be a surprise you that one peppermint drink can actually help you meet your weight loss goals. Keep reading to find out why peppermint tea is a great all-natural diet drink.

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'Tis the season for familia

7 Tips for amazing DIY holiday cards

You can't get more personal than a homemade holiday card. Whether you are DIYing all of your cards or sending them to a select few, it's a thoughtful and heartwarming way to show friends and family how special they are to you. But of course, it's time consuming and can be challenging for even the craftiest of mamas. Here are some tips to help you make your DIY holiday cards amazing and hassle-free:

 

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5 Weird vaginal problems & how to fix them

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Being a woman is not for the faint of heart. I'm serious. It is some kind of biological responsibility. There are hormones and changes all throughout life to deal with and it feels like just when you get used to one stage, you start going into the next. Then there's your vagina and all its health issues

Your vagina, on occasion, can start acting funny. No, not like telling jokes or anything like that. More like there you are minding your own business, doing what you normally do and your vagina decides to do something out of the ordinary and you're all like, "OMG! Why is my vagina doing that? What does it mean and what should I do about it?" Don't worry, all vagina owners go through it at some point or another. You shouldn't freak out, but you should pay attention.

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How to get rid of ANY stain

I'm going to go ahead and admit that I'm not the greatest at getting stains out, particularly when it comes to clothing. But, now that I'm a mom and stains are pretty much an every day occurence, I've been trying to take the time to use the tips and tricks I've learned over the years. You know, in the interest of not having to replace all of my furnishings and clothes on a bi-annual basis. Here are some stain-busting tricks I've picked up along with the way, along with a few I'll be trying out soon.

 

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'Tis the season for familia

4 Creative ways to document baby's first Christmas

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My son was just six months old for his first Christmas, so of course, he had no idea that anything special was happening. But that didn't stop me and my husband from making a huge deal out of it. Any parent knows that the holidays become infinitely more special when there's a child involved. Teaching them why we celebrate, introducing them to our favorite family traditions and in a way getting to experience the joy of the season through the eyes of a little one is all so much fun. And let's not forget, most of us count childhood holidays as some of our fondest memories. 

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5 Sex secrets your man will never reveal to you

There are always unspoken truths among partners--especially when it comes to the bedroom. The fact is, there are certain things that are better left unsaid, but what if those little secrets were actually stopping you from being a better sex partner in the bedroom? Don't worry. We are decoding all of the sex secrets your man will never reveal to you. Yes, we are going there...

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8 Tricks to keep your house spotless without having to clean

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Confession, household chores are the pain of my existence! I consider myself an organized person and I'm the type that cooks and cleans at the same time and then cleans the bathroom before taking a shower. I usually don't worry about those two rooms, but the rest of the house is another story. I'm always trying to find shortcuts to keep the house "clean" and postpone dusting, vacuuming and doing laundry for a couple more days.

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