It's the season of parties and the season of giving. It stands to reason that if you are invited to a party that someone is giving, you should come bearing a gift of sorts. It doesn't have to be big or extravagant, but it can be if you want. It just seems inappropriate to show up empty handed, but you also don't always want to show up with the stand-by bottle of wine. So why not give a little cultura?Continue Reading >
People drop their cellphones in water all the time. I'm so happy it has never happened to me (knock on wood) because we all know that nowadays a cellphone is so much more than a cellphone. A cellphone is like a personal assistant or your own private secratary. It is the keeper of all your information and having to do without it for even a day can be pretty debilitating. I know, I know, we shouldn't be so dependent on our phones, but many us are. That's why when I came across this tip on how to fix your soaked cellphone in three minutes or less, I just had to share it with you because you never know when it will come in handy.Continue Reading >
Wasting food can make any Latina feel guilty, but there are some solutions to help you keep your fresh food longer AND save money in the longrun. The key is to handle foods well enough before they expire and you won't have to worry about them spoiling too soon. There are different protocols when it comes to caring for these foods, so you do need to listen closely.
Keep reading to find out how you can extend the lifeline of your favorite foods. Trust us, your friends will want to know your secret!Continue Reading >
As the days get colder and the air chillier, it can be quite the task to figure out how to stimulate your child's adventurous spirit. Long walks around town, half-day playground sessions, and picnics in the park aren't so practical during the colder months, especially when you have small children, but that doesn't mean you're destined to spend every day behind the four walls of your home. There are actually quite a few outings you can embark on that will keep you at least mostly sheltered from the elements. And with the gift-giving season approaching, an added bonus is that most of them won't cost you anything at all. Here are six great free or dirt-cheap family-friendly outings:Continue Reading >
Although we know that there is more to life than looks, sometimes there are certain features you would like to change with the help of plastic surgery. Choosing to get something surgically done is a big decision that requires thorough research and a good doctor.
In case you've been toying with the idea of getting plastic surgery, these are the things you should know ahead of time.Continue Reading >
It's no secret that feeding a toddler is one of the most frustrating aspects of parenting a small child. Sometime after their first birthdays, tots begin to not only have real opinions about what and when they want something, but they also begin to impose their own will through mealtime interactions. Even kids who aren't picky at all can be difficult during meals and snacks, which makes sense since a great porportion of their waking hours are spent at a table. But dont' stress--here are six tips to end mealtime battles:Continue Reading >
Thanksgiving is Thursday and I am so thankful for so much this year. Mostly, I am thankful for the people in my life. Everything else is icing on the cake. Like many parents, I have spent a lot of time and money trying to make sure that my children have everything I didn't. That was important to me because I know what it is like to go without. I grew up poor and we didn't have much. Everything we did have, we were thankful for because we knew what going without felt like. I overcorrected and I spoiled my children.
They are not bratty but they are not as thankful as they should be; not as thankful as I would have been. To truly appreciate the things you have, you need to experience going without. I am trying to teach my daughters to be thankful for what they have and to know that every person, thing and day is a gift.Continue Reading >
I will be the very first to admit how to difficult it can be to stick with any sort of exercise regime through the first harrowing months of pregnancy. And of course, once you start slacking, it only becomes easier to do so. I know marathon runners, who gave up on exercise altogether while pregnant! Thanks to morning sickness and some early bleeding, I myself abandoned most attempts at exercise (other than walking) for at least four or five months when I was pregnant with my son.Continue Reading >
As my first year of motherhood came to a close a few months ago, I keep thinking of things I would have done differently or things I wish someone would have told me before I became a mom. The only regret I actually have is that I spent so much of my son's first year of life stressing out about things that ultimately mattered very little. Here are six rules to help keep you from having the same regret:Continue Reading >
Have you ever heard your teen use the words "text bomb"? Do you know what he's talking about? If you don't, you're not alone because I had no idea either. But it turns out that it has to do with a new cyberbullying technique that will shock you.
Keep reading so you can learn all about this tendency among teens.Continue Reading >