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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 Thanksgiving dangers to avoid

As much as I love the holidays, there's no denying they can be a hazard to your health if you're not careful. Yes, it's true. Major holidays are some of the busiest days for emergency rooms across the country. Sure your celebrations may seem fairly benign, but there's actually tons of possibility for dangerous situations that most of us never even consider. Here you'll find a list of some of the most important dangers to avoid this Thanksgiving. 

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11 Celebrities that grew up in the Army

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We often don't think of famous people as army brats, but they're out there! Growing up in military families has its pros and cons, but there is no lack of pride about it. Just like average folks, these celebs had to bounce around from state to state or live abroad due to their family members serving this country. In honor of Veterans Day, we are counting down eleven celeb army brats that are proud of their servicemen and women. 

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7 Ways to avoid overeating during the holidays

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November and December are the hardest months for most people who want to lose weight. There are just so many temptations and opportunities in the form of parties and family get-togethers where you can easily slip and gulp down hundreds of calories. But, before the holiday season starts, I would like to give you 7 powerful tricks you can use to lower the chances of putting on that infamous holiday weight that everyone regrets around January.

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Mother's Day

5 Amazing DIY Mother's Day gifts you might not want to give away

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DIY crafty gifts are a Mother's Day staple--preschoolers have been whipping up macaroni necklaces in honor of the holiday, probably since the noodle was first invented. But despite how precious your little baby looks when he presents it to you, that sweet token of his love and appreciation isn't likely to see the year out. I mean you can only hold onto so many never-to-be-worn-out-of-the-house necklaces and rings before it's time to purge your popsicle stick jewelry box. While obviously it's the sentiment that counts, this year, you can help your kids create some gorgeous and meaningful gifts for all of the moms in your life. Just be warned, you may have a hard time parting with some of these gems!

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Valentine's Day Google Doodle will make your day!

It's Valentine's Day and what better way to kick off the holiday than by checking out the annual love-themed Google Doodle? In honor of the special day, this year's Doodle features a collection of six love stories told through clickable candy hearts. The stories, provided by public radio show This American Life, are so adorable and heartwarming, you're sure to love them, regardless of whether you're single or taken this holiday.

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WATCH: Miami woman drops F-bomb on live New Years Eve broadcast!

A Fox News reporter—and his nationwide viewers—were taken by surprise on New Years Eve when he gave one clearly intoxicated woman a chance to give the country a shout-out on air and she cursed into the camera instead. Woops! Note to on-air reporters: before you hand a random person a mic on live television, you might want to check to see how much they've been drinking!

"We got five minutes 'til 2014 and we're gonna f*** s*** up!" the woman screams into the camera. Clearly, the anchor wasn't expecting that. The slightly panicked look on his face is priceless!  

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3 Ways the holidays can make any mom lose it

The holidays can be a wonderful time, they can also be an extremely stressful time especially for all the mamás out there. We take on a lot all year long and then during the holidays we take on even more. I know we are powerful mujeres and all, but we are only human. I really want you to remind yourself of that this holiday season. Repeat after me, "I am only human." You need rest, you need help, and you also deserve to enjoy the season. Am I right or am I right? I'm right, right?! So let's go over three ways the holidays can make any mom lose it and how we can stay sane instead.

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Holiday Gift Guides

8 Awesome cultural gifts to show your pride

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With a culture so rich, tapping into your Latino roots for holiday gift inspiration is an absolute no-brainer. Whether for your abuelo or your gringa boss, there are tons of beautiful and meaningful gifts produced throughout Latin America, many of which will bring you right back to your childhood. With a little digging, I guarantee that you can find gifts tied to your raices for every person on your gift list. 

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The elf on the shelf is ruining Christmas for my family!

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Do you elf on the shelf? People are really up in arms about the elf on the shelf. Either you love them or you hate them. There are no other options. With the elf on the shelf comes all the wonder and splendor of holiday magic, without them comes sleep and peace.

Yet, we still have elves (on the shelf and everywhere else in our house). They are running rampant and my girls are giddy with excitement. My husband and I, on the other hand, are losing our ever-loving minds trying to come up with new and exciting things for the elves to be and do. Oh yes, we don't have one but FIVE elves: Rick Astly, Rick (i) James, Herbie Hancock, AnaLee and Ed.

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