6 Things I’ve Learned From My Oldest Child

6 things I've learned from my oldest child

Life is hilarious sometimes. We have always been told that we are our children's first teachers, but it isn't commonly said that they can teach us many things as well. My five year old, Zoey, is one of the most intelligent kids of her age that I've ever known. This statement is not based purely on my own proud motherly bias, but based on the numerous compliments I've received regarding her speech, vocabulary, and maturity. I would never argue with any one person who compliments my daughter(s), … [Read more...]

Create a Brighter Future with First 5 California. Talk. Read. Sing. With Us. #talkreadsing


Ask any parent what they want for their children, and they'll tell you something similar to the following: "For my child(ren) to be successful and happy." I feel this way about my children, my parents about me, and so on. The truth is, every parent envisions a bright and happy future for their children, but not every parent knows that we as Moms and Dads provide essential stepping-stones to these hopeful futures. First 5 California has been a solid partner in encouraging parents to be the very … [Read more...]

Have you ever lost your child? I thought I did.

Have you ever lost your child?

About a week before Christmas my husband decided to take me to the mall with my almost five year old and his sister (who is a teenager.) The entire point of this trip was to surprise me with my Christmas present. I was unsure what the surprise was going to be, and as we turned a corner in the mall and he told me to go inside of a jewelry store. I got butterflies in my stomach. Was he really going to do this? No. Way. After we got the attention of a sales person there, my husband told his sister … [Read more...]



These are the faces of only one thing, especially when these pictures were taken. TROUBLE. In a laundry basket, kid, really? The eggs that were being eaten with that spoon were long gone, except for the eggs stuck to the spoon. That is a whole different story. Then always, like clockwork, the cheesy grin appears and I can't take the spoon away. So what do I do? Bubble Guppies seem to do the trick. At least they let me capture their mischievous tendencies in between screaming … [Read more...]

My Real Life Parenting Challeges with #HuggiesLatino

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This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Huggies.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. If you're visiting my blog, I'm sure you're a parent...otherwise I'm sure I'd be boring you with all of my parenthood chit chat. But I digress, parenting is nasty business and while the stinky diapers I have the pleasure of changing multiple times per day the emotional traumas that children tend to bring into our lives are the real source of all things stinky. Every child … [Read more...]

Working at Home with Kids is Awesome… Awesomely Impossible

I've been following Nina for quite some time now and even featured her in a Blog Spotlight over on my daddy blog. So when she asked me to write a guest post for her, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. When I write guest posts, I like to really get to know the bloggers' blog and try to tie into their content somewhat. I know that Nina juggles an education with her two adorable kids. So I figured it must be next to impossible for her to study at home with kids. Then it hit me. The perfect … [Read more...]

How I Haven’t Flunked Out of College I’ll Never Know

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Sometimes I sit back and become super envious of college students who only have to worry about the blaring hangover they're studying with. Hangovers suck, they blow comfort and concentration right out of the water. I know, I've had them. The pounding headache and sensitivity to smell makes even the most professional partier cringe. I've never been a professional partier so I'm just taking an educated guess on that last statement. But, let me tell you something. I'd rather be trying to get my … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Kids Are Hard Wired to be Punks and Drive Mom Crazy!

I'm a young mom, I always knew I would have struggles because I had absolutely zero time to figure out how the hell I was going to be a good mom. I was only 18 when I had my first child, I was a child. That over-played rant will end there, because I'm tired of hearing it. I have fully accepted the fact that everyone expected me to fail because I was a teenager. I have fully accepted the fact everyone thought we were bumming off of our parents and didn't realize we'd been living on our own for … [Read more...]

Did you attend the World’s Largest Bake Sale? It isn’t too late to help!

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Yesterday one of the best events of the year happened, The World's Largest Bake Sale in NYC, which benefitted No Kid Hungry and the Food Bank of New York. There were lots of celebrities there for this good cause such as Mario Batali, Ty Pennington, Wendy Williams, Rosanna Scotto, Dylan Lauren, and Buddy Valastro. These very influential people know how important it is that our kids do not go hungry, and I want to continue helping this cause by sharing some really important information with … [Read more...]

Take The Stress Out Of Potty Training with Pull-Ups

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Potty Training is something that every single parent has gone through, and it is one of the most stressful times of a parents life. When Zoey was potty training we didn't want to go anywhere public because it always seemed to end in disaster. What I didn't understand back then was that all we needed was a different attitude and approach from us, as the parents. We set the mood and make potty training a better experience for everyone involved. My favorite tool while potty training was definitely … [Read more...]