Monday, April 19, 2021

Red Tricycle

What Surprised Me about Our New Normal

The new normal.  For some reason, I hate that term.  Maybe it’s because I don’t like labeling something as normal vs. abnormal. It feels too judgmental. Maybe it’s because I don’t like change. Change is always hard and uncomfortable. ...

Why Dining Together Is Good for Your Family’s Health

Almost ten years ago, my family made eating dinner together a priority. My life felt crazy busy at the time as I juggled work, two young children, school, and life. I remember wanting to feel less frazzled. I longed...

Blast Off into Spring With These STEM Activities

Photo: Tierra Encantada Spring has arrived and warmer weather is here which means it’s time to get the kids outside and away from their screens. But what can we do to keep kids entertained while still learning and innovating?  Check...

Mama, I See You

I see you doing it all. I see you down on the floor helping your child get through a meltdown. I see you exhausted in the night, as you wake up hourly to settle your child but then get...

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Gardening

Spring is here, and that means planting season for all the green thumbs out there. Even if you’re not inclined to gardening, the following life lessons still hold meaning both in and out of the garden. 1. Have Faith...

How to Provide Healthy Meals for Kids Attending School at Home

If you’re homeschooling your children by choice, or you’re doing so because of COVID-19 shutdowns, it’s a challenge. Homeschooling your children can be rewarding, but there are also a lot of things you have to overcome. One issue you may...

Want a Better Night’s Sleep for the Whole Family? These Tips Can Help

A cluttered and dusty bedroom is a stressful bedroom. So many of us rationalize not bothering with spending a lot of effort clearing the bedroom “because the kids will just mess it up tomorrow and no one ever sees...

5 Things Every Special Needs Parent Should Hear

photo via peaceofautism.com Are you walking into a new world of special needs parenting for the first time? Are you a few years in and finding things hard to manage right now? Or are you the parent who has...

7 Toddler Gardening Activities Guaranteed to Keep Them Busy

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to introduce my favorite toddler gardening activities! Gardening is great for kids ages 2-5 because it builds skills, gets them away from screens, and connects them with the big,...

Life as a Latina Food Founder & Mom

Photo: Saskia Sorrosa Startups raised more money in 2020 than prior years, and yet funding for female-founded companies declined. Only 2.2% of total venture capital (VC) funding went to female-founded companies in 2020 and according to ProjectDiane, of that...

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