Faith

Live For Real

My E-man is 3. Being 3 brings lots of questions. Mostly: Why? Why? Why? ” Mama why do we have hair?” “Mama, why do tree’s have leaves?” “Why is that car red?” ” Why do you want me to not ask anymore questions right now?” His most recent question “Why do people have to die?”.  Continue Reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things, E-Man's Picks

Books For Busy Little Boys

E-Man has recently turned 3. It wasn’t until the last few months that he would sit through a whole book. This was quite different from Honey Girl who would sit through book after book at 6 months old. I wasn’t sure how to handle this at first. There was no making him sit still. We searched far and wide. I so badly wanted him to love books as much as I do but didn’t know how to make that happen. While I don’t know if E-Man will grow up to love books as much as I hope he will, we have found books that he truly loves. Through these he has learned that books can be fun!  Continue Reading

Family, From the Heart, Looking Back

How My Dad Taught Me To Be A Good Mom

I’ve been blessed to have so many strong women in my life that have stepped into motherly roles after my mom passed away. I am incredibly blessed by another woman whom my children call “Abuela” (grandma). She came into our lives when I was just going into those wonderfully awkward teen years. But before then, for nearly 6 years, it was dad and us. In those six years, he help mold and shape me into who I am today. He has taught me to be the mom I am today.  Dad’s you matter! Continue Reading

Faith, From the Heart

Praise In The Morning

“When you hear the birds singing in the morning they are singing praises to their creator. They are singing praises to God!”.

 I don’t remember who told me this when I was young, but it sunk deep within. I think of this every time I hear their sweet tune greeting the morning. I especially thought of it today. Despite everything. They were still singing.  Continue Reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things, Family

Camping With Kids

We love camping! Anytime spent out doors is great. Add in unplugging and creating memeories with family and friends, and you’ve got yourself a fun weekend. Since having kids the things we need to drag take with us has changed a bit. I’ve compiled my list of 10 must haves for camping with kids.  Continue Reading

A Few Of Our Favorite Things, Homeschool

12 Picture Books That Encourage Cultural Awareness

In my early years I remember knowing my dad was from Mexico but that was about it. We had never known the language or anything of our heritage. When I was 10 years old my family packed up and moved to Mexico for two plus years. At the time, it was hard being away from family and all we ever had known, but now, I can look back and see what a beautiful experience it was and how fortunate we were to be immersed in a different culture.

To experience the beauty of the culture and the language. To discover my heritage. 

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