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    Cars 3 Activity Printables

    It’s just over a week until Cars 3 FINALLY opens in theaters and we couldn’t be more excited! We had the awesome opportunity to meet the characters at the Cars 3…

  • Disney-Pixar Cars 3 Activity Pages

    We are super excited for Cars 3- and can’t wait to attend the Cars 3 Tour coming to Denver next weekend. In order to prep for the free event (details below),…

  • Moana Printable Coloring Sheets and Activity Pages

    With Summer fast approaching, my girls are loving the warm weather and the weather is reminding them of Moana! Whether it’s listening to the phenomenal soundtrack, dressing up in Moana inspired…

  • Receta fácil- Plastilina sin cocinar

    A nosotros nos encanta jugar con plastilina aquí en nuestra casa- y como resultado lo gastamos muy rápido. Además, a mi hija menor le encanta mezclar los colores, y casi siempre…

  • Perfect Easter activity- make surprise eggs at home, just like You Tube Kids! #easter #tutorial #surpriseeggs #eastereggs #easteregghunt #eastercrafts #eastereggdecorating #eastereggcrafts

    Surprise Eggs Tutorial- Huevos Sopresa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringItOn #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias It’s Easter season at Casa Pura Vida, and that means huevos sorpresa.…

  • Uncooked Play Dough Recipe

    We love to play with play dough at Casa Pura Vida- and we seem to go through it quite quickly. Between the dough drying out or colors getting mixed and mixed…

  • Spanish Dresser Drawer Labels Printable

    Every parent can relate to a messy toddler room- as soon as our kids learn to dress themselves they want to change clothes constantly. While adorable, this can also lead to…

  • Anti-Princesa Books For Everyone

    In honor of Women’s History Month, I have teamed up with Multicultural Kid Blogs and Books del sur to showcase one of my favorite series of authentic Spanish literature for kids-…

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    Soft Waves- Easy Hair Tutorial {video}

    I spent last weekend at the We All Grow Latina Summit– and I learned so much from watching experienced influencers work in real time! I was hugely empowered by my conversation…

  • Beauty and the Beast Printable Posters

    Growing up, my parents were very intentional about what television and movies we were allowed to watch. I’ll never forget when we had to turn off The Wonder Years because the…

  • 10 Tips for 10,000 Steps A Day

      I’ve written a lot recently about my success with the #100Somethings challenge where I walked 1 million steps in just under four months. I use a Fitbit Alta tracker (affiliate), and my…

  • What Do Vegans Eat?

    I just finished day 16 of my 100 Vegan Days eating challenge. When I talk to family and friends about what I am trying, I get one of two responses: #1-…

  • 100 Somethings Vegan Challenge 2017

    By now you’e probably read a bit about my journey on my 2016 100 Somethings Challenge, and how I successfully walked 1 million steps in just over four months. Because I…

  • 100 Somethings Challenge 2016 Results

    In August of 2016, I shared my goals for the 100 Somethings Challenge for 2016. If you missed the post- you can read it here, and download the free printable tracker…

  • Best DIY Teacher Gift

    It’s that time of the year when we are all scrambling to find the perfect teacher gift.  I spent 15 years in the classroom, and I am still at a loss about…

  • Spanish Safari Language Learning App

    It’s no secret that we leverage good technology to create excitement around using Spanish at home. We’ve partnered with so many great language learning apps in the past, from Daria Music…

  • Ellie Elote Children’s Spanglish Apparel

    We are more than excited to introduce our readers to Ellie Elote– a clothing line for bilingual (Spanish/English) families. Not only do they have adorable clothing, but they are a small…

  • Gus On The Go- Language Learning Apps For Kids

    As a Minority Language at Home family that speaks Spanish, we are always looking for quality content in Spanish that helps the girls learn in Spanish. When I came across the…

  • Best Spanish Pop Ballads

    We LOVE music at Casa Pura Vida, and music in Spanish is not only so much fun to listen to, but also helps so much with language acquisition. People oftentimes ask…

  • 100 Somethings Challenge 2016

    One of the best parts about being a high school teacher is keeping in touch with former students to see what amazing things they do after leaving your classroom. My Facebook…

  • 3 Common Myths About Raising Bilingual Children

    Guest post by Keli Allen Garcia of Learn Safari. Raising children is a wonderful, crazy and daunting adventure that can be overwhelming too. One daunting decision is whether or not to…

  • Language Reluctance in the Heritage Language Classroom

    For all of us who have taught bilingual students in their heritage language, we know that there are definitely different “levels” of bilingualism within the native speaker classroom. Language use can…