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    Make Bath Time Fun- Tips For Busy Parents

    I've got one kid who would jump in the bath every minute of every single day. I've got another who throws a tantrum worthy of an Oscar when we announce bath time. Myself?…

  • An alarm that fits on the back of your cell phone and headphones that allow you to hear background noise are must have safety devices for female runners.

    Safety Devices For Female Runners

    An alarm that fits on the back of your cell phone and headphones that allow you to hear background noise are must have safety devices for female runners. Mollie Tibbetts’ recent…

  • Tips for keeping school uniforms clean, stain free and fresh smelling during Back to School time and year round!

    Back To School Uniform Care Tips

    Tips for keeping school uniforms clean, stain-free and fresh smelling during Back to School time and year-round! There’s just something so magical for me about Back to School and Fall time.…

  • Three simple tips to help you collect Box Tops and earn more money for your school- tips for finding products with Box Tops, finding deals on Box Top products, and for easily saving Box Tops.

    Collect Box Tops – Help Your School

    Three simple tips to help you collect Box Tops and earn more money for your school- tips for finding products with Box Tops, finding deals on Box Top products, and for…

  • This printable homework tracker for high schoolers will make back to school easier. Includes customizable date, inspirational quote, and plenty of extra room for homework assignments, notes, and extra curricular activities.

    Printable High School Homework Tracker

    This printable high school homework tracker will make back to school easier. Includes customizable date, inspirational quote, and plenty of extra room for homework assignments, notes, and extracurricular activities. Nothing- and…

  • I am proud to bring you details of the new LifeInCheck™  prescription drug plan which provides prescription drug savings. It's also helping me to effectively navigate my high deducible insurance plan by saving me time and money on prescription drugs.

    Prescription Drug Savings- 5 Tips

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LifeInCheck #CollectiveBias I am super excited to bring details of the new LifeInCheck™  prescription drug…

  • Young child working on spelling homework

    Century Link Teacher Grant

    Each Spring, a large Century Link teacher grant is awarded to 30 Colorado teachers. Find out why, as a former teacher, I think education is the key to the future. My…

  • 2018 Word of the Year

    2018 Word of the Year – Value

    My 2018 word of the year is VALUE- and I’ve got lots of reasons why! After teaching high school Spanish for Native Speakers for 15 years, when Little Sister was born,…

  • Baby Glimpse Genetics Testing

    Baby Glimpse

    Are you pregnant and wondering what your baby will be like?  Baby Glimpse informs parents of their own genetics ancestry and makes science based predictions about future generations through genetics. This…

  • Child Swim Lessons Goldfish Swim School

    5 Reasons Goldfish Swim School is a Great Value

    Swim lessons at a private swim school is a big investment- and it’s important to find the best deal and highest quality lessons around. Here’s why Goldfish Swim School is a…

  • Germ Season Tips To Stay Healthy

    Germ Season- Home Survival Tips

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Breathe Right, DIAL®, Halls, Kleenex, Theraflu and TYLENOL®. All opinions are mine alone. #HappilyStocked #CollectiveBias It’s germ season- and we’ve got info…

  • Well Yes! – How I Started Blogging

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WellYesMoment #CollectiveBias Blogging is a super fun career that I created for myself after…

  • Caring for Dehydrated Children When They Are Sick

    I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of…

  • Simple Fall Routine

    5 Tips To Simplify Back To School Routine

    5 easy tips to streamline your fall family routine once the back to school euphoria has worn off. Is it just me, or does back to school time get super busy?…

  • 6 Simple School Readiness Activities

    6 Activities- Executive Function Skills

    This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Primrose Schools; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Academic success begins at home – from day 1 of…

  • diy student planner for less than a dollar

    DIY Homework Tracker

    Do you have the same memories of junior high as I do? Mine form a combination of both finding my personality and being a bit afraid to express myself for fear…

  • simple 5 minute updo perfect for short hair or long hair

    Easy Updo For Short Hair {Tutorial} {Video}

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GlissHairRepair #CollectiveBias It’s Summer- and that means my hair is-  a.) constantly dried out…

  • the perfect box tops holder for back to school

    Refrigerator Box Tops Holder {Printable}

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoxTopsHero #CollectiveBias The past few years, Back to School time has been a little…

  • Simple printable tracker to track fruit and veggie intake

    Fruit and Veggie Tracker {Free Printable}

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NourishInNoTime #SnackWithPurpose #CollectiveBias Many of you have followed along with my journey to live…

  • easy soft waves tutorial pura vida moms david lopez hair

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Talking To Young Children About Death and Dying

    Death is a naughty little trickster.  He comes unexpectedly, and one never knows how long he will stay.  He came to visit my family this month, and it’s been tough for…