What Does Disney’s New Latin Inspired Princess Mean for Girls?

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When I heard that Disney announced the new Latin inspired Princess Elena of Avalor, I was like word? Notice she’s “Latin inspired” – that is according to the press release. For some reason Disney isn’t flat out saying she’s a Latina. According to Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, “What excites […]

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Curly Hairstyle of the Week: Dutch Braids With Twist

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You may remember our some of our Disney inspired hairstyles last summer. Princess and I love experimenting with different looks – from dutch braids, to french braids and buns, we’ve tried them all. But with the cold season upon us, I find that we’ve been keeping her hairstyles really simple. So when my little fashionista told me she wanted […]

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe in 6 Minutes

Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I like to kick of the morning with a yummy, yet filling dish. Oatmeal pancake is my favorite by far. Not only is it tasty, it’s also very healthy and simple to make. Here’s the oatmeal pancake recipe in 6 minutes. Ingredients […]

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My Baby’s Reaction to Seeing Snow for the First Time

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There hasn’t been much snow this season – thank goodness. Driving in snow is not my cup of tea, cleaning it off my car isn’t something I look forward to either. But the one thing I love about the snow is seeing the look on Princess’s face when those flakes fall from the sky, turning our […]

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Why You Don’t Have To Work Hard to Find Success

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I’ve been a hustler since the age of 14. Before my TV gigs, I worked as a candy striper, telemarketer, babysitter, retail sales person, substitute teacher, model, you name it. I worked my butt off! When I got my first TV gig, I paid serious dues. There were times I actually worked for free! Heck, there […]

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Making Lasting Memories With Blinkbuggy (Giveaway)

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For me being a parent is all about creating lasting memories with my kids. That’s why I started blogging in the first place.  Weather Anchor Mama has become sort of like a diary that they can one day go back and read about their childhood and family. It’s funny how Princess recounts events with intricate […]

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Weekend With Santa Filled with Fun, Laughter, and Tears

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Normally we head to the mall for Santa photos. But, this year I wanted to save some dough and take them myself. Not only would we save money, we’d also save time. Last year we ended up going to two different malls. The first one was at least a couple hours wait. Ultimately, we went […]

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How Kayla the Great Teaches kids to believe in themselves (Giveaway)

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Most kids have things that they become attached to – a blanket, pacifier, doll- you name it. Princess began using a paci later than most babies, close to eight months. Some would say there’s no point starting so late. But at the time it served as a solution to her constantly putting everything in her mouth. […]

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Learning How to Appreciate Art (Giveaway)

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Remember going on school field trips to the museum? It’s something I’d look forward to, and it had nothing to do with learning about art or history. I admit seeing prehistoric dinosaur bones at the American Museum of Natural History were pretty cool. We also visited art galleries – featuring beautiful pieces by various artists. […]

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Why Thanksgiving is More Than Giving Thanks

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      We give thanks on Thanksgiving, but this holiday also about learning. Most of the time it’s the kids who learn giving thanks. They also learn about family traditions. But from time to time the adults learn a thing or two. Here we are waiting for our family to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner […]

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What I Love About My Son

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My little guys amazes me everyday. It’s hard to imagine giving birth to him 16 months ago. Here’s what I love about my son. For starters, he’s a cool kid with a great personality. Believe me, I’m not just saying that because he’s my son. He has his drama filled moments, but that’s usually because he’s […]

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Words I Teach My Children Not to Say

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I recently wrote a post on my BabyCenter blog that has sparked a conversation regarding words we should teach our children not to say. I’m not necessarily referring to profanity, but words some of us may use everyday that could impact our children in a negative way. Words like fat, stupid, can’t, ugly, and diet are […]

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How to Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Minted Cards

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Things get pretty busy during the holidays. In fact, it sneaks up on you out of nowhere – at least that’s how I feel. Every year I find myself scrambling to send out holiday cards to family and friends. I’d plan to set up a family photo shoot, but end up being pressed for time […]

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How Becoming a Mom has Changed the Way I See Myself

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I’ve never been a high maintenance type of chick. I didn’t rock the hottest trends because we couldn’t afford it growing up, and I was okay with that. As a former athlete, my main concern was keeping my grades up so that I wouldn’t get kicked off the team. I really didn’t put too much effort […]

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Why I Decided to Sign Up For a 10k Run

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It seems like every time I commit to signing up for a run I end up having to back out. A co-worker convinced me to register for a 5k about five years ago. After finding out that I was expecting Princess, I continued to train. I’d run a few miles a day for about four to five […]

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