How Being Unplugged Changed My Life

How Being Unplugged Changed My Life

by Janny Perez October 11, 2018

As some of you may know, I took a trip of a lifetime with my best friend to celebrate our birthdays.  At first it started as a simple "mamacation" for both of us to get away from everyday mom and work life but what transpired over those 10 days was simply life changing and honestly unexpected.

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Why every mom should give themselves a gift of a lifetime, and not feel guilty about it!

Why every mom should give themselves a gift of a lifetime, and not feel guilty about it!

by Janny Perez October 04, 2018

First let me start by saying, I’m not rich.  I’m Janny, a just turned 40 year old mom to a 3 year old, wife, working 2 jobs, paying bills, mustering enough energy to cook, clean, and get everything done—Not perfect, but done.  Sound familiar? I dream of one day acquiring enough wealth to not have to worry about bills.  I’m sure that sounds familiar too.  However, the fact that I’m not rich (yet) has not stopped me from giving myself a gift to treasure for a lifetime and here’s why you should do the same.

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How to Travel with a Baby or Little Kids Like a Pro

How to Travel with a Baby or Little Kids Like a Pro

by Janny Perez September 06, 2018

We're off on our very first family vacation with our 3 year old daughter in tow. Though this is our first official family vacation, I've traveled countless times with my daughter since she was 4 weeks old, so you can say we're pretty experienced.  Traveling with a baby or kids may seem like a daunting and challenging task, it doesn't have to be, if you set yourself up for a win.  These tips will make it easier for you on that next family vacation or quick trip!  Plus check out our free download.

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8 Reasons Why Your Young Child May Be Acting Up - Mi Legasi

8 Reasons Why Your Young Child May Be Acting Up - Mi Legasi

by Janny Perez August 22, 2018

As a mom to a 3 year old, I can say that we've had tantrums, meltdowns, and full blowouts over somethings as little as not having an apple juice at night or as big as an ear infection, which I had no idea about.  I reached out to my sister, 20 year experienced preschool teacher, Dasy Perez, about reasons why young children act up and how we can help.  I've also included some resources that can help.  Here's what Dasy had to say.

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How to Get Your Little One Ready For the School Year

How to Get Your Little One Ready For the School Year

by Janny Perez August 08, 2018

We're in the middle of summer and it has been hot, full of swimming lessons, outdoor play, baseball games, and family fun.  My daughter will be attending a new preschool in September and I asked my sister, 20 year experienced preschool teacher, Dasy Perez how I could help my daughter get ready for school after a fun filled summer?  Here are her suggestions:

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10 Things to Do Before you Have Kids

10 Things to Do Before you Have Kids

by Janny Perez August 02, 2018

Having a child will change your life.  I know, everybody says that, but until you actually have a child you don't fully understand what that means.  Whether you have a child in your 20's or 30's doesn't matter, because they will bring you such joy.  However, there are things that are definitely easier to do when you don't have kids and there are things that you will benefit from, if you do them early enough.  Here's my top list of things to do, most of which I did and some I wish I had done like #9.

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What You Need to Know to Potty Train - A Q & A

What You Need to Know to Potty Train - A Q & A

by Janny Perez June 27, 2018

My daughter is now 3.  Is she fully potty trained?  Well,  yes kind of sort of, um I guess the right answer is no.    When I hear parents say that they potty trained their child in 2 days, I am baffled.  When should you start potty training? What should you do? What are some tools you can use? When should you not potty train?  Because this is such a huge part  of toddlerhood, I wanted to ask my sister Dasy Perez (18 year experienced preschool teacher)  for her advice on the matter.

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What I lost when I became a mom

What I lost when I became a mom

by Janny Perez June 07, 2018

I remember having conversations with my older sister Dasy when we were kids. She always dreamed of being a mom I, on the other hand, always dreamed of having a career and traveling the world, children were never part of that picture.  When I gave birth to my daughter my world changed and I lost...

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25 Unique Hispanic Baby Boy Names

25 Unique Hispanic Baby Boy Names

by Janny Perez May 31, 2018

When I was pregnant, before we knew we were having a girl, we (well I) had some boy names picked out. Good thing we had a girl cause those names were not going to be easy for mis padres (my parents).... we named her Victoria Grace and my parents only butcher Grace, not so bad.

I've compiled a list from top baby name app "Baby Names" of rare but up trending Spanish & Latin baby boy names and narrowed it down to 25. Maybe you'll find your baby's name here :)

 

 

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How to prepare your toddler for a new sibling. - Un nuevo hermanito o hermanita.

How to prepare your toddler for a new sibling. - Un nuevo hermanito o hermanita.

by Janny Perez May 23, 2018

I have one 3 year old daughter named Victoria (in my belly below). I would love to have another child, right about now but for health reasons, we have decided to only have one child.  Many of my friends are now having a second baby and I wanted to address some of their concerns.

Like them, many parents have a second child when their firstborn is 2-4 years old so there isn’t a huge difference in age when the children grow up.  I asked my sister, an 18 year experienced preschool teacher, to share her advice and her experiences with you in order to help you when you're ready to have bebé #2.  Check out this month’s Dasy’s Corner.

 

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Questions to ask when looking at preschools - What I was surprised to learn!

Questions to ask when looking at preschools - What I was surprised to learn!

by Janny Perez May 17, 2018

My daughter turned 3 in March. Up until now she has been going to a family daycare, but I decided it was time to move on to preschool.  Boy, has this preschool search been an eye opening, “I’m not prepared at all” experience.  I wanted to share this with you in hopes that when you are ready to start looking you ARE prepared and not scrambling like I’ve been over the past few weeks.  I've even included a Free Downloadable Questionnaire for you to have with you when you are ready to start searching.  See what I was surprised to learn!

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How to help your toddler cope when a parent travels for business - A rockstar wife’s perspective

How to help your toddler cope when a parent travels for business - A rockstar wife’s perspective

by Janny Perez May 02, 2018

As many of you know (or now know), my husband is a musician.  I’m a proud wife seeing my husband grace the stage with the likes of Lady Gaga or playing in front of hundreds sometimes thousands of people. Yes, it’s very cool, but what’s not so cool is trying to help my 3 year old cope when her daddy’s away for a few days or sometimes a few months on tour.

So what are some things you can do to help your child during short or long trips? This is what I’ve been implementing for the past 3 years.

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