An End to Potty Training: How We Finally Ditched the Training Pants

An End to Potty Training: How We Finally Ditched the Training Pants

by Janny Perez June 12, 2019

The potty training journey has now come to a full end in our home and I feel like an entity has passed on.  It has been a long journey for us.  When I read about moms that have potty trained their kids in days or weeks I can’t help but sigh a little.  I wish I potty trained in weeks!  I wish my little girl would have gotten to the end of this journey sooner.  But I know that every child is different and what works for one child may not work on another.

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Finding My Inner Strength, A Latina Mom’s Approach When Life Gets Messy

Finding My Inner Strength, A Latina Mom’s Approach When Life Gets Messy

by Janny Perez March 07, 2019

Sometimes you have those weeks where you seem to be going somewhere and the road you're on has a detour after detour road sign.  Maybe you feel like the saying, when it rains it pours, or you feel like you're going "de mal en peor." (from bad to worse).  How do you get from the madness or darkness to the light?  Here's my story...

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How to Teach your Kids Kindness in a World Full of Aholes

How to Teach your Kids Kindness in a World Full of Aholes

by Janny Perez February 14, 2019

There is one phrase I always tell my family and friends, “As long as my daughter can grow up and not be an asshole, then I think I did a good job as a parent.”  Of course, I want my kid to grow up and one day accomplish bigger and greater things than I have, but for me, it shouldn’t be at the cost of being a decent human being.  Trying to raise a kind kid with empathy, concern, and care for all living things so she can grow up making a difference is at the top of my list, like so many parents.  Here are some things that we can teach them...

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What a Toddler Mom Really Wants For Valentine's Day

What a Toddler Mom Really Wants For Valentine's Day

by Janny Perez February 07, 2019

Oh, Valentine's Day, El Dia de Los Enamorados as we Latinos call it.  An event to celebrate your love and affection, your union to your loved one, and all that blah blah blah.  Do you know what I really want?...

 

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Morning and Bedtime Routines that Work for Young Kids

Morning and Bedtime Routines that Work for Young Kids

by Janny Perez January 16, 2019

It's a new year and your daily family routine may be a bit off.  I know mine is.  It's easy to get off track after a long winter break, sleeping in, and going to bed late.

Let's face it, as parents, success means getting your kids to school on time without forgetting to pack their lunches or remembering to pack the diapers for the nursery.  As moms, we have so much information packed inside our brains and it really doesn't help that after we give birth, scientifically speaking, we get the "mom brain."  So how can we get back into the grind and make our lives easier and everyone happier?  Let's take a look at what works...

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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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