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Madrehood

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When I was pregnant with my daughter, alot of fun went into picking her name.  We wanted to make sure that we picked a name that was easy for my Hispanic family to pronounce (cause I've heard them butcher quite a few).  I wanted a not too common name, somewhat Hispanic or at least easy to pronounce in Español, and not so strange that my kid would be picked on.  I've compiled a list from top baby name app "Baby Names" of rare but up trending Spanish & Latin names.  Maybe you'll find your baby's name here :)

 

 

 

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Spring is almost here and its time to do some cleaning.  We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, especially as parents...everything from toys, clothes, craft or art projects.  How can we keep it all organized, stay sane, and not have mom guilt?  These are my principles for keeping it together without going nuts and being on the latest episode of "Hoarders."
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2017 will go down in history as the #metoo #yotambien year. So what does this have to do with being a Latino or Hispanic Parent? Everything!  If there is one single resolution to make this year it's...
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