How Reading About Other Lands is the Beginning of Exploration!

I still remember the days, when as a five year old little girl, my dearly beloved grandmother used to sit me on her lap and read me stories like “Little Red Riding Hood,” “La Ratoncita Presumida” (The Vain Little Mouse), and my favorite…the story of King Solomon and the two mothers. I felt as if…

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5 Safety Tips You Can Teach Your Children When Going to Community Events

“JOHN!! JOHN!!! JOHN!!!!” That is the cry of a mom, whose child is not within sight. I know we’ve all imagined it, yet all of us fear it in our gut and hope it will NEVER happen! Every year, thousands of children are shortly separated from their parents during visits to large events. And although…

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5 Reasons Your Children Will Benefit from Learning Spanish

With the United States being so geographically close to Central and South America, it’s only natural that Spanish is increasingly becoming an important language in the U.S.. Showing up on street signs and advertisements, bilingual signs and communication are here to stay. Older and more traditional folks could resist it, but the truth is the…

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Does Your Church Have Walls?

Walls give us a sense of safety and comfortable boundaries. Walls protect us from danger and from inclement weather. Walls define us and keep us separated from those we choose to not be acquainted with and those we do. Walls could be used for good, but in the case of the church, walls have divided…

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Travel is…

I’m sure you’d agree family time is never dull… But even with all the “adventure” of home, our life could become an endless routine of dishes, chores, school and laundry. As you may know, our family RV’d for six years in a row…and we even had a child “on the road.” Those years were some…

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Yum! How to Cut and Prepare a Plantain (Platano~plah-tah-noh)

Have you ever seen those banana looking things in the produce section of your grocery store? Well, those green banana looking things are plantains. Plantains are delicious starchy vegetables that must be cooked before they are consumed. They are “cousins” to the banana and could easily be confused for one because of their shape and…

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Will YOU Accept this Challenge?

There has been a lot of talk lately about the #ALSICEBUCKET Challenge…I guess a challenge is a good thing, because it gets people thinking about specific issues and it gets people to take action. About 4 months ago, I thought of doing a unique challenge for women- the #LIVELIFEWITHFLAVOR Challenge. This idea emerged after I realized…

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Easy and Delicious Turkey Recipe- Latino Style!

Even though I grew up in the United States, my mother did not cook turkey on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas. She didn’t know how to make turkey, because this is an American tradition. Instead, we used to go to a restaurant and eat lobster or shrimp! (Hey, I’m not complaining). However, when I got married,…

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Easy Dinner Idea – Authentic Tacos Recipe

Are you looking for easy dinner ideas? Try this authentic Tacos recipe from my book, Not Just Tacos. Serves 4 to 6 Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes We start our journey with authentic Tacos. Contrary to popular belief, tacos are not a hard shell with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and…

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Why I Wrote Not Just Tacos- The Embarrassing Truth

Many people ask me why my first book is Not Just Tacos (a cookbook on Latin American food) and not a book on character…Trust me I am equally shocked,  because I was the worst cook ever! I literally burned everything and food was always either too salty or too plain. So, why did I write…

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