Back to School Q&A- “My Child is Not Waking Up in the Morning,” Plus Bullying, Confidence, Homework

With Back to School being in full gear, are you struggling with: …Getting the kids ready for school in the morning? …Your child not liking the teacher? …Your child not making friends? …Your child feeling low self confidence about learning? …Your child getting BULLIED? …Your child not doing the homework on his/her own? Let me tell…

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What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Like Chores!

In our house, there is always something to do…some work to be done. With six children and many visitors, there is constant clean up or maintenance going on. When I finally feel I’m done, the 4 yr. old drops the juice or the 6 yr. old spills the milk! (You know what I’m talking about) All in…

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Lessons I’ve Learned from Parenting Teens

I have a confession. Before I had children, I didn’t think I’d like having teenagers. This was definitely weird, because once married, I knew I wanted young children right away. I knew I loved young ones! I had been babysitting and nannying for quite a few years. I loved the cuddly babies. I loved the precocious preschoolers. I loved…

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Why So Many Leaders Fail and End Up Losing Everything

Every couple of months we hear of a “famous” person in our society, niche or circle of influence who got into a tight spot with the law, their community or their marriage. When we watch the news or read the posts about such situations, we are deeply saddened because in a way we are looking…

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The Day I Took My Son on a Field Trip to the Police Station…For Trespassing

Hispanic moms have the reputation of being small and fiery. No matter how tall, big or old our children are, we will make our point heard and we will be respected. In fact, Hispanic children joke about our methods of discipline and training. There are even viral videos that have made circles around the world…

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Live Life with Flavor Challenge Day 15 – How to Coast through Failure in Business

Today is Fabulous Business Friday and Day 15 of the Live Life with Flavor Challenge! Every day, the headlines post another great success story about an overnight business wonder, in which someone made millions of dollars in one fell swoop. That’s great! However, I don’t think we hear enough about the stories that took dedication,…

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Live Life With Flavor Challenge Day 12 – Trust Your Children

Today is Day 12 of the Live Life with Flavor Challenge and Timely Parenting Tuesday! When I was a little girl, at the age of five, my grandmother began to teach me how to use the sewing machine. Diligently, she instructed me how to place my hands away from the needle’s path. To this day,…

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How to Handle Sibling Rivalry

Learning how to handle sibling rivalry is one of the most difficult tasks of parenting. In an effort to provide you with practical tips, I “borrowed” this post from my great friend Renee Ellison. She is the author of  Homeschool How To’s Domestic CD. Her post is regarding sibling rivalry. I know you’ll learn a…

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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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How to Choose Quality Audio for Children

I often hear from parents how “choosing quality audio books for children is so hard with all selections available today.” But, I know finding quality audios for children is not as hard as it seems when you have the right guidelines and know where to look. One of my sons is an auditory learner, hence it encouraged me to…

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