Life

Our Family’s Halloween Costume History

October 7, 2016

It’s almost HALLOWEEN!!! To tell you the truth, when I was growing up I didn’t love this holiday. I never enjoyed scary costumes, haunted houses and trick-or-treating in the city of Chicago wasn’t the best. But having kids changes things! When Diego was younger, it wasn’t his favorite either. He hated his monkey and Go Diego Go costumes. He could…

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Mami Fashion

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

October 4, 2016

“Autumn carries more gold in it’s pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop Happy Fall! This is a gorgeous time of year, isn’t it? There is a chill in the air and I’m ready to wear layers, long sweaters, skinny jeans and knee-high boots! I am also thinking of dark and jewel-toned colors. I love how black stands…

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Around Town, For YOU, Health

Exhale

September 28, 2016

This post is in collaboration with OMJ.com and Exhale. However, all opinions and statements are my own. I have been running a lot lately because I am preparing for a 5K but I have to be honest…if I only run for exercise I easily become very bored. I love being in a gym or a group class with other women.…

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Education, Kids

The 12 Cs: Life Tools to Thrive

September 26, 2016

My boys and I are loving The Adventures of Ooga and Zeeta by Gretchen Burman. When I met Gretchen a couple of months ago, I practically begged her to let me write a blog post about her book. As a former teacher, when I see others share parenting tips that are clearly working for them, I feel the need to…

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Mami Fashion

Fall in Love

September 16, 2016

This post is in collaboration with PinkBlush. All comments and opinions are my own. Happy Friday everyone! Weekends are for shopping, right?! If you plan on doing just that, I want to remind you to use BettyShopPinkBlush coupon code when shopping at PinkBlush to receive 15% off your order. They have cute styles for busy moms and of course for…

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Mami Fashion

Sweater Weather!

September 13, 2016

It’s sweater weather! I can hear my sister cheering from Chicago! Some people just cannot wait for the temperatures to cool so they can start layering! I totally understand… I found this awesome Jennifer Lopez Cropped Crew Neck Sweater at Kohl’s last week and didn’t give the length a second thought. Who remembers the sweater vests we used to wear a…

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Mami Fashion

PinkBlush for Mami

September 11, 2016

This post is in collaboration with PinkBlush. Words and opinions are my own. I’m super excited to introduce PinkBlush to my readers! How I wish I had this fashion choice when I was pregnant with my boys. The line offers affordable, chic and truly comfortable outfits for all your needs while pregnant. So why is Betty introducing us to a…

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For YOU

Kids are Back-to-School! But What About You?

September 5, 2016

It’s back-to-school season and even if you still have younger children at home, September is a great time to hit that reset button in your life! September is our new January 1st. As the weather changes and a clear distinciton of a new season around the corner, it’s time to set new goals, start new hobbies and simply take a…

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Beauty

The Truth is Inside

August 17, 2016

My sister gave Diego a t-shirt that he loves to wear. It has a JFK quote on the front that reads, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” I keep thinking about what I do in my life to try to leave a better world for my boys. Before joining Beautycounter, I think I was only trying…

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Mami Fashion

38 Feels Great!

August 11, 2016

Not only is my good friend Chitra a photographer, she is also a certified trainer. So when she challenged me to go up this ladder on the side of a building while we were shooting for the blog, I wasn’t going to say no to her! I turn 38 today and it feels great. I notice that with every year…

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