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The Best Racially Diverse Baby And Toddler Books

The Best Racially Inclusive Baby And Toddler Books

Since many of you were so interested in this book and it went out of stock, I wanted to follow up and share some more books that that are racially diverse that my children love, and a couple that I’ve ordered. My daughter is only 15 months old, and her current favorite books are from this Little Feminist series. I love that these books include beautiful images and stories of women of all colors. Every time we finish one, Raquel…

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How I Talk To My Children About Race

How I Talk To My Children About Race

I will never forget the first time my blonde son asked me why my skin is brown. “Mama has brown skin because mama is Mexican,” I told him. I explained that people of all different colors, white, brown, and black and everything in between, live alongside one other or together, just like our family. I concluded by telling him that this is a big part of what makes us the United States Of America. He didn’t notice the woman who…

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4 Best Tips For Moving With Kids

4 Best Tips For Moving With Kids

It’s moving season, and post-quarantine I feel a major moving boom on the horizon. We moved right before shelter-in-place became a part of our every day vocabulary, and now it feels like we’ve lived in this house forever. Moving with 3 kids under 4 was a lot of logistics, but I implemented a few tricks that helped ease the big change for my brood that really went a long way on a very long day. Here are my 4 best…

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The New Normal Under Coronavirus Quarantine

The New Normal Under Coronavirus Quarantine

Given that our lives have now been completely turned upside down, I wanted to address something that has been bothering me in the wake of Coronavirus quarantine. Following school closures last week, and now state mandated closures of pretty much everything, many of us and our partners are out of work, or working from home. We are fortunate to have the ability to do so, as many do not, and some are in a state of panic and dread wondering…

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The Beginning Of The End Of Nursing Forever

The Beginning Of The End Of Nursing Forever

I feel this is the beginning of the end of nursing forever. My daughter, my third and (most likely) last baby, will be 11 months old three days from today. Last night, she didn’t want to nurse. She wanted to suck her thumb instead. Raquel is my first thumb sucker, so this is new to me. I laid her in her crib, certain she would change her mind and want me to feed her. But she didn’t. She just went…

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How My Style Has Changed Since I Became A Mom

Christian Louboutin Rainbow Glitter Disco 70s Ankle Boots

While you won’t find me in the much-memed “mom outfit” of leggings and a sweatshirt unless I’m at the gym, my style has subtly changed since having children. I hadn’t thought too much about this until I was previewing the Saks shoe sale the other day via text (so Xilennial) and my homegirl Marla sent me a pic of a pair of rainbow glitter Christian Louboutin So Kate’s. “Maybe in my twenties!” I wrote back. They were so me, that…

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My Mental Health Journey

90s Polka Dot Silk Slip Dress

October is mental health awareness month, so in the spirit of erasing the stigma around mental health care, I want to share my mental health journey. Most of us are quick to go to the doctor when our bodies don’t feel well, but some of us are afraid to admit when we are having a difficult time mentally.…

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10 Things I Learned 5 Years Later

One Teaspoon Laddered Whiskey Sweater

I started this blog shortly before I turned 30, and to mark my milestone birthday, I wrote a list of mantras / Ten Things I Learned this past decade. Today I turn 35, and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what I wrote. I was so shocked that everything I wrote still resonates with me today, even though my life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years.…

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Nesting Is Real

Gender Neutral Safari Nursery

It took me three pregnancies to realize it, but nesting is real. The first time around, I painted the second bedroom of our East Village rental with low VOC paint in one day and then slowly furnished and decorated Bear’s nursery over the course of 5 or 6 months. When I found out I was pregnant with my second, I bought a new bassinet and a second crib that converted to a full bed and had it built in a…

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