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5 Ways To Empower Your Bilingual, Biracial, Bicultural Teen

When I turned 13 and officially became a teenager, a Spanish band by the name Héroes del Silencio launched one of my favorite songs: “Entre dos tierras,” which translated to English means “In between two lands.”  I thought the lyrics were so fitting to describe my inner struggles: I didn’t feel like a child, and …

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Wiggles, Giggles, Learning, and Fun

Childhood is supposed to be a magical time and the new Disney Junior original series is perfect for our preschoolers and the whole family! “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” premieres FRIDAY, AUG. 20, with a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior (8:00 a.m. EDT/PDT), highlighting Disney’s #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals for the preschool …

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The Best Black Widow Movie Quotes and Movie Review for Moms

I was so blessed to be invited to a Marvel Studios private early screening of Black Widow with my teen daughter and I brought my little notepad to the theater so I could furiously capture the best Black Widow movie quotes! Black Widow is truly a cinematic masterpiece. Have you seen it yet? I am …

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Italian Quotes and Italian Phrases from LUCA

The new Disney Pixar movie is stealing our hearts and it’s about a young adventurous boy named Luca Paguro. This really touched my heart because the name LUCA has a deeper meaning to me. What’s the meaning of LUCA? LUCA is the Italian equivalent of the English name Luke. It comes from the Latin lux meaning light. When I …

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The Best Disney Pixar LUCA Quotes, Movie Review, and FUN FACTS

Today, I’m sharing the best Disney Pixar LUCA quotes, a LUCA movie review for moms, and some easter eggs and fun facts about this sweet and heartwarming story. Disney Pixar’s LUCA now streaming on Disney+ and my daughters and I just loved watching it together. Elisha joined in from her dorm in Provo, so we had an …

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How To Help Kids Overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences

I turned off the car engine, rested my arms and my forehead on the steering wheel as tightly as I could, and just sobbed.  I kept telling myself I was doing “the right thing,” but the voices in my head were mocking me, shaming me, calling me names. You’re wasting your time… and your money! …

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The Best Raya and The Last Dragon Quotes and Positive Lessons For The Whole Family

My family and I loved Raya and The Last Dragon. This Disney movie is a must-see for the whole family. Elyssa, Eliana, Elydia and I watched it at home (it’s available on Disney+ with Premier Access – and it’s worth every penny!). Elisha went to the movie theater (physically distancing and wearing a mask) with …

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How To Build A Better Relationship With Your Teen

Remember when you had your first baby and you were frustrated because you couldn’t understand them? Well, it gets better… and then they become teenagers.  Thankfully, there are ways to build a better relationship with your teen, and the Center for Parent and Teen Communication is on a mission to help us achieve that sometimes …

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3 Important Reasons To Cook With Your Kids

We’ve been watching Secrets of Sulphur Springs, which airs on Disney Channel every Friday at 8 EST/PST. The thrilling first 6 episodes are available on DisneyNOW, as well, but guess what? The show is available on Disney+, as well. Celebration dance! As Time Goes By In this week’s episode, “As Time Goes By,” Once Griffin and Harper …

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Teaching Our Kids How To Show Affection On Valentine’s Day

There is much emphasis in showing and expressing love around Valentine’s Day, as you are very well aware, so I want to share some ways of teaching our kids how to show affection. I’ve been talking about how letting your children know they are unconditionally loved is more beneficial and important than constantly pushing them …

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