How to help kids connect with safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments

How to Help Kids Create Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships

This post is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All opinions are my own. Many children experience ACEs or Adverse Childhood Experiences. These experiences may have a profoundly negative effect on children’s development and self-esteem. Adverse childhood experiences, or … Read more

Easy Guatemalan Pineapple Empanadas

This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #sweetnessrevolution These easy-to-make Guatemalan pineapple empanadas make for a great dessert or an easy sweet snack. Empanadas de piña, or pineapple empanadas, have been one of my favorite foods since I was a child growing up in Guatemala. Sharing Guatemalan … Read more

1-minute teen parenting advice

My Favorite Teen Parenting Advice Resource

This post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own. Last year I was introduced to the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, an organization that provides parents with strategies to support healthy family relationships. Their website is filled … Read more

Traditional King Cake recipe

Delicious and Easy Mardi Gras Desserts

If you can’t celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans there’s not need to worry. You can bring the celebration home with these amazing Mardi Gras inspired desserts. Colorful and full of southern flavor these desserts are sure to make you feel like you’re in the Big Easy! We have compiled lots of desserts for your … Read more


Cute Valentine’s Crafts and Activities for Kids

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the little ones this Valentine’s Day you’re sure to find lots of easy and cute Valentine’s crafts for kids here. From Valentine’s cards to free Valentine’s printables there are lots of fun activities to choose from. Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. There are so many … Read more

Chocolate flan for Valentine's Day

Nutella Chocolate Flan Heart Shaped Valentine’s Dessert

I didn’t think there was any way to improve on the perfection that is chocolate flan. Yet this Nutella chocolate flan does just that by combining the delicious taste of chocolate Nutella with the soft, creamy texture of flan. Topped with fresh fruit this Nutella flan is the ultimate heart shaped chocolate dessert!  If you’re … Read more

pork fajitas rice bowl

Easy Chipotle Pork Fajitas Bowl

Looking for an easy meal solution everyone will love? This delish pork fajitas rice bowl is ready in no time and is easy to make. Filled with Tex-Mex flavor this pork fajitas rice bowl is a delicious and healthy quick dinner option. I love to serve it in a big bowl family style so that everyone can serve … Read more

Valentine's Breakfast Board

Valentine’s Breakfast Board

I love to start Valentine’s with a special Valentine’s breakfast. I have been obsessed lately with charcuterie boards and I thought: why not make a Valentine’s charcuterie board, or better yet a Valentine’s breakfast board! What I love the most about this Valentine’s breakfast charcuterie board is that you can include all of your favorite … Read more