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Great Educational Things To Do In Gainesville With Kids

I love small cities and I love discovering new places.  I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised on our recent family trip to Gainesville as I did not expect to find so many awesome and educational activities for the kids.  There is so much more to Gainesville than being the home to the Florida … Read more

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Games For Learning Social Skills And Emotions

“This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Network Niche Influencer Agency and Fun and Function.” #empoweringdifferent Many of you know that Ariane is on the autism spectrum. We have come a long way from those days not so long ago where I used to spend every single afternoon taking her to therapies. The … Read more

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Why Latino Students Need To Apply For A Scholarship Now!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HSFstories #cbias #CollectiveBias My parents did not have the opportunity to pursue a higher education. Being the oldest I was the first one in my family to get a college degree. Going to college was my parent’s dream and mine … Read more

8 Ways To Teach Kids About Kindness

  Lately there is so much negativity and so many “bad” things happening in the world and that is why I believe it’s more important than ever to teach our kids to be kind every day.  Teaching kindness to children is something that is easy to do and I truly believe that when you spread … Read more

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5 Ways To Teach Your Children To Give Back

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. Ever since my kids started school I’ve been a big fan of the Box Tops for education program.  I remember when my daughter started kindergarten, we where going through tough times economically and although Paula … Read more

Making College Dreams Come True For The Latino Youth

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Both of my parents have worked very hard to ensure that my brother and I get a good education. Neither of my parents had the opportunity to go to college. They both came to the US from … Read more

Why We Need More Latino Nurses

Nursing is the fastest-growing occupation in the U.S. and employment of registered nurses is projected to grow steadily.[1] With options ranging from working in a physician’s office, a hospital or in home health services, and flexible schedules, nursing can fit anyone’s busy lifestyle. Nursing school grads also enjoy good starting salaries. I can think of … Read more