Power Play: The Importance of Sports

This month is Hispanic Heritage month, and though many of us culturally are tied to different countries, as Hispanics there are many things that bind us. We have a great love for and place huge importance on family. Our traditions are respected and our elders are revered. Love and affection flows. Unfortunately, there are other … More Power Play: The Importance of Sports

The Importance of Teaching Gratitude

Thank you. Two words that we are asked to mimic as young children when our parents teach us manners, as they teach us to be grateful… however as with many phrases sometimes when used too much it can become meaningless. But think of what “thank you” really means. It isn’t some simple phrase we should … More The Importance of Teaching Gratitude

Tips to Making it a Fun & Productive Summer

Summer is here!!!  I love summer.  My kids schedules get more relaxed and as a result we all relax a bit.  But it is easy for the summer to fly by with nothing accomplished.  Yes accomplished.  Things can be done in the summer to to make it productive but the focus has to be on … More Tips to Making it a Fun & Productive Summer

When A Charity Becomes Personal: My Worst Birthday EVER.

This year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the worst birthday I have ever experienced.  See, I was born on August 17th and just 4 days earlier I had given birth to my 3rd baby girl.  I had eagerly waited her arrival as all mom’s do.  I was so calm about my birth because … More When A Charity Becomes Personal: My Worst Birthday EVER.

Rewarding Positive Behavior May Give You Negative Results

So the world has evolved to one of golden stars and treasure chests. The idea is pretty simple… The child does well and performs the tasks that they are asked to perform, and they are then rewarded. The sad truth is, life isn’t like that! No one gives us prizes or gold stars for paying … More Rewarding Positive Behavior May Give You Negative Results

How to Raise a Diverse Eater

Okay so this blog is dedicated to all the new moms out there.  Your conversations change when you become a mom.  Suddenly what and when your child eats and what and when your child poops becomes extremely important.  So important that you might find yourself discussing it over dinner or at a cocktail party.  Today’s … More How to Raise a Diverse Eater

SuperJuls Flies: How to cope with the loss of a child

Momtality’s note: Three years ago I was a by-stander on a journey that I never expected.  I met Sara 6 years ago through mutual friends when we were both new divorcees.  We quickly bonded over happy hours, girls vacations and eventually family trips.  She has three boys and I had three girls and they quickly … More SuperJuls Flies: How to cope with the loss of a child

Tips to Minimize Your Kids’ Fighting

Siblings love each other, they hate each other, they hate to love each other, they love to hate each other but here is the truth, they are STUCK with each other. So I get a text from my sister-in-law asking for tips on how to stop the kids from fighting, but here is the thing…you … More Tips to Minimize Your Kids’ Fighting