My toddler, Mia, is acting exactly how I feel. Overjoyed. What a year this has been. For some it was good, for some it was bad, and for some it was just another year. For us, as a family, it started out pretty rocky with my body still recovering from the preeclampsia I suffered postpartum, but around May, things started to turn around. I got a clean bill of health, was able to start working out again (definitely helped my mood), and I finally felt like I could put that whole scary chapter behind. And I did. We left for…

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Yes, you, my little buddha baby. This post is for you. You’ve got your first year under your belt and I am so ready to start this next chapter of your life. Not that the first year wasn’t fun. It was. You’ve shown us how to be easy going. You’ve shown us all how to be happier. Your constant smile and giggles are contagious. My neurotic ways have been pacified by your peaceful stares and gentles touch. You, my angel, are exactly what we needed in the family. And that’s why I am so excited and overjoyed for what comes…

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I’m a big fan of natural fabrics. Give me all the cotton, silk and linen in the store and I’m a happy camper. There’s just something nice about wearing it and in my opinion, you always look top notch. Don’t get me wrong, of course I own polyester and blends but I find that more often than not, I find myself gravitating towards the items in my wardrobe that are breathable. They just make me feel ahhhhhhh. Banana Republic gifted me this gorgeous silk dress last year right before my preggo belly popped so I didn’t get a chance to…

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect but all opinions are my own. Mia’s got some new friends and that’s okay with me because these girls are like family. Meet sisters Viviana and Valentina along with their cousins Felicia and Roxxi part of the Vi and Va dolls collection. No doubt you’ll be seeing them around town soon and especially in little hands. They’re exclusively sold at Target and thanks to their unique story, they’re geared towards embracing and honoring ethnic diversity. It’s so important that small children have toys that…

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Well friends, we have officially reached the age where Disney is not only a word in Mia’s vocabulary, it’s a destination and almost a lifestyle. We’ve got Disney videos, Frozen shirts, more Minnie Mouses than one can count (see above) and a playlist full of Disney songs… Frankly, having grown up with Disney, I’m happy to see little Mia build her own “friendship” with these beloved characters. Tonight, we are heading up to VIP preview of Disney on Ice and I can’t wait to see Mia’s face as she meets Minnie Mouse for the first time. These are the things…

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