Friday, June 17
Change gears a bit... I recently saw a documentary and although I really enjoyed it there was one part that got me pretty upset. This "Doctor," I believe she was, said that children in low income families have a vocabulary that is thousands of worse less than children who grow up in a family that is well-off.
And I guess I'm not mad at the "Doctor," but mad at the parents, or society or God, because does the Bible not say not to let others see that you are "poor" or "hungry?" Yet, we often see those children and families and we automatically know and sometimes assume that they are low-income. Yes, they might not afford the same tuition-based schools or fancy daycare's and expensive trips, but we should make the most of what we got and not be so down in the dumps because we are poor. We have each other
and we have so much public assistance, libraries, free education, friends and family who can enrich our lives!
Just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to eat alphabet soup 7 days a week! Just because you are poor doesn't mean you can walk into the library and check out books and movies (FOR FREE!). AND, just because you are poor doesn't mean you have to choose to pay for INTERNET rather than saving that money to treat your family on vacation!
I know it can be hard for someone with no job or no car to put a smile on your face, but our children, your children are watching you! They are watching how you deal with the challenges that you face every moment of everyday!
"It takes a village to raise a child"
Not sure if this post made any sense... but I hope you have a great weekend! I take every opportunity that is thrown my way to teach my girls something, whether it be a new word or experience and you don't have to be rich to do that! My girls (all 3) are enrolled in a wonderful school and one of their motos'
is "CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP!"
Wednesday, May 25
Don't those words just do something to ya? Doesn't it just say, "You've got to have me!" Well, not really. It just makes it more inciting. Usually if my husband sees that, especially on a box of snacks of some sort, he's GOT TO HAVE THEM! It's just so fun!
AND THAT IS REASON NUMBER ONE WHY YOU SHOULD NOT SHOP WITH YOUR HUSBAND!
I am a #SocialInsider and I just love being apart of this awesome community! When I read the email that Purex was coming out with a new scent I didn't think anything of it, but then when I saw the words "TEXAS" and "Bluebonnets" I got excited and literally screamed! I just love bluebonnets!
I think many of us have the memory of us at our grandparents house as children and smelling the yummy bluebonnets that were planted in the front yard. I sure do!
Purex and Social Insiders were so kind and I was so thankful to get to help them tell all my Texan friends about their new scent! I've been using it for almost 2 weeks and I already went to go buy another bottle.
You can read more about Purex Bluebonnet detergent CLICK HERE.
Feel free to follow and thank Purex for this amazing smelling detergent that brings back memories:
If you are as excited as I am, it's your lucky day! #GIVEAWAY TIME!!
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The giveaway will end on May 27th and there will be 2 winners! I will email the winner and you must reply with your mailing info by the 29th! *TEXANS ONLY*
Find the Limited Edition bottle at your local grocery store and share it on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook with the hashtag #DSHBluebonnetsGiveaway, #PurexFreshBluebonnet and tag me for 5 EXTRA ENTRIES!
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Sunday, March 27
We enjoyed this beautiful Easter Sunday with our family! It couldn't have gone any better. The beast part was going to mass at La Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle! Before mass we took the amazing photos of the girls (above). It was a beautiful mas and then went home to gather and make the rest of the ingredients and food that we made for our Easter Dinner Party with family.
We had our traditional Easter Egg Hunt right at 7pm, which was perfect because the sun shined down on everyone a beautiful orange color. We all had a blast. We don't dye hard-boiled eggs, we fill them with confetti and then break them on eachothers' heads. We call them Cascarones!
How do you celebrate?
I put together a few clips throughout the day, check it out and enjoy. We celebrate that Jesus is alive, Alleluia!
Thursday, March 17
Spring break for us started on Friday! Woohoo! And it ends with Eliada turning 7 years old, it's been great so far, but the best is still yet to come! here is our "To-Do" list for this year...
- Sleep-in (check)
- Free-Cone Day @ Dairy Queen (check)
- Go to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show + Carnival
- Go on a bike ride
- Attend the Fairy Festival (for Eliadas Birthday)
- Spa-Day (at home)
- Plant more seeds in our Garden
- DO NOTHING DAY!
- Celebrate Eliada's Birthday
Got anything exciting planned this week? Share it with me below! Follow me on Instagram to see some action shots! I can't believe we have things growing in the garden! Hope ya'll have a good and safe Spring Break... we live about an hour from the beach and I've heard it's crazy out there, so again, be careful!
Linking up with Kat from MamaKatsLosinIt.com
Monday, March 14
Each year there are usually a few movies that have to do with the resurrection during this time of year, but they are not always family-friendly. But we are so excited about this year. Have you heard about "The Young Messiah," keep reading to find out more (plus a giveaway).
The Young Messiah is not just a story about Jesus. It’s the story about Jesus and his family. Heading into this film the producers knew this was a fresh take on Jesus and the Holy family. The filmmakers quickly realized Mary and Joseph faced many of the same problems as parents today.
As parents we are always face with difficult decisions on what's best for our children. Share with your readers a personal parenting story from your family of a difficult decision you made that was in your child's best interest. Share the importance of doing the right thing rather than the easy thing.
The Young Messiah - IN THEATERS MARCH 11TH
Watch the official Trailer...
Inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus.
Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family.
When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?
Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
Follow The Young Messiah on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Watch The Young Messiah “Parenting” featurette (BELOW) and find out why the film-makers feel the importance of connecting with the holy family and why they are relatable in today’s parenting world.
• The Young Messiah opens in theaters March 11! Find out which theater near you has a showing on opening weekend.
• The Young Messiah opens in theaters March 11! Find out which theater near you has a showing on opening weekend.
GIVEAWAY - Did you watch the Trailer?
Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment with how the holy family inspires them and what it means for family to support and protect each other. (be sure to include your email)BONUS Entries: Get social with it!
• Tweet using the #TheYoungMessiah hashtag and mention +DontSayHurry on Twitter.
• Share the giveaway with your friends on Facebook and tag me DontSayHurry so I can see the post (Be sure it's public)
Winner will receive 4 AMC Movie Tickets! 2 for you and 2 to giveaway!
*US ONLY! Giveaway will be live for 7 days and will end on March 21st at 11:59pm and will randomly choose a winner. Winner has 48hrs to respond or I will choose another winner.
I am also being given 2 free tickets to share this information with my readers. Each household is only eligible to win 4 AMC Movie Tickets (2 for you and 2 to giveaway) via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Tuesday, March 8
We have attended several events in our area and she has some interest in it, but I thinking going to a camp where she can interact with other kids her age and get to do all this fun stuff will just inspire her more!
I wanted to share more information about DMA with my readers!
Digital Media Academy tech summer camps are filling up faster than ever! Don't miss out on the summer experience of a lifetime - SAVE $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by March 31, 2016.
At DMA, kids (ages 6-12) and teens (ages 12-17) learn computer programming, app development, 3D modeling, robotics, graphic design, filmmaking, and much more!
Choose from one week DMA Camps, or step it up with two week DMA Academies , all taught by industry experts and tech professionals.
Campers get hands-on experience creating projects using the latest hardware and software from Apple, Canon, Adobe, and more.
Digital Media Academy also offers STEM camps just for girls, called Made by Girls! Learn from a female role model and tech professional in an environment of creative girls just like you!
Hurry, save $100 with code CR8TECH16 when you register by March 31!
See you this summer at Digital Media Academy! #CreateTheNext
Find your summer camp at DigitalMediaAcademy.org! Questions? Call 1(866)656-3342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure: I will receive a giftcard for sharing DMA with ya'll.
Friday, March 4
After years and years of reading, watching youtube videos and being pressured by my children....
WE PLANTED A GARDEN!!
I'm so freakin excited it's not even funny! Keep an eye out on RGVMB as I will be sharing something garden related on there soon!
But I still don't know everything and I'm still watching Youtube videos while folding clothes or washing dishes, but PLEASE!!! If you have any tips, tricks or anything you'd like to share, PLEASE DO! This is the only picture I have right now, I just finished planting the last "bush" a few minutes ago.... yes, I finished around midnight! lol
I am sooooo afraid of DEATH (aren't we all), meaning, I'm afraid that the plants may not survive! Over the past few years I just forget about my plants, indoor and out. I want to care for them, I just want to do it right and I just get overwhelmed I guess.
But, none-the-less, I did it and we're going forward!
WISH ME LUCK!
Let's not get all somber... there's also something else I wanted to share with ya'll.... A SWEEPSTAKES! I'm joining in with Influencer and a Pinterest Sweepstakes! Read the details and ENTER BELOW!
What flower traits fit your personality best. Are you a happy Daisy or a motherly Lily' Repin your flower personality or another pin that inspires you for a chance to win $100 VISA card & a Lone Star Living Bouquet. Starting March 1, 2016 for Texas residents only.
Wednesday, February 24
- Scraping your knuckles against the wall while caring your laundry basket
- Your grocery bag tearing cus the cute bagger put to many cans in one bag
- Splitting your lip when your toddler runs in for a hug/kiss
- Falling into the tub because your legs are asleep after taking baby a bath
- Burning the rice!
- Stubbing your toes or stepping on Legos
Hope that made you giggle! Funny how priorities are different now than they were before we had kids. And yeah, I really dread rubbing my knuckles along the wall cus our laundry room is quite narrow. And it actually happened and that’s what inspired my post! And it was just one knuckle and it hurt for a few days. Just imagine washing dishes in hot water with raw skin exposes! OUCH!
But there’s nothing more satisfying for me to be home with my girls and watch them grow, right in front of my eyes, into their own person! I would gladly share all of my “battle wounds” with anyone that would want to see (except that c-section scar)!
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