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05/24/2019

NINE THINGS MY DAUGHTER HAS TAUGHT ME

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My daughter turned nine on April 24.
Mother’s day was also almost two weeks ago.
Two major dates for me to write and publish this post.

Each year on this day, we celebrate the greatest gift that I could have ever been given. Even though she stole my birthday, the day she came into this world will always be my favorite.
As she’s getting older, it is both amazing and unbelievably scary watching her grow into her own person.

From the moment my cheese ball was born, she’s been a big baby.
I mean just look at how tall she is for her age!

The journey of Motherhood is not easy, and my daughter has taught me many valuable life lessons these last nine years. 

There have been a lot of times where I’ve had to take a step back and re-think what I expect from her because, although she looks older, she’s still a little kid.
But then there are other moments where I’m thrown off a little and say, “Wait is she trying to take advantage of my love?”

When it comes to motherhood, we tend to overthink the majority of the time. We put unattainable expectations thinking we are wonder woman and often compare our parenting skills to our own mothers.

Real-life pressures have helped me realize that motherhood is not something you can figure out 100% of the time, despite the image that that perfect social media moms try to sell.

Below I am sharing nine lessons my daughter has taught me these nine years I’ve been able to spend with her.
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02/02/2019

VISITING EPIC WATERS WATER PARK GRAND PRAIRIE AS A SINGLE MOM*

Epics Water GP

When you think about water parks, you instantly think “My wallet is going to get hit hard” at least that’s what I would think.
Especially as a single mom.
You know nowadays most activities or attractions are super expensive.
They have all these insane charges that can make it difficult for you to experience with your kiddos.
I had the opportunity to visit Epic Waters Indoor Water Park this past winter!
I mean I would have never imagined you can go to the water park during the winter, but now you can!!
All year round!

We spent eight full hours at the largest indoor water park under a single retractable roof in North America!

Yep, that is correct, there’s finally an indoor water park that is open year-round in the DFW.

If you know my daughter, you probably would know that she was a mermaid in her past life.
She loves the water, the ocean, water parks, pools and activities that have to do with water.
But let me tell you she doesn’t like to shower!
Now that makes no sense at all, does it?

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01/21/2019

BRANDING YOUR VISION WITH ELAYNA FERNANDEZ- THE POSITIVE MOM

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Three weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend the @postivemom_ #BrandYourVision workshop in Downtown Fort Worth.

I’ve known Elayna for quite a while now.
I was drawn into her amazing spirit when she shared her story at #WeAllGrow back in 2017.
Her story made me have a different outlook in life.  I used to question a lot what I’ve been through, but when I heard her story, she completed transformed the way I needed to look at things.

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01/16/2019

MY WORD FOR 2019

Two weeks after the beginning of the year, I can officially say that the year has started.

For some reason I feel like the first two weeks of the year still feels like the previous year or is it only me that feels that way?

Magnolia Market Waco

For the past year when the new year hits I come up with a word for the upcoming year that I want to use as inspiration.

This year is no different.
 I decided to choose my word for 2019.
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02/06/2018

FIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH SELF-DOUBT

We live in a world full of constant pressures.

We often come across the perfect mom, dedicated wife, the amazing body, great career, and great relationship.

Honestly, as much as we try not to compare ourselves, we simply can’t.

Crystal Cove

We simply can’t help but pressure ourselves with what we “think” we should be doing.

Self-doubt is something that is hard for us to understand, but that we constantly fall for.
I’ve been a victim of this feeling several times.

As we begin to age, not that 28 or 30 is such an old age, we often get pressured about what we should accomplish by a certain age or time frames.
For the most part, we put the pressure on ourselves.

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01/15/2018

THINGS I WANT TO TEACH MY DAUGHTER ABOUT BEING STRONG

THINGS I WANT TO TEACH MY DAUGHTER ABOUT BEING STRONGBeing strong is a difficult subject to discuss.
2017 was the year where being too strong finally bit me on the tail.
2018 I want to focus a little more and experience vulnerability.
Confession, I can’t say vulnerability in real life lol.

I’ve discussed before how my daughter experiences sensitivity a lot more than a I do.
For the past few years, I’ve had the wrong concept when it came to being strong.
With a little time I was able to gather some ideas on what to teach my daughter about being strong.

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01/06/2018

MY WORD FOR 2018

Hello 2018!

For this year I wanted to start my first 2018 blog post with something different.
This is the first time I am choosing a word for 2018.

GROW

verb
(of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity.

For the past few years I’ve been afraid to grow.
I’ve been making up tons of excuses.
I have been sitting in my comfort zone for too long, way too long I would say.
I’ve been wanting to learn more or do different things.

I feel like my brain is not capable of learning more than what I know.

Which is dumb, I know.

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11/16/2017

#THNXBIRTHCONTROL

About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend a brunch event with Planned Parenthood and We All Grow Latina Network.

We had brunch while we were being educated about what, and how planned parent hood has and can help our Latino community.

When it comes to the sexual topics, and sexual health, the Hispanic community tends to go nuts about it.
Meaning, they do not want to discuss and almost make you feel like you’re committing the biggest sin, just by simply talking or asking about it.

In better words, there is a huge taboo around this subject and Latinos.

#Fight4BirthControlOne of the biggest taboo within the latinas, is birth control.

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11/15/2017

#WEALLGROWFAMILIA 2017 RECAP

Tell me if Ana Flores and the We All Grow Latina Network don’t freaking ROCK??!!!

They always, always exceed all expectations!

Lately I have been all about the feel of being at the right place at the right time.

This past month I was able to attend the second #WeAllGrowFamilia Event at Munchkin headquarters.

This year I had a special guest to go with me.

WE ALL GROW FAMILIA 2017Photo Credit: Robson Muzel


My daughter was able to attend the event with me, since we had a last minute baby sitter hiccup.

I was a little skeptical and afraid she was not going to enjoy the event or ask me to leave every hour.
Luckily, that was not the case, she actually enjoyed and kept on asking questions about people in there.

She was very curious as to what everyone was doing there and what they did.

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10/25/2017

READING AFTERNOONS AT THE PARK WITH APPLE & EVE*

We have been into school mode for almost three months.
My daughter second grade teacher is focusing intensely in reading this year.

When it comes to reading, our kids tend to dread reading time often or at least mine.
I find that when I say “Jailah it’s time to read” she tries almost everything to not do it.

Of course as a mom we MUST always find ways to implement things our kids don’t like and make them like it right??!!!

While listening to my daughter read on one of her reading nights, I figured I could maybe do something outside of the ordinary and have reading afternoons at the park.

Reading at the park nights

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