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When you are a parent you have so many dreams and wishes for your children. How do you teach them to go after their own dreams?


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This post is sponsored by Disney’s Pinocchio. All opinions and the wish for my child are my own. Ever think about what your greatest wish for your child might be? Do you want them to be smart? Successful? Healthy? Happy? Good human beings? Maybe all of thee above. When I was a child, I
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I've always wanted to join the vacation club, this is just one more reason why I should. 
 
“Ever After” continues “after hours” in 2017 as Disney Vacation Club presents 11 “Moonlight Magic” events for Members and special guests as part of “Membership Magic Ever After.”
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Elizabeth had an amazing time when she visited St Jude Children’s hospital last year. Find out how you can support them in a fun and easy way this Giving Tuesday. November 29th has become earmarked as #givingtuesday, a way to remember others in between giving thanks for all we’ve got and shopping for a whole …
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Carnival Cruises' Fathom Line to End Cuba Trips - Condé Nast Traveler
The fledgling brand won fame for being the first U.S. cruise line back in Cuba, but good press wasn't enough to keep it sailing.
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A fabulous interview with Ken Jeong on letting go and making leaps
Change can be hard and scary -- the uncertainty, the letting go of security, the need to trust in the act of trying. In Episode 56, Asha and I talk about and share my interview with actor Dr. Ken Jeong (of The Hangover and Dr. Ken fame) about making leaps. In this candid interview, Jeong shares about leaving medicine for acting, dealing with fear of failure and other people’s expectations, letting go of control, how his experience has ...
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Damn these sound yummy!

 
YUM! Easy #GameTime Recipe: Sriracha Teriyaki Wings http://buff.ly/2j5vx1Q #gameday #biggame
My husband has always been a fan of chicken wings and loves to try different flavors. Though he is a big fan of spicy buffalo chicken wings, I tend to prefer the sweeter flavors, such as teriyaki or honey BBQ. Recently, our girl has become a fan of not only chicken wings, but also spicy …
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They're SO good! LOL Thanks for sharing! :)
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Holiday Traditions that make the season more memorable. http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/family-traditions-holiday/
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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Disney. All opinions are my own. Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? My family is super busy and it seems like the older they get, the busier we get and the faster it all goes by. I remember that first
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Disney’s newest heroine, Moana, has arrived at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. Guests can experience the spirit of adventure and wonder of Hawai’i with fun-filled activities, enchanting storytelling, a special makeover, character greeting moments
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LittleBrother, You’ve been nine for five days and I’m just sitting down to write your birthday letter. As I’m sure you know, when your birthday falls on Thanksgiving, things get a little crazy. Don’t worry. I had to share my 30th birthday with Jesus, so I…
LittleBrother, You’ve been nine for five days and I’m just sitting down to write your birthday letter. As I’m sure you know, when your birthday falls on Thanksgiving, things get a little crazy. Don’t worry. I had to share my 30th birthday with Jesus, so I feel your pain. You have made me laugh every … Continue reading Nine.
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I’m not good at keeping secrets. At all. But when it comes to certain things, I *can* get the secret job done. Last spring I went on a top secret Guardian of the Galaxy 2 set visit. It was the coolest trip ever because: 1) I’m a HUGE fan of the 1st film 2) I’m…
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Truth Sayer* Latina Blogger *Mom Google Wearing* Freelance Writer * Social Media Influencer * Chicago Native *Parenting Expert who loves tech, travel and cute clothes.
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I write with honesty, live with integrity and love with passion. My family is my priority but writing is how I process life. I believe in hard work and never giving up on my dreams or people I love. I love what I do and I do it well.

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I am the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood but I can also be found writing at Aiming Low, MoonFrye, The BroadSide,, The Stir, Mamas Latinas Que Mas, Smart Mom Style, Modern Baby, Everyday Family, Vitals, Scary Mommy, SheKnows Expert and the Huffington Post. I've been listed as one of the top 10 most thought provoking blogs by Sheknows. I've been quoted on the Columbia Review. Spent the day with a 20/20 crew at my house,. Named one of Babble's top 100 Blogger, Reader's choice in the Latina division 2014. Featured in Latina Magazine as one of the top 37 Latina Bloggers to Watch in 2014!
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  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Eastern Tennessee State University
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Last Friday, on the beautiful campus of the University of California Santa Barbara, 22-year-old gunman Elliot Rodger decided that the women

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Believe me when I say these ideas are priceless. I promise, they will make mom happier than any pearl necklace or crappy diamond ever did.

7 Sex toys for the ultimate female orgasm by Deborah Cruz on SheKnows
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We all want and deserve orgasms, and who says we have to wait for someone else to give it to us?

How to revive the romance in your marriage by Deborah Cruz on SheKnows
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Silence is golden... until it means you're taking your partner for granted. Here's how to rev up your relationship.

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6 Ridiculous Divorce Stats That Will Scare Any Sane Woman
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