5 Things I Learned this Back to School Season

1. I will spill coffee on myself no matter what. Even if I’m careful at some point during the drop… [more]

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I’m in the Business of Getting Pissed off & I Really Want to Quit

I’m not sure when I went into this business, but I’ve been in it for a very long time. I wouldn’t… [more]

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Wednesday Wishes

It’s time for Wednesday Wishes! Let’s make some wishes. Make them big, make them small, make them… [more]

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Get a Free Ride from Britax before the Deal Ends on 9/28 #BritaxFreeRide

Guys, I’m crazy busy and tired, but before I call the internet quits for the day, I have to tell you… [more]

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LeapFrog LeapBand Review + Giveaway

We here are huge fans of LeapFrog products and whenever we’re given an opportunity to review one, we… [more]

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LeapsterGS Explorer Review & #Giveaway

by Claudya Martinez August 21, 2012
LeapFrog-Products

You don’t have to look around our home very long or very hard to figure out that we are big fans of LeapFrog products. What’s there not to love? They are fun, educational, and quickly embraced by my children. In the end it doesn’t matter how edu-taining I think a toy is, my kids have […]

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Parents and Their Kids

by Claudya Martinez August 20, 2012
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Parents love to talk about their kids. Is it because we love our kids? Sure. Is it because we want to bore you to death? No, of course not. What is it about parents and their kids? We find our kids interesting and a way of tapping into the Universal human condition. Okay, I might […]

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Library Time (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez August 18, 2012
Felt Board

            Books aren’t the only reason libraries are fun. San Francisco, CA.   I showed you mine, now show me yours. Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography carnival or photography meme (with or without words) that not only lets you share your part of the […]

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Latinos and the 2012 Election #WeDecide

by Claudya Martinez August 18, 2012
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It’s a big election year and my inner political monologue goes a little something like this: Poliltics?! Who has time for politics? I’m too busy changing diapers, freaking out about trying to get Put Pie into a public preschool, worried about how to make ends meet on what we’re making at the moment…but how can […]

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Weird Jobs (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez August 17, 2012
Weird jobs

I’ve had some really ridiculous jobs in my day. There was the one where I almost met George Clooney while hocking imitation designer perfumes. Almost is key. And there have been many others including the one I write about in my post at Aiming Low entitled, The Dangers of Dialing for Dollars. Yes, I was […]

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Encouraging Creativity #ShineOn #CleverGap

by Claudya Martinez August 16, 2012
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This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn. As the mother of two small children who fancies herself as creative, I love to encourage the artistic […]

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DIY Art

by Claudya Martinez August 15, 2012
Chile Pepper Picture

I took this picture… then I used Photoshop Elements 9 “Guided Edit- Pop Art” to turn it into this… and had a 16”X20” print made for $6.50 to hang in the kitchen. What have you made lately?

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How to be a Great Dad: Daddy Skills

by Claudya Martinez August 13, 2012
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My husband, Unknown Papi, is a great dad! He has mad daddy skills. I find it encouraging that more and more fathers seem to be taking pride in being fantastic fathers. So what does it take to be a great dad? I grew up without a father so all I can tell you is what […]

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Scenes from The Mission District (Sundays In My City)

by Claudya Martinez August 11, 2012
Mission Dolores

  Mission Dolores pictured above. Mission High School pictured below.   There is nothing like a walk through The Mission District in San Francisco, CA on a sunny day. Glorious!   I showed you mine, now show me yours. Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography carnival or photography meme (with […]

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Hope Instead of Worry (Fragmented Fridays)

by Claudya Martinez August 10, 2012
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Fell asleep peacefully last night, only to wake up in the middle of the night with a racing heart worrying about things I can do nothing about during the middle of the night. Reminded myself that there was nothing I could do at that very moment, focused on the comfort of my bed, the sweet […]

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