Category Archive: Familia

Why You Need Your Girls As You Get Older

Yesterday I had brunch with my best girls. I’ve known each one of them for at least 20 years, some 25+. We all lead very different lives, but it is our genuine love… Continue reading

A Modern Day Baby Book: AndoramaPix

I take a lot of pictures. I always have. With a camera constantly at my fingertips, I take more than the memory on my phone can even hold. I have tons of pics… Continue reading

Clear Your Mind: A Journey to Meditation

Over the last few years my focus and outlook on life have changed. Maybe it’s age, maybe maturity, maybe the near-death experience, maybe having a second child. Regardless of how it came about,… Continue reading

What’s In a Name? This is What’s in My Daughter’s. 

For 11 years Xander was my whole world, my only child, my baby boy. While he was always enough, I knew he wouldn’t be my only child. Even when my doctor said she… Continue reading

A Bitter-Sweet Goodbye to Summer

Today is my last official day of summer vacation. Sad, I know. It’s a bitter-sweet goodbye, as it is every year at this time.  I love, love, love my job. I consider myself… Continue reading

LEGO® KidsFest Tickets Giveaway!

I am beyond excited to attend LEGO KidsFest with my kids and hubby. We are all huge LEGO fans. My son, now 12, enjoys the LEGO sets for older kids while my 19… Continue reading

5 Tips for Flying with a One Year Old

A few weeks ago we took our annual summer family vacation. Last year we made sure to make our summer vacay one within driving distance because MJ was only 6 months old and… Continue reading

One Point for Dora 

I’m a strong believer that exposure is one of the greatest methods of teaching young children. In my classroom not once have a ever shown a flash card or drilled a number chart… Continue reading

Tranquility Among the Trees

A friend of mine recently visited Landa Library and recommended it to me. There’s a library by my house, I thought, but she explained that Landa Library is so much more than a… Continue reading

She’s Asleep! Ready, Set, Go!

Mj is not much of a napper. She hasn’t been since the day we brought her home from the hospital. When she was about a month old my husband said “I thought babies… Continue reading