Category: homeschooling

Back to school brings big change for us

Back to school brings big change for us

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. All opinions are my own. Our back-to-school season is looking a little bit different this year. For the first time ever, I enrolled two of my kids —…

LéaLA | Encouraging bilingual books and Latino culture

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LéaLA and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little girl, my nose was always in a book. Reading opened up to a whole new world to me. Suddenly, I was…

For kids: Make a collage like Kandinsky

For kids: Make a collage like Kandinsky

Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist artist Kandinsky, create this fun paper collage the kids will love making at home during craft time. I am a big fan of Google Doodles. I love to see how Google changes its logo to…

Visiting our National Parks: World War II Valor in the Pacific

Visiting our National Parks: World War II Valor in the Pacific

Ever since I went on the amazing trip to one of our National Parks with American Latino Expedition, I’ve had a love affair with our national parks. I now realize how important they are to preserve and to visit! I…

Behind the scenes: In-n-Out burger

Behind the scenes: In-n-Out burger

omg…yum. Growing up, eating In-N-Out Burger was a treat. The nearest In-n-Out was off the 60 freeway, in Hacienda Heights, which was a good forty miles away. We knew that we’d get a yummy animal style burger on our way…

Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday to you! Printable

Dr. Seuss: Happy Birthday to you! Printable

Xixi and Maya as Thing 1 & Thing 2 on Halloween in 2010. Today is Theodor Seuss Geisel‘s birthday. I’ve been an avid Dr. Seuss fan since forever. His whimsical book illustrations are what made me want to become an…

Modern Art 4 Kids: Frank Stella Sculptures

Modern Art 4 Kids: Frank Stella Sculptures

What is a sculpture? sculp·ture/ˈskəlpCHər/ Noun: The art of making two- or three-dimensional representative or abstract forms, esp. by carving stone or wood or by casting metal or plaster. Verb: Make or represent (a form) by carving, casting, or other…

Homeschooling: Letting your child learn at his own pace

Homeschooling: Letting your child learn at his own pace

My sons have a long history of being late bloomers when it comes to reading. My oldest son Noah used to trick me by making up elaborate stories while he read aloud. I remember being so relieved, so proud that…

Modern Art 4 Kids: Using magazines to create an abstract drawing

Modern Art 4 Kids: Using magazines to create an abstract drawing

I am totally loving all of the little artists who’ve been coming over to my place and making art with us on Wednesdays. I’m hoping more and more children join us because it will be the growth of a seed…

Andy Warhol-inspired: Pop Art portraits

Andy Warhol-inspired: Pop Art portraits

I recently started teaching art classes again and it feels so good! It is a privilege to guide a young person through the creative process. I’ve loved art ever since I was a small child. I can remember being in…