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A Dreaded Summer Task Made Easier

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One of the tasks I dread the most when the weather starts getting warmer is our annual garage cleanup. We normally tackle this in early spring, but the weather has been crazy in Colorado and it’s only in the last couple of weeks that it has actually gotten warmer, so we finally decided the time had come  — especially because I got these really cool, versatile and new Rubbermaid All Access Storage Containers that got me pretty excited about re-organizingRead More ...

Want to Host A Healthy Child Party? {Giveaway}

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For over a year now both Roxana and I have been advocating for clean air and creating awareness about the toxic chemicals which taint our air as part of the Moms Clean Air Force. We are now taking that a step further  and have volunteered our time to be active with another non-profit we feel aligned with: Healthy Child Healthy World. For the past two decades, Healthy Child has been on a mission-and very successful at it- to “ignite a movementRead More ...

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax “Speaks For The Trees” {Giveaway}

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax hits theaters this Friday, March 2nd! The movie follows the journey of a twelve-year-old boy as he searches for the one thing that could win him the affection of the girl of his dreams. In trying to do so he discovers the story of the Lorax, who is a grumpy yet charming creature fighting to protect his world. I was lucky enough to screen this much-anticipated movie a couple of weeks ago with my girl. Watching The LoraxRead More ...

Why I Joined The Moms Clean Air Force {Video}

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One of the best news I received while on my trip to El Salvador to celebrate the holidays was the announcement of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards as a reality. Since April of 2011, Roxana and I  had been telling you about this 21-year in the making standards which the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] had introduced in March. We had never participated so actively with a cause as important as this one. Nothing can really collectively matter as much asRead More ...

It Only Takes ONE Mom

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One of the most beautiful things my newfound blogging career has brought to my life is to be surrounded and constantly inspired by amazing mujeres and moms. To listen to most bloggers’ stories is to be drenched in passion by their tenacity, originality and constant strive to create the lives they envision for their families. Through these women I’ve learned that my voice is powerful, that I need to advocate, be involved, and give back to that which I believeRead More ...

Did You Know Asthma is An Epidemic Among Latino Kids?

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You read that right, Latino kids suffer much more from dirty air and it’s effects, such as asthma.  In fact, 60% of Latino children are more likely to suffer from asthma and other respiratory conditions as compared to non-Latino whites.  It doesn’t end there:  Latinos are three times as likely to die of asthma. The most horrible aspect of all of this is that our community is being overly affected largely because of the areas we live in, the jobs we haveRead More ...

Time is Running Out! Will You Support Our Fight For Clean Air?

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For the last two months Roxana and I have been writing posts and sharing information about the dangers of the toxins in the air we breathe and the prevalence of asthma among Latino kids. We’ve also shared with you simple ways in which you can join us in spreading awareness and advocating for clean air because we truly believe that if we can be activists, so can you. And now we’re respectfully coming to you with one last plea toRead More ...

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