KID OOTD

Hey Mamas, I’m back with a kid ootd! Since dressing up Jamal is something I truly enjoy, I decided to make kid ootds a regular here on GetItTagetherMama. I have also decided that I was going to attempt to spend less money on his clothes, since he grows like a giant, and try to shop smart. This complete ootd only cost me $30 and the items were all bought at different times. I hope you mamas enjoy!!!!

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Mom Purse Essentials

Mom Purse Essentials

Mamas, how many times have you been out with your toddler and realized that you were super under prepared for the day. I can’t tell you how many times I went in my purse for a tissue for a runny nose or band aid for a booboo and came up empty handed. Honestly, not one of my proudest mommy moments. So on my journey of Getting It Tagether, I decided that my purse needed a mommy makeover. My goal is to keep my purse clean, organized and always stocked with the essentials. Now on to the essentials: Read more

KID OOTD + SuperHero Day at the Fairground

Today our local fairground had an awesome event, Princess, Ponies & Superhero Family Day. There were Equestrian Angels petting ponies (super cute), live racing, inflatables, and of course superheros and princesses. The event was free for kids 12 and under and only $5 dollars for adults. My little man was able to meet Batman and Spiderman and after some warming up pet some of the ponies. Overall the event was nice, although I was not a fan of the live racing(due to the whipping of horses involved). The weather was supposed to be pretty bad today, so we wanted to dress Jamal in something cute, causal and comfortable.

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Reconnecting with my Latina Roots

 

    This year I made 26 and to be completely honest with you I wasn’t excited. I felt like 26 was just one year closer to 30 and I began to think about all of the things that I wanted to accomplish, and hadn’t. That’s when I decided to sit down and make a list of things that I wanted to accomplish during year 26. At the very top of my list was reconnecting with my Latina roots.

   I was born to Dominican parents but was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. While my family is very engaged in our culture somewhere along my journey called life, I disconnected.  I grew up listening to bachata blast through our speakers, ate Dominican dishes every day, spoke Spanish, visited my country more times than I can count and somehow I regret to admit, it just didn’t stick. Now as a mother to a biracial toddler, the greatest gift I could give myself and him is to reconnect with my roots. How can I teach my son to be prideful in his Dominican heritage, if I have fallen short on doing so for myself?  So this year one of my priorities will be to not only reconnect but also celebrate my Latin roots. Here is my reconnection plan: Read more

Sabroso Sabados: Mangu

One of my favorite things about being a Dominicana is our delicioso cuisine. One of our most popular recipes is the Mangu, mashed plantanos (plantains). The great thing about plantanos is they are nutritionally beneficial; it contains loads of vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. It is so nutrient rich that it is often acknowledged for being a super food. The pros do not stop there though, it is also super tasty and easy to make. You can eat mangu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, main dish, side dish, you name it! I like to eat my mangu as my main dish with salchichon , queso frito, y aguacate (salami, fried cheese and avocado). Mangu is a must try for anyone who loves Dominican food, or just looking to try something different. Read more

Surviving Parade Season with a toddler

It’s that time again Nola mamas, Parade Season!  Now while Mardi Gras has the wild reputation that will make outsiders think it’s no place for kids, we know better! The throws not only include beads, but also stuffed animals and toys for the kids to enjoy. However, as natives we know that parades can be exhausting, so we have to prepare our little ones. Here are some tips to survive this parade season with your toddler.

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your toddler

Valentine’s Day is the day that couples come together to celebrate and honor their love. But what happens when a couple grows from a duo to a trio or maybe even a quartet? Suddenly Valentine’s Day is no longer just about planning that romantic getaway with dear husband. While you should still plan some alone time to celebrate your love with your significant other, you’ll probably also want to plan something for the other very special (little) people in your life. Here are 5 fun things to do with your toddler this Valentine’s Day.

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