5 Easy Tips For New Parents #PlaytexEssentials #pmedia #Ad

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5 Easy Tips For New Parents #PlaytexEssentias #pmedia #Ad

I remember how difficult it was for me when I had my first baby, it was the most amazing experience and also the most terrified one.
My husband and I didn’t know what to do and sometimes I was just sitting crying because it was to much. Thank God we learned a lot with our first one and when the second one came along we were like experts, all ready and we created the most simple handbook for our fellow friends, getting ready to become parents for the first time.

Today I want to share with you our 5 simple steps on how to keep your baby happy all the time, of course these steps are just our experience but, we actually been very successful with our friends and these recommendations.

Clean Diaper: This is the first step, you need to follow when your baby is crying, checking the baby and making sure it doesn’t need a new diaper. And if for some reason you need to change the dirty diaper let me recommend you the Diaper Genie, this is a great way to keep those stinky friends out of the way, this great product is essential for any new mommy, helps you with the task of keeping odors away and all those diapers in one place. I love it so much, and I always tried to share any product that is helpful and necessary to make the life of the mommy and the baby easier.

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Burping the Baby: Ok, of course you need to make sure that after feeding your baby, it needs some help to get rid of that nasty gas.

Clothes: Remember, your baby’s temperature is not that same as you, and sometimes he/she cries because is to warm or to cold. So, when choosing the clothes for the baby try it on he/she first and see if the little one is happy and comfy.

Feeding: Babies don’t cry just because they are hungry, and to taste this you can simply put the pacifier in their mouth and see if they grab it, it is very important not to feed your baby every time he/she cries. A healthy baby is a happy baby and to much food, is not good.

Sleep: This is very difficult for the newborn, because they don’t understand that you need to sleep too, so try to make a good schedule. Before putting your baby to sleep follow these steps, make sure they will be happy and ready for another day to come.

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So this is our handbook and I really hope you like it. This little piece of paper is going to be present to my friend and her baby with the Diaper Genie I just bought for her which is the perfect gift for any new mom, a real helper for those dirty diapers, I know she is going to have for some time.

 

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Be sure to take advantage of the Diaper Genie Mommy Time” Rewards Program! Earn points to use towards great rewards for yourself every time you buy or register for  Diaper Genie products. Take a photo of your store receipt using your mobile phone or upload a photo of your receipt or baby registry from your desktop and create your own Mommy Time Rewards profile, log in to your Mommy Time Rewards account to redeem your points for eGift Card rewards.

You can find this great product at Target, and make it beautiful and a little personal, just like I did, by adding a few cute stickers, I know she would love this present and cherish it for some time.

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Chicken Taquitos with Honey-Soy Sauce #KikkomanSaborLBC #ad

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and text are mine own.

Chicken Taquitos with Honey-Soy Sauce #KikkomamSaborLBC #ad

I want to share with you today a delicious and different recipe, the perfect appetizer for any kind of party. It is so good the even your kids are going to love this recipe.
Ok no more misteries, I made for you today a delicious, easy and crunchy chicken taquitos with a honey soy sauce, yes you are not going to believes how easy it is to make this recipe and so fast.
With only 7 ingredients it is perfect to take to any party or just to eat it by yourself.

One ingredient the I love to use in my house is Kikkoman Soy Sauce is a versatile ingredient that can be used to cook many different types of cuisines, and is a flavor enhancer, to qualities the a great sauce must have.

This ingredient is key in my sauce, no extra salt and no other species are necessary to give this recipe the perfect personal touch that I know you can give it.

If you want to vary the meat, consider using pork, sausages or tofu, this are different and great ideas to shake it up a little this delicious taquitos. Just make sure that the pork and the sausages are completely cook before hand.

And of course I want your opinions and comments what other great ideas you have to make this taquitos more special.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups shredded roast chicken
  • 10 flour tortillas medium size
  • 1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of salt
  • Oil to fry

DIRECTIONS

In a pan heat the oil to medium low heat.
Add some salt to the chicken if necessary; heat up the tortillas in the microwave for 45 seconds and keep then warm.
Place about 1/4 cup of the chicken in the tortilla and roll up to make the taquito, secure with a toothpick.
Place each taquito in the skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown about 2 minutes per side.
One ready make de sauce, just mix soy sauce, sesame oil and honey until combine.

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Serve hot or room temperature, if you want to make more than 10 just doble the recipe.

This recipe makes 10 taquitos

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kikkoman. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sweet Merienda Moments DIY #FunSizeMerienda #ad

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Sweet Merienda Moments DIY #FunSizeMerienda #CollectiveBias #ad

For those who are foreign to the Merienda term,  is a specific time of day where we shared with family some quality and use it to make it more educational and to connect with our kids and have some necessary dialogues enjoying a delicious merienda, coffee, tea, soda or other.
In the Latino culture this is very common, and it is a tradition that is passed from generation to generation.
For me, living in the United States, it has been even more important that my children learn and continue with these traditions.
In Costa Rica, we meet at 3 pm at the home of a family member, to eat, drink coffee and share with the family, is a way to have some conversations with our grandparents and Lear even more about what life was for them in the early years, it takes us about an hour or until the bread is finished.
In my house as my daughters do not drink coffee, I created a different way of sharing this moment of the day, which is to incorporate a craft they want to do.

In this case we made a DYI Merienda schedule for the back to school, and we incorporated this idea using Fun Size MARS Chocolates. Because everything is better with chocolate.

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This is the list of materials you need:

  • Markers
  • 2 Sheets of Construction paper (white)
  • Glue
  • 10 Mini Springs
  • Candy
  • Stickers

This is very simple, is a craft for the kids to use their imagination so let them be very creative. With the markers write the days of the week, do not include the weekend, divide each column, them add glue to place the springs in each column, and let them pick the candy to add to the schedule. They can use stickers just to place the first letter of the day of the week. Very important to add their name and if they want make some decorations.

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What I love of this craft is the we spend a lot of time together and at the same time eat some chocolate, specially the Fun Size MARS Chocolates; These chocolates are perfect for any time of the day but special for a sweet merienda moment.
You can find MARS chocolates at your local Walmart  and to make it easy here are some pictures for you to know the aisle where is located.

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Our traditions and family moments are very important to us, and I want to know what are your traditions while the Merienda time, whats your favorite time of the day to have Merienda and what’s your favorite thing to do?
Leve me a comment I would love to hear from you.

Chocolate Chunks Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream #CreativeCookieExchange

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We all love cookies and ice cream, specially when you can combine them and make a delicious sandwich.
This month the #CreativeCookieExchange, is bringing all the temptations together, yes we have all kinds of cookies and ice cream. Your eyes will be melted by the end of this post, am sure.
And just to make it even more decadent, I made for you a delicious, chocolate chunks cookies, a simple cookie with some dark chocolate squares that make this combination jus perfect.
I did not made the ice cream but is just to show you that you can combine this delicious cookies with any kind of ice cream flavor; my favorite has always been vanilla and is the one I made very often.
I want to here what you think of my cookies, and with what flavor of ice cream you would like to combine them.
Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • pinch of salt
  • Your favorte ice cream

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Cream sugar ans butter for 5 minutes, add the egg and vanilla extract and mix for 2 minutes on medium low speed.

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Mix in a bowl flour, salt and baking powder and add to the above mixture, mix in by hand the dark chocolate chunks.
Prepare the baking sheet, I use this super cute waffle cookie sheet, I found it on sale and you know it was hard to resist the temptation.

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Place 2 tablespoons of the mixture and bake for 15 minutes. Place the cookies in a rack to cool completely before making the sandwich.

This recipe makes 12 cookies.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Ice Cream Cookies–any kind of cookie that works well with ice cream in any form–could be an ice cream sandwich, could be the perfect cookie garnish! If you are dying to beat the heat with a fun ice cream creation involving cookies, we’ve got you covered! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. Please be patient though, as this month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often!

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

 

Pineapple-Pecan Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Pineapple Pecan Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

What a great theme we have this month at the #BundtBakers table, making a mix of fruit and nuts has always been one thing I enjoy doing. The combinations are endless and you can make simple bundt cakes as other very elaborate.
I love this combination of pineapple and pecans, this kind of cake I have done on other occasions but this time decided to add grated coconut for a touch pina colada style.
It is very simple and delicious, definitely very different from any that have tried it before, I assure you that you will love it.
This particular recipe, enough to make two cakes, so if you wish you can prepare and give one or can also make cupcakes and place frostin.
Definitely the possibilities are endless. It is ideal for summer for its tropical flavors, and it is very hot, but you must prepare this cake.
If you want you can vary the ingredients and have different recipes for all seasons of the year.
The only thing you should consider is that only fruit and nuts must change, not the proportions of the cake.
I hope you enjoy it as much as us here at home.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 2 sticks soften butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, then add the vanilla extract and the eggs one by one.pineapple pecan bundt
In another bowl mix, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, coconut and pecans.
Mix the juice of the pineapple with the sour cream, then alternate this mixture with the dry ingredients.
Mix just until combine, add the pineapple chunks by hand.
Place the mixture in 2 bundt cake molds, already spray with cooking spray, and bake for 1 hour or until completely cook in the center.pineapple pecan bundt 2
Let it cool in the mold for 20 minutes, then place in a cooling rack to cool completely.

This recipe makes 2 bundt cakes.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Level of the recipe: Easy

#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page.

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Banana Oatmeal Loaf #BreadBakers

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I’m so happy for the theme this month, this is definitely a great opportunity to show you my youngest daughter favorite oatmeal flavor. This is her favorite every Saturday morning and it is just the perfect combination of flavors that made this bread so deliciously good.

Banana Oatmeal Loaf, combines also one of my all time favorite breakfast bread, banana bread, the smell, the flavors and the different ways you can make this classic bread is why I love it so much. You can make the same recipe and add some chocolate chips or peanut butter chips, or you can add nuts or coconut, the list is infinite, and my mind is just writing new recipes.

I want to say thank you to Rocío at kidsandchic for hosting this amazing event this month. I hope that you enjoy all the different, delicious recipes we have made for you today.

Enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup half and half

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon, set aside.
In other bowl, mash the bananas to form a puree, add oil, eggs and mix.
To the bowl with the dry ingredients, add the banana mixture mix and add the half half, mix until well combine.

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Prepare a loaf pan with some cooking spray, add the mixture and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the center of the bread is completely cook.
You can also make 3 mini loaf, this is perfect for a gift or to take on a picnic.

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This recipe makes 1 entire loaf or 3 mini.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

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I Pledge to a #BetterForBaBy Happy Future In just 3 Simple Steps #Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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Pampers believes that babies bring out the best in all of us. That’s why there’s nothing each of us wouldn’t do to make life #BetterForBaby.
And today I want to share with you my story, how my baby change my life for ever and how I share every single moment and I wish it never ends.

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It is the most amazing feeling, having my baby in my arms was a completely new experience, her little fingers and her little face was indeed one of those moments when the only thing you want is to freeze it. I that moment I decide the I would make anything to see her grow happy and healthy.

As a mom the only thing we want is the best for our children and of course we have to be like a Mama Gallina, that is what my grandmother always said, it is like a very protective mother, and is not very good sometimes, because be a good mother and make a #BetterForBaby life is to make them experiment and learn, and yes it is difficult I know but, I want to share with you a 3 simple steps to a Happy Future.

1- Lots of hugs.
2- Lots of Kisses.
3- Always say I Love You.

It doesn’t matter how difficult and frustrating life can be if you apply this 3 simple steps, your baby and you will enjoy years of happy moments.

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Pampers has unveiled a new video – The Pampers Better for Baby video- to celebrate the many ways babies bring out the best in all of us.

The video ends with a pledge: “together we can make life #betterforbaby.” Pampers hopes the video inspires people to share what they already do – and what they might begin doing – to make life better for the babies in their lives. Pampers is inviting people to share their pledges using hashtag #betterforbaby. We believe these small changes can add up to a big impact.

As a brand that has supported the happy, healthy development of babies for more than 50 years, Pampers is committed to doing our small part to make life #BetterForBaby. For example, Pampers donates millions of diapers each year to families in need through Feeding America, partners with UNICEF to help eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus, and supports premature babies and their families with special Pampers preemie diapers and other resources via Graham’s Foundation. With the introduction of this film, Pampers has made additional contributions to each of these organizations. You can find more info here: http://www.pampers.com/about-pampers/better-for-baby

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Visit Pampers YouTube and Facebook pages to watch the Better for Baby video and celebrate how babies bring out the best in all of us.

And you can also win this amazing prices:

  • Pampers Swaddlers and Wipes
  • Grace & Lace Spring Floral Scarf (A portion of every sale goes towards building orphanages in India)- $20
  • Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System (Makes healthy, homemade baby food in minutes.) – $60
  • Thinkbaby THINKSTER Straw Bottle (All Thinkbaby products are recyclable,  convertible to the next stage of drinking, and free of BPA, phthalates, nitrosamines, lead, PVC, and PET.) – $10

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