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Recipe: Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, and while I don't mention it often here, I actually do have Hispanic heritage. My mother is Puerto Rican and bilingual. Unfortunately, neither I nor any of my sisters speak fluent Spanish (or much of it at all, really), but mommy did pass her heritage down to us in other ways. My favorite way? The [...]

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A New Way to Banish Tooth Sensitivity

I've had sensitive teeth for most of my adult life, and I genuinely do not enjoy it. This sensitivity can turn a simple ice cream or accidentally grinding my teeth together into torture. Not cool. So when Walmart offered me the opportunity to try a new product designed to reduce tooth sensitivity for up to a month at a time, [...]

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Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!

One of the biggest perks of being a Walmart Mom blogger is that I a frequently able to share my feedback about what I think they are doing right — and wrong — on both a local and national level. As a consumer, I would love to be able to do this for every store where I shop, and know that [...]

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Fight Hunger, Spark Change with a vote

I like to think that most of us, if given the chance, like to help others whenever we can. Sometimes, that means giving of our time or money directly, but sometimes, we can't do that. That doesn't change the fact that there are people who need help. And Walmart is offering a way for all of us to help with [...]

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Looking for Stylish, Affordable Maternity Clothes? Check Out Great Expectations

Last winter when I was pregnant, getting dressed was a challenge, to say the least. Given that baby Juliza was due in January, I really didn't want to purchase a bunch of winter maternity clothes to use them for two and a half months. Especially because maternity clothes tend to be really pricey.  REALLY pricey. It's really hard to justify [...]

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Celebrate Fall with a DIY Floral Headband

Fall is absolutely my favorite season, in part because of the relief from scorching hot weather and the opportunity to transition my wardrobe, but also because of the colors. Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I never got to experience the change of seasons and the beautiful hues that come with it. Don't get me wrong — there's something awesome [...]

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Heels from Rockport that are Genuinely Comfortable

Anyone who knows me knows that I generally try to avoid wearing heels. Sure, I have a couple of pairs in my closet, but I tend to break them out only for special occasions — usually ones that involve a lot of sitting. It's not that I don't like heels. On the contrary, I love them. Well, I love looking at [...]

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Outfits: Is it Fall Yet?

There comes a time toward the end of every season when I begin to wish it would just pack its bags and move on. As much as I love warm weather, I'm sorry to say that time has come for summer. The kids are back in school and I don't have a pool where I can swim laps, so I'm [...]

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Baby Juliza: Month 8

I'm a little late with this month's photo and post, mostly because I've just need to relax a bit and I haven't been in the sharing mood for the past few weeks. But I actually really love this ritual of taking Juliza's photo in the same place every month. It's really nice to be able to look at all of [...]

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Baby Style: Fall Fashion Haul from Walmart

I'm one of those moms who likes to be prepared. So before baby Juliza ever graced us with her presence, she had a closet full of clothes in various sizes for various seasons — all bought on sale or secondhand. Sounds great in theory. However, I had no way of knowing my child would be bigger than almost every other [...]

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