Baby Memories

Your baby grows up quicker than you think, and you'll want to remember every memory. These easy scrapbook and memory-making ideas will help you record every milestone.

Con Fe, Confianza y un poco de Polvo de Hadas Todo se Puede

alicia gibbs: chica fashion blog

Me tomó mucho tiempo para averiguar lo que quería ser “cuando sea grande.” De chef pastelero pase entonces a diseñadora de moda, luego maestra, administrador de empresas y, por último, la manejo de hoteles y restaurantes. Mientras más mayor más me alejé de mis sueños y en su lugar concentre en la realidad de las situaciones. Necesitaba dinero, así que necesitaba trabajar, lo que significaba que necesitaba un trabajo. ¿El trabajo tiene beneficios, tiempo de vacaciones, días de enfermedad, días a feriado pagadas, ¿cuáles son las horas, ¿hay espacio para crecimiento o avance. Me obsesione con ganar bien pero nunca hacía nada que amaba.

alicia gibbs: chica fashion blog

All You Need is Faith, Trust and a Little Pixie Dust

alicia gibbs: chica fashion blog

It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to be “when I grow up.” I went from chef to pastry chef; then it was a fashion designer, teacher, business administrator, and lastly hotel and restaurant management. The older I got, the farther I drifted away from dreams and instead focused on the reality of situations. I needed money, so I needed to work–which meant I needed a job. Does the job have benefits? Vacation time, sick days, and paid holidays? What are the hours? Is there room for growth or advancement? I became fixated on earning well, but I was never doing anything I loved.

alicia gibbs: chica fashion blog

Paint Pumpkins with Baby This Halloween!

My kids love painting. We always have to keep painting supplies on hand so that they can get creative at a moment’s notice.

A couple of years ago, when Liam was still a baby, we bought a giant pumpkin and stripped Liam down to his diaper. We went outside and let him have so much fun painting the pumpkin (and himself). He loved it, and he really loved being able to play with the hose after while we cleaned him off. 

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One Restaurant + Four Kids = Madness!

Remember the days when sleeping in was an actual thing? When you got frustrated at having nothing to do on the weekend? When the kids at the table next to you in a restaurant wouldn’t stop yelling, and you wondered why their parents weren’t doing something about it?

While at dinner last week with friends, my husband and I looked at each other and couldn’t do anything but laugh at the scene going on around us…

Dos and Don'ts of Shopping with Baby

When it comes to shopping with a baby, things can get complicated. Gone are the days when you could just jump in the car, pop into the store, take your time to look around, and stroll back to your car without a care in the world.

In my three years of being a mom, I’ve developed some definite “dos and don’ts” when it comes to shopping with a little one in tow.

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