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Cooking with Abuelita: Tres Leches

When my grandmother first moved to Miami from Nicaragua, she began working in a bakery making tres leches. This dessert is famous in this town. All the Latinos love it. Tres leches means “three milks” in Spanish, and it is made of condensed milk, evaporated milk, and cream. This is by far my favorite dessert. The cake is light and airy, while the different milks saturate it, making it incredibly moist and sweet.

Since my grandmother is the tres leches expert in the family, I don’t even dare making this cake without her. There’s just a special touch she puts in it that makes it even more delicious. Liam has a sweet tooth like his mama, and he loves this cake as well.

Click through for the recipe. 

Have a Magical Holiday at Disney World with Baby!

There really is something magical about Disney World. From the second you step foot through the gates, your world changes. The streets are always clean, the workers are always happy and helpful, everyone in the park seems to be having the best time of their lives!

And when they decorate for the holidays, it becomes even more beautiful! From the dazzling lights to the Christmas carolers, everything just comes alive in the holiday spirit. After all, it is called the happiest place on earth for a reason.

I know my two boys are going to love our first trip to Disney World. We don’t have an exact date nailed down yet, but I’m planning a trip for next year at Christmas. Christmas at Disney World has always been my favorite time. The parks go all out for each holiday, but there is just something extra special about Christmastime.

Read on to find out all of my tips for an AMAZING Holiday at Disney World.

My Parenting Magic Trick

You know how some parents have that magic trick that you wish you could pull out of your back pocket at any given moment? Well, I think I found mine.

Getting outside.

I kid you not, getting outside works almost every single time for ALL of my children. If we are having a bad day or if someone is cranky, or if there have been lots of tears or whining, I simply take my kids outside. 

Our Favorite Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Each year after we carve our pumpkin, we make sure to save all of the seeds inside so we can make roasted pumpkin seeds! They are a yummy, healthy snack, that even my toddlers love!

There are so many great ways to make them, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite recipes here…

On Listening to the Right Voices

The internet is a great tool for parents these days. When it’s 2 a.m. and your baby is spiking a fever, you can quickly Google what you should do. You can find other moms on forums who are struggling with the same breastfeeding issues you are struggling with. You can type a question about sleep training in your Facebook status and receive a plethora of advice from parents who have been there, done that. It’s great! But it can also be overwhelming and damaging.

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