Cuba’s Lasting Influence on Miami

When you picture Miami, you probably envision tan, carefree people strolling along the city’s beaches in the sun. But, if you delve a little deeper, you’ll find a city overflowing with culture thanks, in part, to the nearby Caribbean nation of Cuba. With just over 300 miles separating Miami from the ‘Pearl of the Antilles,’ [...]

Tips to save money on your cell phone while traveling to Europe

Increasingly, many Americans are opting to partake in work placements in faraway lands. A particular continent of interest is the European Union. With many opting for English language teaching placements in Spain, internships in the United Kingdom and even leisurely inter railing from Brussels to Bucharest, the world really is continuing to grow ever smaller. [...]

Ideas for a Romantic Road Trip in Australia

great ocean road trip

Due to its expansiveness and gorgeous scenery, Australia makes an ideal destination for a honeymoon or even just a weekend getaway with your special someone. From beachfront bungalows to a hideaway for two in a rainforest treehouse, you’ll find no shortage of unique accommodations to enjoy some private time away. Get out into Australia’s lush [...]

Marketing High-end Custom Made Crafts

Sites like Etsy and eBay have made it easier than ever for enterprising individuals to turn their hobbies into profitable eCommerce businesses. However, those same sites have made the competition fierce in the handmade goods market. Many artisans end up underpricing their crafts in an attempt to stay competitive and continue to make sales. This [...]

Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with @Macy’s and Diego!

Lydia colors a frame

I had the pleasure of filling in for Jenn at the Macy’s Hispanic Heritage Month event at Miami International Mall yesterday. The event was on the second floor Macy’s children’s department. This event celebrated the diverse Hispanic community in South Florida. I brought my husband and both children along: Lydia (4) and Bryce (2). At [...]

Skiing in Europe vs Skiing in the US

Whilst some things about skiing will always remain the same, skiing in Europe and skiing in the USA can be very different experiences. Although many Americans enjoy taking their ski holidays in the US, there is an ever-increasing number of ardent skiers choosing to test out the slopes of Europe, where they are welcomed not [...]

Are You Monitoring Your Home Computer?

This guest post is brought to you by Gecko Monitor When your home computer is the hub of family activity, there may be a hundred reasons why you have your suspicions about inappropriate or dangerous use. Younger children may not be aware of the dangers of the internet. In fact, a recent study has shown [...]

School Blues: a Tickle by Scott Hammon

Today’s guest post is brought to you by my dear friend Scott, who is the author of He enjoys making people laugh, writing children’s books and screenplays, and stealing from the rich (taking extra napkins from Wendy’s). Oh, and he calls his blog posts “tickles.” This tickle is entitled, “School Blues.”   I had [...]

Talking To Your Teenage Daughter About Pregnancy

A mom has numerous responsibilities when it comes to her children. She needs to clothe them and clean them, teach them how to fend for themselves and make sure they don’t slack in school. She needs to be equal parts firm and nurturing. She needs to provide encouragement and lend support – both of the [...]