Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Say Adios Piojos in a Safe Non-Toxic Way

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We All Grow Familia event | Live Colorfu

A few days ago I had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the We All Grow Familia event. There I met the Licefreee team and learned so much about their non-toxic homeopathic head lice treatment.

There is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee!, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

I wanted to share with all the moms and dads what I learned because, as you might already know, lice are awful and gross!

A few friends have told me terrifying stories about their kids getting lice at school. Everything about the situation sounded terrible, plus the treatments they found seemed to be extremely toxic and/or too expensive. I remember feeling a bit anxious about the whole idea and Jaxon potentially getting lice when he starts preschool. I wanted to find an option that makes me feel comfortable, so when the situation happens, I don’t panic.

Just like you, I want the best for my kid, and that includes looking for the safest and most natural products to touch his skin. The way Licefreee works is by dehydrating head lice and their eggs using sodium chloride a.k.a. salt to effectively kill lice and their eggs. Because the treatment kills lice and nits through a mechanical action rather than a chemical action, such as using ugly chemical pesticides, lice are unlikely to build a resistance to the treatment.

There is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee!, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

There are also home remedies that you might have heard of, maybe from abuelita? Such as mayonnaise, olive oil, coconut oil and avocado. These are the options a lot of friends have chosen in the past while they were searching for non-toxic head lice natural remedies. Unfortunately, there are a few reasons why these methods of asphyxiation don’t work all the time. Here it goes, the reason, and it’s gross! head lice have a series of breathing “holes” along both sides of their abdomen and sometimes they are able to control these holes and close them off. They can even hold their breath for hours! Trying to smother the nits is an impossible task, as they are protected in their shells. Then there is the well known combing lice method, which can certainly eradicate the problem but, the whole process takes too long and I just can’t imagine my Jaxon sitting down for hours until all lice and nibs are removed. It’s just not going to happen!

After hearing all this information from the Licefreee team at #WeAllGrowFamilia, I’m positive that there is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

There is no reason to use a traditional remedy for head lice with chemical pesticides when I can find a treatment like Licefreee!, that is affordable, non-toxic, natural, effective, and easy to use.

Licefreee! brand remedies for lice are available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Dollar General, and other local pharmacies. You can also purchase Licefreee! brand lice treatments online or ask your local pharmacist to order it for you. 

Puedes encontrar toda la información acerca de Licefreee, instrucciones de uso e ingredientes en español también, en Licefreee.com/es y en el empaque. Así no te pierdes de ningún detalle y te sientes 100% seguro al usar el producto!

Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

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Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

A few months ago I received an email from a lifestyle director inviting me to collaborate with Parents Latina magazine and Family Fun magazine on a few projects inspired by the Day of the Dead celebration. I remember reading through the email and thinking that it must be a small collaboration for their website, but it ended up being an actual feature in the printed edition of Parents Latina magazine and Family Fun magazine!

We worked together for a couple of weeks. Sending emails back and forth with ideas, inspirational boards, sketches, drafts and photos of the actual finished projects.

Their team was amazing and really helpful! I remember the day I had to send the finished products to their offices in New York for the photoshoot. I was exhausted that morning because I had to stay up late the night before, finishing all the details on the sugar-skull pillows and then as you can imagine, my motherhood responsibilities woke me up at 6am! I survived the morning in Jaxon’s class with tons of coffee. That afternoon I put Jaxon in his crib hoping he would take a nap, but he didn’t love the idea.

It’s funny, but I was so scared the mini paper nichos were going to get ruined inside the box, so I packed them inside some tupperware next to the memory card game and tons of tissue paper. I also watched a youtube video about how to pack artwork to make sure I was as protecting the tissue paper transfer art piece.

Some pictures of the projects before finishing them below:

Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

 

Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

 

Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

 

Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

  • ABOVE. The tissue-paper transfer art piece took me a long time! I had to figure out a way to make the project easy to make for the kids, but when I got the perfect material and created the template everything was fun and simple!  Find the DIY tutorial and template here: 4 Fun Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids

I wish I had a picture of me walking from the parking lot to the USPS offices. I put Jaxon in a stroller and on top of the stroller, a humongous box. I maneuver like an expert with one hand, trying to protect Jaxon’s head from the box and holding the tissue paper transfer art piece in the other hand. I’m sure it was hilarious to watch from far away.

Two days ago, I finally met Grace Bastidas, the editor of Parents Latina and Ser Padres at the #WeAllGrowFamilia conference in Los Angeles. We talked about the collaboration and she gave me a copy of the Parents Latina issue with all the projects I created. It felt great to see the projects in print after putting so much work into them.

Live Colorful Day of the Dead Crafts Featured in Parents Latina Magazine

I invite you to check out the 4 Day of the Dead Crafts for Kids that I created on the Parents Latina website. You can also find some templates there and all the instructions to create something amazing with your kids.

It makes my heart smile when I think about the Day of the Dead as the inspiration behind the projects I created. Seeing the pictures of the projects brings back memories of my childhood. I can see my mom, beside me, while I hold scissors, glue, felt and paper, and together creating memories while we talk about abuelito and tia rosa.

Dia de los Muertos is special because of the meaning behind the tradition, but also the colors. It connects with me on a deep level, because just like live colorful, day of the dead is all about celebrating life and cherishing the moments we spend with the people we love, even if they are not with us anymore.

Free Printable: Fun Gecko Bookmark

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Gecko Bookmark for the Kids. Free Printable | Live Colorful

 

My two years old is loving Gill McBarnet’s (Hawaiian Children’s Books) book, Gecko Hide and Seek. The story makes counting fun! encouraging the kids to search for the geckos through the pages. Inspired by the story I created my own version of a fun gecko and made a bookmark printable out of it so my kid can use it in his favorite books. I made them in two different colors so you can pick your favorite, or just glue them together one behind the other, and use both as much as you want, The brown one makes me think about fall, and the blue one about summer :) which one is your favorite?

Download the printable here: Fun Gecko Bookmark Printable.

Gecko Bookmark for the Kids. Free Printable | Live Colorful

 

 

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a copy of this cute book for the kids in your life. Enter the giveaway HERE. Good luck!

 

 

Win a copy of Gecko Hide and Seek by Gill McBarnet Hawaiian Childrens Books GIVEAWAY | Live Colorful

 

I shared a craft project a few days ago that I’m sure your kid would enjoy it too. The craft involves fall leaf confetti and another free printable. Check out the project here: Fall Leaf Confetti Craft Idea and Printable

 

Did you know that  “Geckos feet are specially adapted for climbing. Each toe has thousands of tiny hook-like bristles that enable to grip onto smooth surfaces like walls and glass windows. They can even walk across a ceiling … upside down!”  as seen on the back cover of Hawaiian Children’s BooksThe Goodnight Gecko.