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The Joy of Childhood

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This post was sponsored by Kinder Joy™ but the content and opinions expressed here are all my
own.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

I often think about my childhood and the things that made me feel joy and excitement, such as
knocking on my friend’s door on Sunday afternoons and asking them to go with me to the store to
buy yummy treats with the money from our mesadas. Most of those afternoons ended with us
playing avioncito, jumping between numbers and enjoying our yummy treats!

From those memories, I remember how a few times I felt disappointed about having to
choose between getting a yummy treat or a toy at the store! If we could have had Kinder Joy™ in
our local store when I was a kid, I assure you that I would have picked that exciting egg full of
wonder and delicious treat in a heartbeat!

In case you haven’t seen or heard, Kinder Joy™ is now available in the U.S. If you have never tried
a Kinder Joy™, you shouldn’t wait! I’m sure you and your kids will love to try them. Kinder Joy™
is a fun treat with two separately sealed halves, a treat side made of two creamy layers and a second
half containing an exciting mystery toy.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

I’m not sure who was more excited to see the the Kinder Joy™ display in our local store last
week, my toddler or me.

This afternoon, after finishing lunch, I let my son open his first Kinder Joy. I wish you could have
seen his excitement when he saw the treat, and then when he discovered that there was a toy in the
other side of the egg.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

He said he didn’t know what he liked best, the treat or the mystery toy. But I have the
feeling it was the combination of both surprises that made the treat even more magical.

We finished our treats and then played avioncito together. I tried to teach him about the rules of the game and how I used to play with my friends, but he just ended up running and jumping on the squares, which was also fun and cute. The important thing in the end was that special moment that we shared together, just like the ones I used to have when I was a kid.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

Say Adios Piojos in a Safe Non-Toxic Way

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Licefreee and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions, images and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors!

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!

Confessions of a Mami Blogger

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Confessions of a Mami Blogger | Live Colorful

When I started blogging, five years ago, things were so different. There was no pressure of professional pictures. Blogging was rough and simple.

Then time passed, blogging changed, and in the process, I became a mother.

I was too worried about trying to keep my life the same as how it was before my baby arrived. I wanted to continue growing my business, working in sponsored campaigns and collaborating with brands while dealing with all the challenges of a new mother.

One big pressure, I remember, was trying to show pretty images of my new life constantly. It was hard, because, as a lot of you already know, motherhood is not perfect. It’s actually really messy. But I was obsessed with capturing all the“pretty” memories. I often made my husband and baby sit down and posed for the camera. They didn’t love it, and I couldn’t but feel guilty about it.

Trying to capture “beautiful” moments feels exhausting and silly sometimes. My baby is growing, he wants to make messes, be rude, push my buttons in front of people. And sometimes I’m there, trying to make him pose for pictures while all he wants to do is run or jump.

Last weekend we celebrated Jaxon’s second birthday. I got home and realized that I forgot to take pictures of his party. I came home feeling guilty and totally sad about not having digital memories of that day. So I took out a piece of leftover cake when we got home and I decided to recreate the moment just to take some pictures of his balloons and birthday gifts.

The thing is that is so hard to be a mami blogger and not try to take tons of pictures of your kid, family, and life all the time!

Confessions of a Mami Blogger | Live Colorful

Confessions of a Mami Blogger | Live Colorful

Even when is hard to stop, I now realized that as much as I love looking at images of my kid smiling and playing on my phone or computer, it will never be the same as looking at his face in front of me, while the moment is still happening.

As a good therapy, I started to take quick and non-planned pictures and I started to appreciate the beauty of pixelated faces, blurry smiles, and dark videos. There is authenticity in them, and a sense of reality and honesty, just like blogging five years ago.

Are you a mami blogger too? How long have you been blogging? Do your kid loves helping you with pictures or he hates them?