October 2010

Neat freak parents, get over it: Toddlers Paint Walls! Thumbnail

My two-year-old Briani, for example, who on the very same week she first ever decided to create a mural with her Crayola crayons on our dining room wall also used her artistic talent to “paint” our hallway’s wall with her poop.

Cool Sony Bloggie Photo Contest Alert: Email Us Favorite Halloween Kid Photo and Win! Thumbnail

My wife and two older children Jonathan and Elena are going to award a Sony Bloggie to the best Halloween 2010 kid costume photo that is submitted to us between today and election day November 2. A second and third place prize of McDonald's Arch Cards will also be awarded.

In the spirit of crazy parenting moments I’m giving away a Sony Bloggie to the person who can tell us the most disgusting thing that any of their children ever did when they were young. PapiBlogger will pick three finalists and put them up for a vote online with a poll. The entries must be posted to this story.

Why Our Baby’s Back to Sleeping With Us

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A couple months ago I wrote that I was having a tough time getting my two-year-old Briani to sleep in her crib. I had bed broken my two older kids so even though my wife was against it, I thought I would be able to persist enough that I would manage to officially get our toddler to sleep in her bed.

Well, it turns out Briani won this battle. After two years of battling my wife and toddler about this issue I gave in to her.

Flu Season Parenting Tricks, Part 2 of 2

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As I mentioned in part one of this two part series, I take treat my kids’ hygiene habits very seriously and not just because we’re at the start of the flu season. Strong hygiene habits are a year round practice that I believe can be life saving so here are some of my favorite home grown tricks I use with my kids

Flu Season Parenting Tricks, Part 1 of 2

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My three kids always race and fight with each other to be the first to touch elevator buttons so the other day I finally told them the dark truth about those buttons.

Finally, A Network Devoted to Hispanic Moms: Discovery Famlia {SPONSORED} Thumbnail

Hispanic moms that live in the United States can now count on a Spanish network solely dedicated to them and to their preschool children.  Discovery Familia has been redesigned to reflect and speak to the […] Read More >>

REVIEW: American Girl’s Josefina Doll Makes a Great Cultural Gift for Hispanic Heritage and Beyond Thumbnail

Okay, let me start by saying that the last time PapiBlogger played with dolls 30 years ago he was busy blowing them up with firecrackers. I don't like dolls and I typically don't do doll reviews but when American Girl approached me for Hispanic Heritage Month with a beautiful 'Josefina' doll, I made an exception.

This Air Travel Trick Will Help Your Family Fly More Stress-Free Thumbnail

Our family air travel advice is what I call the Leave-the-Plane-Last trick. Simply put this means that when traveling with your kids (or alone for that matter) you should always let everyone else in the ENTIRE plane disembark first.

Teach Your Kids to Be Safe and Accountable with the 5-Minutes-to-Report-Home Trick Thumbnail

In order to balance my need for protecting my son with his desire to be trusted I've created what I call the 5-Minutes-to-Report-Home rule. The rule is that whenever my son goes to check on a friend he has exactly 5-minutes to report back to me what he's doing with his friends.