About: Mari

Mari is the founding editor of the Ezine, Inspired by Family Magazine, a place where we want you to feel encouraged as you join us in our journey to leave a legacy to our children and strengthen our family relationships. This is a place where you will get inspired to create, laugh and live life together. So stop by, grab a cup of cafe con leche, and get inspired.


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Kids Service Activity: Neighborly Thank You Gifts

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Here’s a great idea: Neighborly Thank You Gifts with Free Printables to kick off your Thanksgiving week! The lovely thing about this activity is that it’s super kid friendly and you can share it with your vecinos or la policia, the local fire fighters, el cartero, or your family members when they come over for Thanksgiving dinner. If your children are little then all they have to do is hand out the notes as is, but I bet they stillRead More ...

Día de Muertos Craft for Kids: Sun Catcher

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“At first glance, the Mexican custom of El Día de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — may sound much like the U.S. custom of Halloween. After all, the celebration traditionally starts at midnight the night of Oct. 31, and the festivities are abundant in images related to death. But the customs have different origins, and their attitudes toward death are different: In the typical Halloween festivities, death is something to be feared. But in el día de los muertos, deathRead More ...

Fall #BilingualKids Craft: Apple Lacing Cards

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Are your kids getting excited about Fall?  Here’s a fun way to get into the spirit of Fall with this Apple Lacing Card craft.  It’s not just fun, it’s also educational.  It helps build fine motor skills, practice colors, shapes and fruit names in English and Spanish! Let’s start with the colors in both English and Spanish. Rojo (pronounced ro – ho) is Red Círculo (pronounced seer -ku-low) is circle Manzana (pronounced mahn-sahna) is apple If you’d like you canRead More ...

Painting with Kids: Slugs and Snails

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painting with snails

Let me start off by assuring you that no snails or slugs were harmed in this project.  We used non-toxic paint and just enough for them to slide through and crawl around. We love critters in our home, well mis nino’s love critters. When I first heard of snail painting I thought this would be an awesome way to introduce painting to my boys.  They love icky, slimy critters and they like to get messy. Slugs in Spanish are BabosasRead More ...

31 Days of Reading in Spanish: René Tiene Dos Apellidos

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW: This book touches on a topic that is very common in our Latino world: two last names. I married a North American and in his world you usually don’t carry both last names. When we started having kids, we decided that they would have both our lastRead More ...

Kids Art Activity: Painting with Flowers

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Picasso I love helping my kids think outside of the box particular one of my kids who has a really hard time doing that.  Encourage creative play by giving them flowers and other natural elements to serve as their paintbrush. “Me gusta pintar. Me gusta pintar, mami,”  my little man says this with a big smile on his face.  I respond, “Yes,Read More ...

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