About: Ruby

Ruby is a wife and mother to 2 little ones. She is the Blogger at www.growingupblackxican.com where she blogs about raising her kids to be proud of their 2 cultures- Black and Mexican. Her family recently moved from the West Coast to the East Coast and are transitioning from being a military family to a civilian family. She is passionate about family, education and all things crafty.


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DIY Washi Tape Turkey Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards

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Thanksgiving is almost here and before we have a house full of food, family and friends I wanted to take time with my kids to make cards to thank those that are in our lives. My kids love quick crafts and I love easy clean up!  These DIY washi tape turkey Thanksgiving gratitude cards are definitely fast and so easy, not to mention the little turkey is adorable! My son is now learning to write sentences so this will beRead More ...

Dia de los Muertos Ornaments DIY

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  Looking for a last minute craft activity to celebrate Día de los Muertos with the family? Look no further! The stores are swarming with DIY Christmas ornaments, but I thought it would be super fun to make personalized ornaments for those who passed on in our family. They are not only great for celebration but they are good for years to come. A great keepsake or gift for those in your family! With just a few of supplies ourRead More ...

Delicious Holiday Recipes with Smucker’s

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I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company on behalf of SpanglishBaby to learn more about Smucker’s Brand Products and  helpful holiday tips. I want to share some of the fun and easy recipes I learned using Smucker’s Brand Products that will surely add some love to your holiday fiestas. During my visit I learned how to make delicious tasting treats and dishes that would make family gatherings for the holidays extra special. My familyRead More ...

PBS KIDS – Healthy Eating + Learning Math With Peg + Cat

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Many of the activities I take part in with my kids have an educational factor. I’ve turned to PBSKIDS.ORG many times to keep them entertained with activities and crafts that are age-appropriate, fun, and star their favorite characters! PBS KIDS has an amazing new series coming October 7th named Peg+Cat! Peg + Cat is based off the books “The chicken problem” by  the show’s creators Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson.  It’s focused on preschool math and problem-solving skills. We wereRead More ...

Back-to-School Teacher Gift: Potato-Stamped Bilingual Art Tea Towels

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  My son starts kindergarten this year! We received a letter from his teacher  excited to welcome him to class and his face lit up! He immediately wanted to write back with a picture much like what he does with his snail mail pal but instead I told him how about we make her something super special. We came up with these cute potato stamped bilingual art tea towels. Each stamp means something to my son. The apple is hisRead More ...

4th of July DIY Celebration Sparklers

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Walmart. ¡Gracias! The kids are so excited for our Fourth of July celebration. This year we will not be purchasing fireworks because our neighborhood has banned the use of fireworks. We are totally ok with that because we know we will be able to watch big fireworks in the sky put on our town. To get started with the celebration I wanted to have the kids create something that would remindRead More ...

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