Dental Tips for Summer Sports Injuries

Summer Sports Injury

Ouchie! It's going to happen! Someone on the summer baseball team or sports camp is going to get knocked by the bat. A dental injury could be scary. A chipped tooth or worse, a lost tooth, can be emotional and nerve-wracking if mom and dad don't know what to do. In this post I share an infographic that is full of interesting information for us to learn how summer sports dental injuries occur and what are some of the best products to protect your kiddos - especially when one is known ... [ Read More ]

Ready, Set, Go! Road Trip Games for Fun

Who is heading on a road trip this summer? I get exhausted with the "Are We There Yet?" pleas/whines. With so many digital devices available and built-in DVD entertainment system in so many family cars, one would think that kids could patiently sit for hours. LOL! We all know the truth! (Let's not even get into the fact that our DVD player in the mini-van is acting wacky and won't play for longer than a minute!) The road trip games that I have shared on TampicoIsColor.com for June have helped ... [ Read More ]

Carnival Vista, The Latest Milestone

Carnival Vista

I won't forget the excitement and awe that I felt earlier this year when I attended the unveiling of the Carnival Vista. I learned of how spectacular she will be. How full of activities for adults, kids and families, alike will make up so much of the ship. My tastebuds began to salivate when I learned how some of my favorite Carnival specialty restaurants, like Ji-Ji, and others will be cooking some delicious meals for foodies like myself.  Yes, there was so much that had me thrilled ... [ Read More ]

Cruising the Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze

We've done it twice. We have cruised with the kids on the Carnival Breeze in 2012 and again in 2015. Both experiences were excellent and provided fun family travel! Since its inaugural sailing in December 2012 out of Port Miami, the Carnival Breeze has changed, just a bit. Most of the changes we loved! Dr. Seuss is on the loose! Yes, the Seuss-At-Sea program that we first experienced on the Carnival Freedom in June 2014 has made its way to the Breeze. We enjoyed the ever so fun & ... [ Read More ]

Avocado Watermelon Salad Recipe

Avocado Watermelon Salad

Avocado is something that is not only delicious, but is an incredibly healthy food to incorporate into your diet. It is versatile, allowing you to mix it with various of flavors to have it take on a completely different flavor. The creaminess of the avocado is easily paired with a juicy tomato or sweet watermelon for an extraordinary recipe. Why not combine them to make an Avocado Watermelon Salad? (Have you tried my Watermelon and Feta Salad? That's another favorite.)   The Avocado ... [ Read More ]

What’s In Your Bag?

Purse

Remember that game show where you could win 100s of dollars if you happened to have some random object in your purse? I'm ready to play because my bag has it all! Who can relate? When it comes down to it, there are just a few MUST HAVE items in my purse. Not including my keys and phone, I (try to) always have 3 certain things in my bag to avoid behavior issues, keep my sanity and help me to not forget things. I recently shared my list and why I keep each item in my bag on ... [ Read More ]

Breakfast in the Keys, Key Largo Conch House Does It Right

Key Largo Lobster Benedict

Family friendly dining is a must, especially on vacation. The Key Largo Conch House is a great spot in the Florida Keys to have an affordable great meal with top-notch attentive service, within an atmosphere that really doesn’t mind if your toddler is crying or your 6 year old knocks over her chocolate milk. If your vacation itinerary has some room for a good meal in Key Largo, you must take some time to enjoy a great dish at the Key Largo Conch House. I recently headed to the Key Largo ... [ Read More ]

Traveling with the Family

Organized Travel

We travel with the kids, often. In our many travels I've gained quite of bit of tricks to make our travels run a smoothly as possible.  This month on TampicoIsColor.com I share three tips for staying organized when traveling with the family. One that is a must for us is the "luggage hamper." End the days of, "Mom, where do I put my dirty underwear?" during your vacation. Keep a suitcase open on the ground in the closet of your hotel room. All dirty clothes goes in there. Zip it up ... [ Read More ]

Ordering First Communion Invitations

First Communion Invitations

Planning a First Holy Communion can be a daunting task. This very special occasion deserves all the special trimmings. From ordering First Communion invitations to the food to the party entertainment, you want your child's ceremony and reception to be just perfect. This year my oldest will receive her First Holy Communion. It's going to be a big fare! Three cousins will also receive their communion that day so we have decided to celebrate together! Alongside my first cousins, we ... [ Read More ]

Make a Local Spring Break

Zoo Miami Staycation

No need to get plane or train tickets! Just gas up the car or even get aboard your local public transportation and make it a Local Spring Break! Yes, weather has been a bit more frigid and snowy this year in many parts of the country but that doesn't mean families can't experience their local hood like real tourists! It's time to go to the zoo, children's museum, an interesting restaurant and more this spring break! This month on TampicoIsColor.com I share different ways to experience ... [ Read More ]