Claudia Mancilla

Claudia is a native Californian and a citizen of nowhere. She can usually be found hiding in the bathroom, strolling the aisles of a local thrift store, or watching TikTok videos in the parking lot of CVS and Walgreens looking for a great coupon deal. She's a former elementary school teacher with a passion for multicultural children's literature. She always has a snack in her purse and a Costco flat of cokes in her hall closet. She is the perfect addition to a community of moms that keeps it real, and straight forward; with her experience as a no sugar coating mama, she can guide and share her family motto is "Do whatever you want. Just be cool." Her kids seem to know what that means.

Let’s Talk Teacher Gifts

  It is the first year that my children (Pre-k and first grade) have a teacher that is not me. It means that this year is the first year that I have needed to think...
Fun and easy valentines day crafts

FUN And EASY Valentine’s Day Activities

I love doing fun holiday activities but I don't love pouring my money and time into it. Below you'll find some fun and easy activities anyone can do.  1. I love you because wall This is...

Ways To Feel Cozy While Living With Florida Temperatures

  If you are not a native Floridian like me, you might be missing the feeling of seasons. I’ve lived here in Broward for two years, and I’ve noticed that I have some depressive episodes...

Mom’s Return to the Theatre

  It was my first time going to a performance like this since I moved, I enjoyed attending Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of Matilda at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. I love...

There’s No Wrong Way To Spend Your Mother’s Day

There is no right or wrong way to celebrate mother's day. Whether you spend the day with extended family or alone in a hotel room, some of us mourn our mothers (or mother figures),...

Hosting Our Island Birthday Party

My daughter's birthday is in March. When the country shut down in March 2020, it happened to be the weekend we planned a big Disney World trip to celebrate her third birthday. We didn't...

Why I Don’t Make New Year Resolutions

  Hi. My name is Claudia, and I'm someone who loves to start things.  Yes, start something.  Now you say: "Hi Claudia. Welcome."    I love the feeling of starting a new book, show, project, craft, life. However, I am...

FREE Printable Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt My family loves driving around in the weeks leading up to Christmas to look at lights. I pack the kids in the car in their pajamas, a blanket, and a warm...

An Aspiring Minimalist Mom at Christmas

  Years ago, during the Marie Kondo craze, I decided that my household would benefit from having less. I didn't stick with Marie, but I did attempt my version of minimalism. I've always been a...