Entries by Melanie Moreno

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7 Life Lessons from Alice in Wonderland

UPDATED May 3rd, 2018 Alice in Wonderland is a beloved classic tale, treasured by children and adults for its fantastic themes and imagery, and fanciful verse. But beyond its out of this world qualities, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is in many ways a coming of age story of a little girl who realizes the […]

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9 Great Reasons to Visit Brazil This Year

Brazil is a happening travel destination in 2014, as soccer fans and vacationers head south for the FIFA World Cup soccer championship this summer. But whether you’re a soccer fan or not, there are plenty of great reasons to visit Brazil this year. Here are just 9 of them, in no particular order. 1. Flora […]

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10 Empowering Bible Verses for the New Year

It’s that time of year again, when we give thanks for the blessings we enjoyed in the 12 months gone by, and look forward to the challenges and promise of the New Year. To help you enter the New Year with a positive, hopeful attitude–and to help you keep those New Year’s resolutions, here are […]


5 Bible Verses That Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

How often have we heard the phrase, “Christ is the reason for the season.” To help remind us of why we celebrate Christmas, here are five key Bible verses that celebrate the birth of Jesus. My family likes to read these together on Christmas Eve, right before we go to bed. I hope you and […]

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5 Ways Pitbull Makes Bald Sexy!

UPDATED: August 1st, 2016 Rapper Pitbull is already a huge star, but two recent events have made him a household name. Pitbull was named one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive for 2013, and he recently hosted the American Music Awards. If you haven’t taken notice of Pitbull yet, maybe it’s time you gave him […]


Five Ways “The Voice” Can Teach Us to Pursue Our Dreams

NBC’s “The Voice” is in its fifth season and more popular than ever, thanks to a dynamic, fast-moving format that strays from the typical talent-show/mentor mold. And like its predecessors American Idol, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent, “The Voice” is all about pursuing your dreams against formidable odds, and making them come true. […]

Want to Learn Spanish? Shut Up and Listen!

I am not one of those people who has a natural affinity for languages. I studied Spanish for three years in high school, but once I graduated, I rarely had occasion to speak the language. So slowly but surely, those lessons fell away. But when I fell in love with a Spaniard and moved to […]

Bilingual from Birth: Raising My Son in Two Languages

Before I was even pregnant, I knew I’d raise my child bilingual. What I didn’t know is how well it would actually work! At two years old, Daniel is talking up a storm. He’s surrounded by Spanish speakers so he’s speaking mostly in Spanish, but he understands everything I say to him in English and […]