Krystal Avila

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Krystal is a Massachusetts native who grew up in the 'burbs and is now loving the city life in Roslindale with her husband and 2 boys (3 and 1). She and her husband met eight years ago downtown working at a restaurant together, and since then their love of restaurants has kept their date nights exciting as they try out the latest places. Learning Spanish has been something Krystal has loved ever since middle school, and that has become her passion as a Spanish teacher in Boston, wife to a Salvadoran, and mother raising her children bilingual. Loves: family, friends, playing with her kids, a comfy hoodie on the beach when the sun goes down, nachos, baking, ABC Family movies, Christmas time. Not so much: loud music, putting away laundry, terrible threes (whoever said it was twos, was wrong), and black pepper.
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My New Year’s Bucket List

Keeping one New Year's resolution for an entire year is not a strong point of mine. This year, I have decided to make a bucket list instead. Small goals that are attainable. Things I can cross off when they are accomplished. Ideas that will not leave me feeling like a failure come Dec. 31. Activities to do with my kids. Adventures to share with loved ones. Books to read. Recipes to make. A list. A simple list. Not an idea that will pass with each day. 
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Dear Fellow Mom, I Wish I Had Said Something

I'm sorry I didn't say anything. Because I've been there too. Next time, I promise to tell you how good of a mom you are. I'll tell you not to worry about everyone else. Your son was so happy to be helping, to be learning from you, and you were both smiling. Those are moments we need to cherish and think about. 
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Meet Nacho, Our Elf

I feel the mom fails commencing on Black Friday, just as we enter into the Christmas season. I love Pinterest, but I do not love Elf-on-the-Shelf Pinterest. I am a creative person and love crafts, but I just can't do it.
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The 5 People You’ll Meet While Pushing a Grocery Store Car Cart

"Mommy, I want the car!" Those are the five most dreaded words any mom can hear when entering the grocery store. Here are the people you can expect to see when you're lucky (or brave) enough to tackle the cute little car cart. 
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Baking or Bonding? When the Two Collide, the Whole Family Benefits

Over the past six months, baking has been a relaxing and creative activity for me. It has also been a special bonding time for me and my 3-year-old son.
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Why I Couldn’t Breastfeed :: The Decision I Made 17 Years Ago

I couldn't breastfeed my babies. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I'm sharing my story about the decision I made.
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The Day My Son Choked

Since he was born, I have had a pretty significant fear of choking. More so than any fears of the other bad things that could happen. This is why.