Princess Picks For Your Little Princess From Don Roberto Jewelers

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The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. I have long stopped trying to tell Sofia what to wear. My daughter is 6 going on 16 and has had a fashion sense of her own sense she was about 3 yrs … [Read more...]

DIY Girls Fishtail Braid Tutorial #NoMoreTangles

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts are my own.  I am not a hair doer type. When I was young, my abuelita would brush my many, many tangles out and ask me why I had so many tangles every day. She would brush, pull, tug...and I would wince, yell...and run away. I remember all that pain, and that was just … [Read more...]

Traveling With Barbie #BarbieProject

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This is a compensated campaign as part of The Barbie Project. All thoughts and ideas are my own.   May is usually a whirlwind for us, but this year, it's been insane. I feel like I've only been home a few days. On one of these trips, I walked right by a huge Barbie store (I think it was either LAX or Atlanta's Airport, or Maybe Miami? Not very sure...LOL). Immediately, I missed my … [Read more...]

Nature and The City: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Nature Gardens

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The first time I ever went to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, I was about 5 or 6 years old. Growing up in Los Angeles meant that one of your first field trips was to see the Mammal Halls at the NHM or check out the Science Center, followed by a walk in the rose garden and a lunch picnic on the grass in front of the museum. It's one of my most fond memories and one that, … [Read more...]

Leaks and the City…or What Nobody Told You About Your Bladder After Baby (eek!)

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Poise and Socialstars. All opinions are my own. #SAMInYourPants When anyone asks me if Los Angeles really is perfect all year long, I simply show them this photo I took: Oh yea, this was taken when half the country was covered in snow and we decided to have a beach day, because... well, why not. It's one of the best things about living here … [Read more...]

Celebrating Bilingual Literacy Month in May

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This is a compensated post in collaboration with ReadConmigo.com and Latina Bloggers Connect. All thoughts are my own. When I first learned how to read, I was just turning four, and my Ita would take a chalkboard and teach me how to read and write words in Spanish, because she only knew Spanish at the time. Little did either of us know at the time, but this is how my true bilingual education … [Read more...]

Join Me For A #NoLeaksGuaranteed Twitter Party with Energizer

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This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with Energizer and The Motherhood. All thoughts are my own. Once upon a time, not so many Christmases ago... there was a mom, a toddler and a toy. It was THE toy my baby had wanted, and we thought of everything for it to make it special (you know, from Santa). The perfect wrapping, the perfect color, the perfect everything. And it was perfect... … [Read more...]

5 Travel Tips: How To Road Trip With Kids…And Not Lose Your Sanity

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This is a sponsored post by PayPal. All thoughts are my own. When I was young, my mom was a single parent raising 3 of us...vacations were rare. But, when we did take one, it was usually a staycation and more often that not, it was a road trip. Nowadays, I think my mom may have been a sort of saint. My siblings and I? We were not the happiest of road trippers especially when part of your … [Read more...]

Thank You Mom #LifeIsASpecialOccasion

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This post is brought to you by Hallmark. My mom and I have always had a complicated relationship. She was a single, teen mom raising my sister and I with the help of my grandparents most of my life. This meant I pretty much lived with my grandparents while she worked 2, sometimes 3 jobs to make ends meet to support us. When I was little, I never understood any of it. I thought everyone saw … [Read more...]

Knott’s Berry Farm A Southern California Staycation & #SoakCityOC

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The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. This summer, my family and I have made a promise to do more fun things together so for us that means it's Staycation time! We're hitting the road and … [Read more...]