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


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


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...]

Get Spring Ready With Febreze Allergen Reducer


This is a sponsored post. Oh Spring. Looks like most of the country is ready for it. For us here in SoCal, winter was uneventful so spring really only means one thing: ALLERGIES! That is my gorgeous husband looking... well, not his usual gorgeous self. Allergies have already started to hit us hard...because we have 3 of these:   We keep our home as clean as we can, but … [Read more...]

Making Rainy Day Memories At Home

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This is a sponsored post for Hallmark.   As a kid, I used to love rainy days. We don't get many of them here in Los Angeles, but I would be so excited when I woke wake up to the sound of raindrops on my window. When it rains here, it's like the city takes on a whole new personality- from vibrant and busy to mellow and sweet. Most of the year is spent in flip flops and summer dresses … [Read more...]

Safety From Car Seat To Booster: Evenflo Symphony Platinum DLX #EvenfloPlatinum

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This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Evenflo. All opinions are my own. The vote is in, Sofia is loving her comfy new Evenflo Symphony Platinum DLX  All-In-One...and I fell in love too.. That is a big deal, cause I never felt comfortable about booster seats in general. In fact, it was one of the reasons we delayed buying one for Sofia, even though she's … [Read more...]

A Safe And Comfortable Ride For Kids #EvenfloPlatinum

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Evenflo. However, all opinions are my own.   You know how when your kids are babies people always tell you to treasure those moments cause they grow up quick? We were told that so much, especially by my abuelita who has seen many babies grow up and have babies of their own (like me, for instance). I may … [Read more...]