A Party, A Princess and Skylanders

2014-06-12 08.24.12

This is a sponsored post by Frito Lay. All thoughts are my own. A few days ago, I shared with you that we would be having a Frito Lay & Skylanders “Choose and Name A New Hero” party. Well, we came, we partied and we had a blast. Our party was just a small gathering of my family and some of the kids from the next apartment building that my daughter knew from school. Since summer … [Read more...]

A “Choose and Name A New Hero” Party Of Her Own


This is a sponsored post with Frito-Lay. All thoughts are my own. My daughter has always been more of a tutus and princess type but earlier this year, she surprised me. “Mommy, can we get the Skylanders game?” I didn’t make a peep and just said Sure! Wouldn’t you know it, she became obsessed, and well, my husband and nephew were pretty excited that we all had a game to enjoy together now. It … [Read more...]

My Daughter Is Going To Rule The World #BarbieProject


This post is part of the #BarbieProject conversation. All thoughts are my own.   I always wonder how much attention my daughter pays to what I do for a living. She knows I used the computer and travel a lot, but I didn't think she could quite grasp that a lot of what I do, and what this blog is for, is to connect. To connect with other women like me, families like ours, and, in essence, … [Read more...]

When Identity Theft Happens LifeLock Is There #LifeLockProtect


This is a sponsored post for LifeLock. All thoughts are my own. It was the start of what was going to be a very fun family weekend and the kids were so excited. We were heading for a amusement park double header in Orange County, complete with hotel stay, Goofy's Kitchen and fun goodies along the way. We were packed and ready, all I needed to do was gas up the car and we'd be on our way. I … [Read more...]

Saying Thank You To A Teacher

2014-06-04 16.10.53

This post has been brought to you by Hallmark.  When my daughter started this school year, she was nervous. While her kinder year had gone OK, I know we had issues with her teacher. I crossed my fingers that this year would be different...and it was. This year, my daughter got a great teacher...one that got her excited to learn and made going to school fun. She gave Sofia her first favorite … [Read more...]

Build-A-Bear Wants A Few Awesome Kids #HuggableHeroes


This is a sponsored post with The Motherhood. All thoughts are my own.   My daughter has a very big collection of Build-A-Bears. She's been enamored with the cuddly friends since she was a bitty baby, and visiting the store is one of my daughter's favorite activities. Which makes this post extra awesome to write. The Build-A-Bear Workshop recently launched its 11th annual search for … [Read more...]

Princess Picks For Your Little Princess From Don Roberto Jewelers


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

Traveling Barbie

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

2014-05-10 14.12.26

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...]