Great Tech for Kids #FollowItFindIt #eBayCollection


This is a sponsored post in collaboration with eBay. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this week? I can't but guess who can? My six year old. She is counting down the days until the tree is full of lights, and Santa leaves a present or two for the good girl she has been all year long.  This year, she is writing her first letter to Santa, by herself and … [Read more...]

The Princess and The Athlete #PlayLikeAGirl #FiOSFootballGirl

When I found out I was having a girl, I was elated and then, worried. I remember growing up how many times I was told "Girls don't play kickball" and "Girls aren't as strong/fast/athletic as boys." I enjoyed sports and whenever someone told me that, it chipped away at what I enjoyed to the point where I stopped doing it. I didn't want my daughter to go through any of that, and I tried to impose … [Read more...]

Those In Between Days

It's been a cold couple days here in LA. Not freezing but cold enough that I can remember the East coast again. It always makes me reflective. Last night, Joe and I just sat and watched TV and talked and talked. It's something we've always been able to do, just talk about everything and nothing all at once. We met 13 yrs ago, almost to the day and it still amazes me that we can still have so much … [Read more...]

Halloween Colic Horror Prevention with @Colief


This post is part of a sponsored series as part of the Colief Colic Council. My first fall as a new mom did not go as I imagined. Sofia was still a newborn and I had just healed from my C-section when the weather turned a bit brisker. In the weeks before she was born, I had pictured our first fall as me going on long strolls with my new baby as she cooed at the first signs of fall around her; … [Read more...]

Canvas on Demand Giveaway


This is a sponsored post. It's mid October and Fall is finally visiting Los Angeles. Well, for a few hours a day anyway. Whenever I get a chance to feel that cool, crisp air, I immediately start to get nostalgic. For the fall mornings I would spend debating what sweater to finally wear, or those pumpkin lattes that make their debut just as the leaves turn. Fall makes me want to capture each … [Read more...]

Dia De Los Muertos Recipe: Sweet Calavera Cheese Ball


I love this time of year. The weather, the clothes, the food....and the fun holidays that have arrived. First is Halloween, always fun to dress up, trick or treat and revel in spooky goodness. But immediately following Halloween, on November 1st, is Dia de los Muertos or, "Day of the Dead." Dia de los Muertos is a long celebrated holiday for Mexican families. It is a day in which we celebrate and … [Read more...]

This Is What Keeps Me #SmilingItForward


I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. No other form of financial compensation was given and the opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks. My daughter is the kind of kid that enjoys life every minute she can. She believes in fairies, princesses, magic and has a laugh that can … [Read more...]

Safe Sleep for Baby


This is a compensated campaign with One2One Network and ICAN. All opinions are 100% my own. Being a new parent is amazing but it can be difficult. Along with all the happy emotions, being a new parent can generate anxiety, stress and sleep deprivation. Your life changes in a major way! As prepared as I thought I was, I was not prepared for what was in store for me. I had the baby blues and … [Read more...]

Musical Memories and Hispanic Heritage Month #GainRecuerda

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This is a sponsored post with Gain. All thoughts are my own.   Ever since I could remember, music has been a part of my life. It was there when I was a baby with the Spanish lullabies my mami and abuela would sing me and there last night where I watched my own daughter dance her heart out to her newest favorite song. Music is a part of me and my heritage and it allows me to go back in … [Read more...]

It’s Time for Knott’s Berry Farm’s #CampSpooky

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I have received tickets to attend a media event in return for this post. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. It's BACKKKK!! Just as the air turns a bit crisper, and things start to get...spookier...Knott's Berry Farm debuts it's annual fun filled family event. That's right! It's time for Camp Spooky!! Visiting Camp Spooky is one of the best things to do in Southern … [Read more...]