Sassy Mama in LA http://sassymamainla.com A Latina Perspective on Entertainment, Lifestyle and Life. Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:22:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Nagging Moms Push Teen Girls to Be Successful http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/nagging-moms-push-teen-girls-to-be-successful/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/nagging-moms-push-teen-girls-to-be-successful/.html#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:02:44 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15284 While teenage girls might be apt to tune their mothers out when they’re rattling on about homework and chores, a study conducted by the University of Essex in England shows that nagging may cause girls to be more successful. According to Ericka G. Rascon-Ramirez, the author of the study, whether teenage girls choose to have a child during their teen […]

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Aquarium of the Pacific Focuses on Endangered Whales This Summer http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/aquarium-of-the-pacific-focuses-on-endangered-whales-this-summer/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/aquarium-of-the-pacific-focuses-on-endangered-whales-this-summer/.html#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:30:48 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15269 We received a complimentary whale watching tour for the purposes of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach gives families a chance to check out everything from jellyfish and stingrays to sea otters and penguins. But their waterside location lends itself to other activities, specifically whale […]

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REVIEW: SELF/LESS Is Harm/less But Not Brain/less http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/review-selfless-is-harmless-but-not-brainless/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/review-selfless-is-harmless-but-not-brainless/.html#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:32:53 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15293 Immortality is one of those elusive concepts that ranks up there with money, power and fame; people yearn for it, spending their whole lives trying to achieve the impossible dream of living forever. At most, all you can leave behind is a legacy that speaks when you no longer can. But for the impossibly wealthy […]

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Magic Mike XXL Review … in GIFs http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/magic-mike-xxl-review-in-gifs/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/magic-mike-xxl-review-in-gifs/.html#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:20:09 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15258 I’m a professional and such, that is why I vote Magic Mike XXL as the movie of the year. I kid you not. What do we all go to the movies to do in the Summer? To have fun, use the A/C and see things that would never really happen but lets our imaginations say […]

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REVIEW: AMY Is The Saddest Ballad You’ll Ever Experience http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/review-amy-is-the-saddest-ballad-youll-ever-experience/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/review-amy-is-the-saddest-ballad-youll-ever-experience/.html#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:05:51 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15248 On June 23, 2011, the world lost a genuine talent in singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. The soulful, smoky voice that glided over retro-tinged chart-topping tunes was silenced in a cruel turn of fate when, after years of bulimia, drug and alcohol abuse, the chanteuse’s weakened heart stopped beating. With filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s documentary AMY, the real […]

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Peanut Butter S’mores Frozen Custard Sundae #FrozenCustardTime (Giveaway) http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/peanut-butter-smores-frozen-custard-sundae-frozencustardtime/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/peanut-butter-smores-frozen-custard-sundae-frozencustardtime/.html#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:49 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15241 This blog post is sponsored by Dreyer’s/EDY’S® Frozen Custard ?and SocialMoms. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. 4th of July is right around the corner, and my family and I are gathering our best ways to keep cool and have fun while celebrating. We know what we’ll be grilling (carne asada), and we’ll […]

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A Multicultural 4th of July: A New American Holiday #ThisIsWholesome http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/a-multicultural-4th-of-july-a-new-american-holiday-thisiswholesome/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/07/a-multicultural-4th-of-july-a-new-american-holiday-thisiswholesome/.html#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:22:46 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15232 This is a compensated collaboration with Honey Maid as part of their #ThisIsWholesome initiative. All thoughts, adorable family members and s’mores are my own. When I was born, my family had been in the United States for less than a decade. I remember the stories my Ito would tell me about when they first arrived, […]

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Playtime With Your Pets #CesarHomeDelights http://sassymamainla.com/2015/06/playtime-with-your-pets-cesarhomedelights/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/06/playtime-with-your-pets-cesarhomedelights/.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:10:13 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15221 I’m serving my dog Cesar® home delights™ as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. #CesarHomeDelights When we brought Lila home from the rescue, we didn’t know what to expect. It was almost as if we had just brought home a new baby once again, only this time she was covered in fur and didn’t […]

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Volunteer With Kids In Los Angeles And How You Can Help Kids Have A #HungerFreeSummer http://sassymamainla.com/2015/06/volunteer-with-kids-in-los-angeles-and-how-you-can-help-kids-have-a-hungerfreesummer/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/06/volunteer-with-kids-in-los-angeles-and-how-you-can-help-kids-have-a-hungerfreesummer/.html#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:19:55 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15228 I was asked to participate in the #HungerFreeSummer campaign, sponsored by ConAgra Foods. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. I live in a quiet city, right smack in between a film industry capital and a low-income, primarily Latino, urban city. At my daughter’s school, school lunches are free because the majority of […]

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Four Things You Should Know About TERMINATOR GENISYS http://sassymamainla.com/2015/06/four-things-you-should-know-about-terminator-genisys/.html http://sassymamainla.com/2015/06/four-things-you-should-know-about-terminator-genisys/.html#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:55:57 +0000 http://sassymamainla.com/?p=15217 Director Alan Taylor’s TERMINATOR GENISYS puts a ingenious semi-revisionist history spin on the legacy director James Cameron created. The time-hopping action-adventure, pits Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) and a kindly T-800 nick-named “Pops” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) against the rise of the robot overlords controlled by Skynet – this time disguised in the form […]

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