When I was pregnant with my first child, I was a picture of preparedness. The crib was purchased and put together, all of the baby clothes were organized and the nursery was decorated before I hit the 22-week mark. Now, pregnant with my second and glaringly aware of the unpredictability of labor, the fallability of due dates, and just how all-consuming those first few weeks with a newborn are, I'm determined to not waste any time. Of course, this a lot tougher when I have a three-year-old.Continue Reading >
From new backpacks and trendy clothes to that lengthy required supplies list, you're probably knee deep in back-to-school purchases that at times may seem rather excessive, but try not to be too quick to brush off what may seem like outlandish requests from your kiddos. There are actually quite a few tech gadgets out there that can help your kids be safer, more prepared and more efficient in the new school year.Continue Reading >
Picking a baby name is tough to begin with. But for Latinas, we must factor in our parents' and grandparents' ability to pronounce our child's name. I mean, my grandmother is fluent in English and Spanish and I still can't imagine names like Asher and Avery rolling off her tongue so easily (sorry, Nana!). Check out my top picks for boys and girls, perfect for our bilingual world.Continue Reading >
Social media encourages us to document every moment of our lives and share it with the world. For parents, this often means posting snaps of our kids and sharing them everywehre. But could we potentially be setting them up for embarrassment or even jeopardizing their physical safety or emotional well-being? Here are 10 tips on the types of photos you should reconsider sharing online.Continue Reading >
We've all heard how important it is for our kids to play sports: they promote values and they keep them healthy. But let's be honest, motivating them to exercise isn't always easy since lots of children would much rather sit in front of the TV playing video games or spend hours on tablets or smartphones. So what can we do to change that?
I went into my thirties armed with a lifetime supply of hair dye and retinol cream, but nothing could have prepared me for the onslaught of hormonal changes my body went through almost immediately after the clock struck midnight on my 30th birthday. Ay. Mi. Madre! Overnight, I was thrown into what can only be described as Puberty: The Sequel. Why didn't anyone warn me?
Like most women my age, I expected to have to deal with canas and wrinkles in my thirties, but I had no idea that I'd also have to deal with these 12 surprising changes.
Lo primero que se nos viene a la mente cuando escuchamos la palabra vodka es un coctel o una bebida, sin embargo, esta bebida destilada cuyo origen es ruso, consta de agua y etanol, y puede contener ingredientes aromatizantes. Si tienes en casa una botella de vodka, prepárate para saber todos los usos sorprendetes que puedes darle a este licor.Continue Reading >
My 2-year-old is a fantastic eater, and he's been one since we started solid foods when he was 4 months old. I'm not saying this to brag, I'm saying it because even though he loves food and isn't the least bit picky, toddlerhood has brought with it a few eating challenges. Once babies become mobile, I think mealtime frustrations are a fact of life. Here are some feeding challenges you're likely to encounter with your toddler, along with my real mom tips on how to get through them.
There are so many options when you enter a super market that it can be overwhelming at times. There are plenty of quick fix meal options that save time and may be marketed as super convenient, but they're packed with fake ingredients made in a lab. Instead, you're buying faux food with a ton of artificial ingredients. The scary and crazy part is that fake foods are way more common in our daily diets than you may think. Check out these 12 foods that are not actually food. Taking a bite out of these may never be the same again.Continue Reading >