Cesar Chavez is someone who I've known about for a long time, kinda for as long as I can remember. He is an American hero who was alive during my lifetime and I think it is important that all Americans, Latino or not, learn about the legacy of Cesar Chavez and what he managed to accomplish in his lifetime, it's the only way we can keep the legacy alive.
That's why I was so excited about the movie about Cesar Chavez directed by Diego Luna that came out last year. Although it wasn't a huge blockbuster hit, we'll have it for the future and I'm hoping it will reach and educate wide audience. But what about the audience we as individuals have? If asked by by someone, by your child perhaps, how would you explain to them who Cesar Chavez was, what he did, and why he matters?Continue Reading >
Face it, there are so many times when you've looked at your kid pulling his latest crazy antic and wondered: is my child normal? Children are full of surprises and when there's a new discovery waiting for them at every turn, things can get a little wacky. Add to this the fact that children have yet to develop any insecurities, hold no inhibitions, and have no concept of consequences and you're in for an interesting ride. Below, a few toddler behaviors that would make any parent question their child's development, but are really quite normal.Continue Reading >
Petty larceny, it seems, begins at home. As soon as our kids are old enough to stretch their little arms up and grab objects, removing them from their original location, they will certainly do so. Sure, we all know toddlers are insatiably curious terrors who will grab anything in sight--and usually stuff it into their mouths--but these small acts of thievery are just the beginning! Once our children are slightly older, they will routinely "borrow" things without asking, which, of course, is pretty much the very definition of stealing.
Blogger Scary Mommy wrote a pretty hilarious list of the objects her kids most love to steal and it got me wondering about my own son and what his grubby (and yes, adorable) little hands reach for most often. Here are some of the things he most covets during his pillaging sessions:Continue Reading >
When I first heard about this tragic story out of St. Petersburg, Florida, my heart just broke. I couldn't believe that a parent could be so careless over the life of a child they helped bring into this world. A 25-year-old father, John Jonchuck Jr., was stopped by a cop at a Tampa Bay bridge in Florida when he rushed over to the passenger side of his car, pulled out his 5-year-old daughter and then threw her over the bridge without a second thought. And then he just fled the scene!
From helping your baby sleep better to tracking their every moment, baby gadgets are an essential part of raising a new generation of tech-savvy little ones. Doing things the old school way is nice, but who really wants to suck boogies without any assistance? Parenting is hard enough. Why not take a little help where you can? The future is here, mamis.
As soon as women become adults, the questions about when we're getting married and when we're having children started pouring in. And then, as soon as we have our first child, people waste no time asking when we'll be having another one.
Even though the decision to become a mother once again is very personal and dependent upon a variety of factors, we've come up with a short guide that will hopefully help you determine whether you're ready to start this wild adventure all over again. Let's see!Continue Reading >
Life will sure be a breeze for babies born in 2015. Well, I can't guarantee that, but it will definitely be easier due to technology and cultural shifts. There will be a ton of adventures from our childhood that they will never come close to experiencing. We are reminiscing on some of the less obvious ones they may have a hard time imagining.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year's flu season has reached epidemic proportions with high levels of infections popping up across the country. The scariest part is the news that 15 children have already died from influenza and with the CDC predicting that this could be a severe flu season, it's more important than ever to take measures to keep your family healthy and safe.
Veronica Rutledge, a 29-year-old mother from Idaho, was shot to death in a Walmart by her 2-year-old son. The mother was carrying a concealed weapon in her purse and at some point her son, who was in a shopping cart, managed to get the gun out of her purse and accidentally shoot his mother to death. I shouldn't even really have to say "accidentally" because at 2 years old there is no way that child could have shot his mother on purpose or with malicious intent.
If you haven't already heard, we're supposed to have another long, snowy winter. I'm all for braving the weather to get in some outdoor fun, but sometimes it's just not possible. There are only so many days that digging your hands into the freezing cold snow can be fun, but I'm sure you also don't really want to be stuck inside and bored out of your mind with a small child for days on end.