Although I think we should celebrate our Latino heritage all year long, there's nothing wrong with taking advantage of #HispanicHeritageMonth to motivate your children to be proud of their roots. I'm not the expert when it comes to crafts, but my kids love them, so I make an effort to make these with them whenever possible. Check out these eight easy and fun Hispanic Heritage Month crafts you can do with yours!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 >
If you've been a mom for any length of time, I'm sure you've discovered that it's not an easy gig. All you can do is your best. If you aim for perfect, it ain't gonna happen. The thing about being a good mother--a great mother even--is that you will still make mistakes. It's true, all mothers make mistakes and there are even some mistakes that all mothers make.
It's that time of the year when the kiddies are back to school and our mornings and evenings become rather chaotic in the shuffle. I find that designating a small drop zone in my home really helps with the morning and after school routine. My kids know where to get their stuff in the morning and they know where to put their stuff after school without me having to nag them. Here are seven ideas for command centers to get you inspired and put you in command of the chaos!
With the iconic Maria, played by Sonia Manzano, announcing her retirement from Sesame Street earlier this month, Sesame Street was definitely losing a big piece of Latino cultura. Sesame Workshop producers have decided to do something about it and are launching its first Spanish language show for US audiences titled, Sesame Amigos. We are on board and loving this idea! The show premieres this Saturday, August, 1st on Univision. In celebration, check out eleven Latinos who have made their mark on Sesame Street!Continue Reading >
El fin de semana es el momento perfecto para dedicarte por completo a compartir con tu familia y con tus pequeños. Nada tan valioso como el tiempo de calidad que les dedicas a ellos; esos son los momentos que ellos siempre van a recordar. Todas estas actividades te van a encantar. ¡Disfrútalas!Continue Reading >
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!