My Boy Is Moving Onto Middle School

It feels like it was just yesterday that I was being induced and giving birth to my first born. Sometimes I think back and say I should have never let them induce me, but that’s an entirely different post... I do know that I NEVER in a million years thought this day in particular would sneak up on me. Middle school was NOT a thought in my mind as my boy was growing but I guess, like most mothers, I’ve lived in a state of denial and disregard for time as it passes because goodness, the years flew … [Read more...]

Why I Thought My Son Was A Bully

Years ago when I was a director of a preschool, I took my firstborn son to work with me. Having no family to help me out when I needed (like I have now) was rough. As a director, it was convenient to have him with me where I worked all day. Prior to that, he had been home with his father and, while he certainly paid attention and cared for him greatly, my husband never mentioned anything out of the ordinary in regard to his behavior. It was only during the time he spent as a student in my … [Read more...]

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Makes My Life Smoother

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Downy. All opinions are my own** I am a mother on the go so I need anything and everything available to make my life that much simpler. It wasn’t always so simple for me and I was never allowed enough time in the day to get to the real important things, BUT with Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus I am one happy mami! Working away from home and then coming home and working more is no easy task, but I really think Downy had us Mami’s in mind when they created … [Read more...]

Apple Picking And Spending Quality Time

Family time is an essential part of my life. As I’ve gotten older, I have learned that I crave balance in my life. I have always been a homebody and a workaholic (inherited from my dad), but I also love to be out and about. When I say “out and about” I don’t mean out in the street or in the clubs though. In fact, I have NEVER even been to a club, believe it or not! Going out for me means enjoying the scenery and taking in one thing I adore, long drives. Long drives clear my mind and they make me … [Read more...]

3rd Annual Las Comadres & Compadres Writer’s Conference

Since I can remember, I have always loved to read and write. As a child, I wrote my name on paper napkins repeatedly driving my mother absolutely insane (Bounty ain’t cheap--lol). I read all the time and won awards for my writing in high school but I chose teaching as a career though I had every intention to NEVER give up on my writing. I have journal after journal filled with my accounts of tears, achievements and wonderful occasions locked up in my attic and on my book shelves. I have reading … [Read more...]

Baby’s Primeras Mañanitas #FPMiPrimerCumple Twitter Party

**Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration between Latina Mom Bloggers and Fisher-Price®. However, all opinions are 100% my own**   From your baby’s precious first smile to their first steps, there’s nothing more special for a Latina mom than planning their baby’s very first birthday party! Fisher-Price® recently launched Mis Primeras Mañanitas, a campaign that celebrates the cultural importance of Las Mañanitas, the Latin American version of “Happy Birthday,” and … [Read more...]

Sleeping Beauty and Dreams Come True {Giveaway}

**Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored post with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Studios. However, all opinions expressed are my own** In our familia we are all about making our sueños realidades...it’s just who we are. This post could not have come at a better time because one of my son’s dreams just came true. He had his eye on becoming his school’s morning broadcaster and it’s been on his list of dreams for a while. I knew it was his secret sueño because he recited the broadcaster’s … [Read more...]

Sleep Really Matters With Tylenol® PM

**Disclosure: I have received information, product and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of Tylenol® PM. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. Tylenol® PM has always been a part of our household in part thanks to its ability to relieve those minor aches and pains but for me in particular, it helps to relieve those headaches that I can get from the stress I endure at work. As you have often heard me say, being a teacher … [Read more...]

Our Children Learning English with Leí Leí

Early literacy skills are an important factor for developing good readers. Children who comprehend what they read are set up to become lifelong learners, something we all want for our kids. As a Latina who grew up with a Puerto Rican mother and American father, the Spanish language ran deep in my household but it didn’t come before English. It was important for us to master the English language first, and then learn Spanish if we chose to. My mother’s English was not so good and so she perfected … [Read more...]

#SleepingBeautyPromo ‘Making Dreams Come True’

**Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Walt Disney Studios. However, all opinions are my own.** Have you sat down to discuss what your children dream of becoming or doing in the future? Have you ever created a ‘vision board’ that helps identify their dreams and fun ideas? You’ll be inspired to do so by seeing ‘Aurora’ all over again in Disney’s Ultimate Fairy Tale Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Blu-ray and Digital HD, available for the first time … [Read more...]