Category: parenting

The harsh realities of raising up brown sons

The harsh realities of raising up brown sons

  Every single time my four teenage sons walk out the door of our home — the only home they’ve ever known, the place where they broke piñatas on their birthday, the place that they’ve been loved and cared for all…

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

At Christmastime, it’s not about how many presents are under the tree, it’s about doing good as a parent and realizing your kids are happy and they love you.

Halloween: Star Wars-inspired Chewbacca costume

Halloween: Star Wars-inspired Chewbacca costume

Our family loves Star Wars. This Chewbacca costume is simple, cozy and perfect for the person who has a thing for Wookies. When my 16 year-old son spotted this hooded Chewbacca onesie at Target, he immediately grabbed it and ran…

Back to school brings big change for us

Back to school brings big change for us

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. All opinions are my own. Our back-to-school season is looking a little bit different this year. For the first time ever, I enrolled two of my kids —…

Incorporating homeopathic meds into your life

Incorporating homeopathic meds into your life

I’m always searching for natural solutions for my family. Homeopathic medicine has worked for us. I’ve always been the crunchy granola type. I just like the idea of things being natural and I’ve been this way since I was about…

Happy Father’s Dad, Pops: You’re doin’ good

Happy Father’s Dad, Pops: You’re doin’ good

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions…

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

The sad reality is, this is exactly why people of color parent their kids the way they do. They fear for their child’s life and would rather step in and deal with them harshly rather than let them be killed on the…

LéaLA | Encouraging bilingual books and Latino culture

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LéaLA and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little girl, my nose was always in a book. Reading opened up to a whole new world to me. Suddenly, I was…

Teenage boys and their crazy hair

Teenage boys and their crazy hair

A teenager’s hair is one of the biggest ways they get to display their originality. All this mama wanted was to make sure my son was sending the right message with his crazy hair. One of the favorite things about…

Growth: Life, love, familia & blogging

Growth: Life, love, familia & blogging

When I began blogging back in the stone ages in 2006,  I was the mama to six little ones age 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9. It was something I did in between dirty diapers, goldfish cracker snack breaks…