Category: cultura

Children’s books celebrating Women’s History Month

Children’s books celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month and the month of March is almost over. Eek! You still have time to head over to BabyCenter for fourteen really cool and colorful children’s books to help celebrate the wonderful contributions of women from past and…

Latina Heroes: Painted Peg Dolls

Latina Heroes: Painted Peg Dolls

In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to create dolls that were an example of strong women in the Latina community so my daughters could identify with them and be inspired. I’ve been going a little loca over these…

Chinese Lantern Festival DIY: Recycled jar lanterns

Chinese Lantern Festival DIY: Recycled jar lanterns

Gung hay fat choy! Transform these glass jars into lanterns and celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration of the year in China.  It’s a time of feasting with the family, fireworks and gift-giving….

Rastaman Vibration: Happy 69th birthday, Bob Marley

Rastaman Vibration: Happy 69th birthday, Bob Marley

Image source: Flickr/Monosnaps I’ve been resting in bed all day because I feel like poop. Finally, “the sick” made its way into our home. My tea cups, throat spray and booger tissues scattered beside me, I decided to try and…

Feliz Dia de Tonantzin

Feliz Dia de Tonantzin

Today is the day people celebrate the Virgen de Guadalupe’s feast day — the day in Mexican history when it is believed she appeared to Juan Diego. I’m not Catholic and I wasn’t born in Mexico so I did not…

How to dress like a “Chola” for Halloween

How to dress like a “Chola” for Halloween

Inspired by the Southern California cholo culture, here is everything you need to pull off the “chola” look this Halloween. I have a thing for cholas. Don’t be scurrred. Someone once told me if you forbid your children from doing…

Video: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with your children

Video: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with your children

Dia de los Muertos has become a big part of my life for the past ten years or so. Although I did not grow up celebrating this holiday, I was quickly enchanted by the beauty of its tradition. Every year,…

A day in L.A: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Nestlé Abuelita

A day in L.A: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos with Nestlé Abuelita

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the HQ for NESTLÉ® Abuelita™ chocolate and NESCAFÉ® Café de Olla here in Southern California. I had such a wonderful time last year that I couldn’t wait to return and experience Dia de…

Make your own Dia de los Muertos #TOMS shoes

Make your own Dia de los Muertos #TOMS shoes

Paint your own Dia de los Muertos-inspired sugar skulls on a pair of shoes using craft paint and paint markers pens. It’s the perfect way to celebrate this Mexican holiday. The cool thing about being a creative person is you…

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos at Disneyland during Halloween

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos at Disneyland during Halloween

As a Latino family, Dia de los Muertos is near and dear to our hearts. It felt good for this special day to be recognized at the Disneyland Resort. For the first time ever, I got to experience Mickey’s Halloween…