Category: family

Know your mammogram guidelines

Know your mammogram guidelines

Everyone I know in this life has been touched by cancer. So many lives touched, so many lives changed forever. Some people come out battered and bruised but they make it through. Others don’t and it’s devastating. No one wants…

When words fail, send a Christmas card

When words fail, send a Christmas card

A lovely greeting card can speak kindness and peace where awkward words cannot this Christmas season. To me, the holidays are about family. It doesn’t really matter how many presents are under the tree (with 13 grandchildren in the family,…

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 —…

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…

When you decide to do Whole30 but you have six kids

When you decide to do Whole30 but you have six kids

I finally decided to embark on the Whole30 adventure, but one question remains: how am I going to stick to this diet and prepare meals for my six kids? Have you heard of Whole30? Welp, if you haven’t then you’ve…

Staying home for NYE with Netflix

Staying home for NYE with Netflix

We’re staying in for New Year’s Eve this year but since we have Netflix, we’re all set in the entertainment department.

A lesson about fathers that my uncle taught me

A lesson about fathers that my uncle taught me

As a young girl growing up, my uncles were a vital part of my life. My mother is the middle child of seven siblings and she has always been close to her four brothers. Over the years, they’ve served as…

My grandmother’s hands

My grandmother’s hands

My Nana as a young girl, a young woman and as a young wife. My little brown Nana from East L.A turned 86 years young last July. As I think back on this lovely woman, scenes from my childhood flow…

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…

Summer Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm

Summer Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm

I had the chance to see all of the exciting things happening at Knott’s Berry Farm last week. I haven’t visited Knott’s in such a long time, and as I made my way through the park, I wondered why. I have so many fond memories of this place! My parents took my brother and I to Knott’s many, many times.