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Posts by Vanessa Bell

Disney Elena of Avalor Products Make Their Royal Debut!

When Alina and I attended Disney’s Social Media Moms event in May, I was excited to learn about the initiatives that the brand is making to become more inclusive and diversify their storytelling, including accents and skin colors. But nothing could have prepared me the emotions I felt when they debuted Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first Latina Princess, and her ruby red dress. So of course, when I heard that

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The Beauty of Summer Dress Season

Summer has always been my favorite season of the year. In summer, Daddy D and I celebrate birthdays and the anniversary of our union. In summer, we’re void of agendas, spend spontaneously (recklessly?) on travel and savor the simple days with our kids. But one of my most favorite things about summer are the collections of dresses that line the racks of every store, at every budget and every style.

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Olvera Street: Mexican Cultura in Downtown LA

When we moved back to Southern California, my husband and I ached for experiences that would undeniably enrich our lives; to raise our multiracial children close to family and among our cultures, giving them a strong connection to their heritage. What better way than exploring the origins of Downtown Los Angeles and Olvera Street? With its Latino roots and urban center, Olvera Street is one of the oldest streets in

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The Makings Of A Perfect Summer Day

Oh the joys of summer! This being my first year with school aged kids, I’ve come to understand the sacred months of freedom between grades and have been cherishing each moment with my growing babies. Summer time is truly magical and the perfect summer days – at least for us – have been spent here at home. Recently, before the kids were let out of school, I took a trip

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California’s Solvang: A Danish Travel Adventure with Kids

California is rich in cultural stories, including the ones we learned when traveling to Solvang with kids. For me, as a Latina mom having recently moved back to California, this depth of experience also provides exposure for my young kids. The opportunity to experience various cultures and life experiences first hand – without having to travel the globe – helps my 5-year-old daughter absorb the stories of her own family legacy.

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My Curly Boy’s First Buzz Haircut!

My sweet curly boy got his first big boy buzz hair cut yesterday and I’m all in my feels about it. I blogged about my baby boy’s first curly haircut a few years back, and he’s gotten hair cuts since then, but never with the clippers or a razor. His haircuts have always only been with scissors. Until yesterday. I had read somewhere that clippers could alter texture (although that doesn’t

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