5 Simple Ways to Feel Connected While Mom’s Away

5 Simple Ways to Feel Connected While Mom’s Away

July is upon us and I'm revving up for a busy month. In addition to a fun family getaway, I've got a few important work events happening all within days of each other. For as many trips as this blogging road has taken me on, of which I am always grateful, there are even more that I have to decline. The reality is that I'm a mom to two very young kids, and being away from them is never easy. In partnership with Cricket Wireless, and in preparation for this crazy month coming up, I thought I'd share 5 simple ways to feel connected while mom's away. I'm a Cricket Ambassador and this post is … [Read more...]

 

Quitting Café When You’re Cuban: My First Drip Coffee Maker

Quitting Café When You’re Cuban: My First Drip Coffee Maker

Have you ever felt like making a change in a certain part of your life? That while the majority of other things were going well, one area needed a massive correction? That was me a few months ago with my nutrition - my water intake, specifically - and so, I made a course correction. I quit coffee. I'm Cuban and I quit coffee. To be Cuban and quit coffee feels completely unnatural. To explain this feeling, take into account that I was given café con leche as a kid... in a bottle. It's that serious. When I told my mom that I had put my American coffee maker in storage (Cubans drink espresso, … [Read more...]

 

Best Father’s Day Gift For Hard Working Dads: Office Makeover!

Best Father’s Day Gift For Hard Working Dads: Office Makeover!

Father's Day is around the corner and I was having a heck of a time deciding what to do for Daddy D. He's amazing and deserves the best Father's Day gift out there. But what is that, exactly? Some people have a knack at giving great gifts. I have a friend who is flawless in this department - everything is beautifully packaged, adorned with ribbons galore. But when she gifted me a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens as a house warming present, she took the cake for efficient and functional, as well. Those gifts are the really awesome ones: the ones you never knew you needed but can no … [Read more...]

 

If I Still Had A Baby: Adorable Disney Baby Gear

If I Still Had A Baby: Adorable Disney Baby Gear

We celebrated Alina's 4th birthday at Disneyland six months ago - I can hardly believe it! The whole thing about kids growing up fast... so cliché; I won't even say it. I just wish time would slow down a bit or that I could relive certain parts of her early years. Becoming a new mom presented some of the best and most challenging days of my life. I will treasure them forever. When Disney Baby asked me to check out their adorable selection of new Minnie Mouse baby gear at Walmart, I couldn't help but walk down memory lane. Alina has always loved Minnie Mouse - her femininity and high pitched … [Read more...]

 

Bet On My Baby: Sebastian’s Superhero Edition!

Bet On My Baby: Sebastian’s Superhero Edition!

A few weeks ago, I did something I never did when Alina was a toddler: I looked up videos on YouTube for Sebastian to watch. I know, I know. Big deal. But Alina was the chillest kid compared to my wild boy, and I needed a few minutes to focus, so I took the technology plunge. I checked out an amazing Spiderman stop motion photography series and let him zone out. Little did I know that I would create a HUGE obsession with the insect superhero! So when Walmart prompted me to create an in-home challenge for my little superhero in celebration of the second season of ABC's hit show, Bet On Your … [Read more...]

 

3 Reasons To Be Excited About PBS Kids This Summer

3 Reasons To Be Excited About PBS Kids This Summer

DSM Joins PBS Kids VIP Blogger Team When I got the email asking me to join the ranks of bloggers working with PBS Kids as a VIP (Very Involved Parent), I said yes without a moment's hesitation. This partnership is not sponsored (meaning, not compensated). And while PBS Kids invited me to San Francisco to attend their 2014 Annual Meeting, I would have joined regardless. In fact, my first ever "soap box" post on De Su Mama was about - not interracial marriage or multiracial parenting - but supporting public media. I believe in PBS Kids wholeheartedly and am honored to be on the PBS Kids team. … [Read more...]

 

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