I kneel on the bathroom floor, with my forehead to the ground, and start to pray. The kids are bickering outside the door, making it difficult to hear my own thoughts. As it should be, childhood isn’t concerned with savage inequalities and societal violence. So I give up. I give up praying. For a few breaths, I regain composure. Still in prayer position, I inhale. Peace. Exhale, strength. Inhale, perspective.
When I was a kid, my dad had a boat. I would climb to the tippy top of the bow, letting the wind pull my hair, savoring the joys of flying on the water. Those moments are seriously some of my best childhood memories. So, while Daddy D and I don’t own any water toys of our own, we do make it a point to get on the water one
This week, Alina and I had quite the adventure – one that we will remember for many years to come. Doming her new Princess Elena gown, we headed down to the Disney Channel building in Burbank, California as invited press to watch the first episode of Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first project featuring a Latina princess. We also got to interview Aimee Carrero, the voice of Princess Elena. Aimee is a
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
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.
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
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