Snack Ideas, Printables and Savings!

Snack Ideas, Printables and Savings!

This year I am also very excited to finally start to share the history and culture behind Dia de los Muertos with my girls and for them to share it with their classmates. These printable sugar skulls or calaveras make starting the conversation easier. #SnackItAndPackIt #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias

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Our Favorite New Disney Junior Friend- Vampirina!

Our Favorite New Disney Junior Friend- Vampirina!

Last week we were invited to a mid-week outdoor Movie Night starring Disney Junior's newest friend Vampirina. Thank you to LA Mamacitas for having us over for such a fun night, we had such a fun night. Not only were my girls so excited to finallywatch Vampirina, but I was excited to hang out with some fellow LA Mamacitas for a couple hours too. The LA Mamacitas put together such a cute spread for an outdoor movie night starring Vampirina. #LAMamacitas #Vampirina #DisneyJunior

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SoCal Halloween Fun- Boo at the LA Zoo

SoCal Halloween Fun- Boo at the LA Zoo

Back again for another year of fun! Boo at the LA Zoo is treating guests to some Halloween fun. Weekends in October are special at the LA Zoo because not only do you get to visit all of the amazing animals that you know and love, but you can also expect live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, characters, and crafts.

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Make it a Movie Night #FrightAndDelight

Make it a Movie Night #FrightAndDelight

One of the best parts about my girls growing up is sharing with them things from my childhood. I love to tell them about the games I used to play, sing along to old songs and quote lines from my favorite movies. I feel like I've been waiting for them to be old enough to really appreciate the movies that I loved so much. So, this Halloween season I've been bringing out some of my favorites.  The time has finally come for them to be introduced to some of the classics and of course, the only way they can be properly introduced is with a movie night. #FrightAndDelight #CollectiveBias

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How to Share Dia de los Muertos with your classmates

How to Share Dia de los Muertos with your classmates

Growing up, Dia de los Muertos was a holiday that I was aware of, but it wasn't something that my family celebrated. I don't know why, I wish we had, because I think it's such a beautiful way to honor your family. As a Latina Mom, I am going to take this opportunity to teach my girls the truth behind the history and tradition.  #OfrendasConNestle #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias

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Creamy Jalapeño Potato Chowder

Creamy Jalapeño Potato Chowder

This is another very simple, easy to follow recipe created with what you probably already have on hand. Potato chowders are one of my favorites. Usually I tend to add in whatever leftovers are staring at me from my refrigerator, begging to be used. This time, I'm trying something new and adding some more exciting flavors by using LA MORENA® Sliced Jalapeños. #RediscoverLaMorena #VivaLaMorena

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Tricks and Treats at Knott's Spooky Farm

Tricks and Treats at Knott's Spooky Farm

Oh, Knott's Berry Farm, you have such a special place in our hearts. Knott's Berry Farm has been a part of our lives for the past four years, across all seasons, holidays and for numerous events. The love we have for Knott's all started right here, four years ago at #KnottsSpookyFarm.

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Queen Mary's Dark Harbor- Get the Ship Scared Out of You!

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor- Get the Ship Scared Out of You!

Okay, if you're not following my InstaStories over on Instagram, you are totally and completely missing out on all of my fun daily updates. If you were following my InstaStories, then you would know just how completely excited and nervous I was to attend the opening night of the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor. I was invited and said yes, and then was completely freaked out all the way up until walking through the welcome gate. This was my first time doing any fright night type of event in almost 20 years and I have to say... I had so much fun! 

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5 Ways To Snack Better For You #SnackHonestly

5 Ways To Snack Better For You #SnackHonestly

For the first few days when they were back at school, I noticed I was falling into bad habits of eating their snacks and finding reasons to stop and eat while running errands. Heading into the holidays I knew I didn't want to form those bad habits, so I made a decision to pick some snacks that were better for me and have them on hand at all times. #SnackHonestly #CollectiveBias

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Discover a Different Breed of Hero #MyLittlePonyMovie in Theaters Oct. 6th!

Discover a Different Breed of Hero #MyLittlePonyMovie in Theaters Oct. 6th!

I did it again. This weekend I won the Best Mom in the World Award when I surprised my daughter with an advanced screening of the newest My Little Pony Movie. I loved My Little Pony when I was a little girl and I was not-so-secretly excited when my girls started loving them too. We have spent many hours watching My Little Pony over the past few years so, I have become very familiar with these lovable ponies. Pinky Pie and Rainbow Dash are my favorites with Fluttershy coming in a close third. 

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2nd Annual Pink Walk at Ontario Mills

2nd Annual Pink Walk at Ontario Mills

Have you noticed the abundance of the color Pink during the month of October? October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so get ready to see pink and pink ribbons and "Save the Tata's" everywhere you turn. Breast Cancer awareness is important. It's a big deal, in fact, it's a huge deal. Today while attending the Ontario Mills 2nd Annual Pink Walk, I heard some very real statistics. Did you know that 1 in 8 women in the US will get Breast Cancer? 1 in 8 is an astounding number and as much as the color Pink is synonymous with Breast Cancer, so is the name Susan G. Komen.

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Walk, Talk and Act Like A Pirate! #DisneyPirates on Blu-Ray/DVD Oct. 3rd!

Walk, Talk and Act Like A Pirate! #DisneyPirates on Blu-Ray/DVD Oct. 3rd!

This year I took celebrating National Talk Like a Pirate Day a little further than even I knew possible. I didn’t just spend this day walking around saying “Argh!” like I normally do. No, this year I was dressed by pirates to look like a pirate, hung out with pirates, took lessons in being a pirate and even hung out with the Black Pearl. This was all made possible of course by Disney and Allied Contigo to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales- out on Blu-Ray/DVD October 3rd!

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Pumpkin Patch Fun at Irvine Park Railroad

Pumpkin Patch Fun at Irvine Park Railroad

One thing that East Los Angeles lacks is Pumpkin Patches! I didn't even know that Pumpkin Patches were a thing until I ventured out of my little bubble and saw this giant carnival disguised as a pumpkin patch.  I thought everyone bought their pumpkins at the market while doing their weekly grocery shopping. But now I love visiting pumpkin patches as a Fall family must do activity. Irvine Park Railroad is one of the best, most fun Pumpkin Patches you will find in Southern California. 

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Get Ready for #PixarCOCO with these Printable Activity Sheets

Get Ready for #PixarCOCO with these Printable Activity Sheets

How excited are you for Disney/Pixar's latest greatest creation, COCO!? I know I'm not alone in this. It has been such a long road to get here, as a Latina Mama I know there was a lot of resistance and a lot of hesitation and hope that Disney would honor the traditions behind Dia de los Muertos. I have yet to see the film for myself, but from the trailer (which you can check out below) it seems as though Disney has worked their magic and created a really beautiful story. #PixarCOCO

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Now Open in Theaters Everywhere! #LEGONINJAGOMovie

Now Open in Theaters Everywhere! #LEGONINJAGOMovie

I didn't think I'd love the LEGO movies as much as I do, but I loved the first LEGO Movie, and then loved LEGO BATMAN and now this one, the LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE had me laughing so hard and out loud and possibly even more than my kids. #LEGONINJAGOMovie AD

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We Love Num Noms

We Love Num Noms

There are very few things that are better than a Mommy/Daughter date. When we were invited to Au Fudge a few weeks back to check out the new Num Noms, I knew that both me and my girls would have a blast. I knew they would love to check out the latest Num Noms and I know that I love the food and atmosphere at Au Fudge. 

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Together we grow #WeAllGrowFAMILIA

Together we grow #WeAllGrowFAMILIA

I can't believe it's been almost a whole year since the first #WeAllGrowFAMILIA.  The We All Grow Summits have been some of my favorite times of year over the last few years and when I received an invitation to last years #WeAllGrowFamilia at the Munchkin Inc. headquarters, I could not wait to see what this amazing day was going to bring to us. I love the feeling of being surrounded by like-minded, strong, ambitious, powerful women that are ready to share their inspiration and be inspired-- and this day was all of that, plus familia.

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A Netflix Show for Your Daughters #SpiritRidingFree

A Netflix Show for Your Daughters #SpiritRidingFree

This Summer we were invited by DreamWorks and #AlliedContigo for a fun afternoon at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. We were there to celebrate the new show DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free by not only hanging out with some horses, but riding horses and even painting horses. It was definitely a very memorable afternoon.  #SpiritRidingFree

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Dream Big, Princess at the El Capitan Theatre

Dream Big, Princess at the El Capitan Theatre

I am a huge fan of Disney's Dream Big, Princess campaign. Every time I see the commercial on Disney Channel (check it out below) it makes my heart so full and happy.  When my girls were very young, I was not crazy about the idea of calling my daughters princess, in fact I would say, "They're not princesses. They're little monsters." But, Disney has changed the tone of being a Princess, and I am on board. No longer do Princesses wait around for a Prince to kiss them or fall victim to a villain. Nope. Princesses take their lives into their own hands, accomplish goals that others wouldn't even dream of attempting, they save the day and save their families and proudly seek out adventures. 

If you can dream it, you can do it. Which princess inspires you to follow your dreams?

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