Luckily for us we have Northgate Market to help us out. Not only do they recognize the importance of family and meal time, they celebrate that mealtime is the best time of the day. For those days that I don’t want to cook, I can head to my local Northgate and pick up a meal to-go. I also try to pick up meals that are already preparado to help me save time. Like the Taquiza pack I picked up. Everything was ready to go, all I had to do was throw it on a comal on the grill and make our tacos. #NationalFamilyMealsMonthRead More
We all saw it didn’t we? We had to! We just had to see how the Avengers were going to End this game. (See what I did there?) After Avengers: Infinity War left us all hanging with our hearts ripped out and tears flowing, we luckily only had to wait one year to see how Avengers: Endgame was going to wrap things up for us. Everyone has their own opinions on how things could have been different, but I was perfectly happy with the ending. I like closure and I felt like Avengers: Endgame definitely provided us with closure. #AvengersEndgameRead More
It’s here! It’s officially back to school season, there are so many things about this time of year that I love. I love that the kids will get back to using their brains, I love that it means the hot months are finally coming to an end. I love that it means that Fall is coming. And I think I have just always loved the first day of school. Ever since I was a little girl, the first day of school was so exciting. It meant a new beginning, new year, new things to learn, new clothes, new friends and new experiencesRead More
The LA County #FairGoesPOP runs Aug. 30 to Sept. 22 at Fairplex.Read More
And now here we are, 2019. I took a date to see the new Lion King at the El Capitan theater and he was unfamiliar with the story. (WTF? I know!) Anyway, you should have heard him when Mufasa died. There was a loud gasp and an “Aww man.” And then he continued to ask if anyone else was going to die, throughout the entire movie.Read More
In recent years, Porto’s has grown and expanded and now they are never that far away from wherever you are in Southern California. They can be found in Glendale, Burbank, Buena Park, Downey and now West Covina.Read More
“Alright, Forky. You have to understand how lucky you are right now. You’re Bonnie’s toy. You are going to help create happy memories that will last for the rest of her life.”
~Woody, “Toy Story 4”Read More
I told myself that the “new me” would be more transparent and more honest and more real. But I find myself lost and hiding my feelings once again. Afraid to be one way or another. Faking the smiles, giving the façade of being okay. I’m not. I’m lost and unsure of everything in my life and it’s kinda scary.
Wait. Don’t get me wrong. I am strong for one reason, and one reason only. Well, two reasons. My girls.
I know what matters most. My girls. I know this and I am here for them. My girls are good, they’re happy and they’re thriving. They’re growing and changing every single day and I am here for it. Even when I’m not with them and I’m at work, I know that they check in with me, like no one else. Even though I must miss the every day moments while I’m at work providing for them, I know that when I get home and they sit with me, I get to breathe in their day and they save all the important stuff for me, the minute I walk through the door, and usually at the same time.
Nobody warned me about how heavy everything would feel and how lonely it would be as I pull my way through life. Please don’t confuse my venting for weakness, because weak, I am not. Maybe momentarily, but I always pull myself up and together. I just wonder…
When does it get to be about me? When do my feelings and my wants and needs come first? Will they ever? Every time I start to voice my wants and needs, I immediately feel selfish and unworthy. Will that ever change?
I’m using this platform as source of therapy, I’m venting and ranting and letting my emotions get the better of me, through my words for just a few minutes. Because, I’ll be very honest. I have no one to talk to about this, so you all get to be my ear, my shoulder, my snot rag. And now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest, back to work, back to the uncertainty, back to the creating a Summer schedule for my girls, back to planning a Summer of fun, back to looking at my budget, back to thinking about birthday gifts, back to fighting for what I deserve, back to life, back to reality.
As a Mom who does a lot of family entertainment stories, I see almost every single kid movie that comes out. So, I definitely have my favorites and will always share my opinion about the ones that I love and don’t love so much. Trolls is definitely one of my favorites because I found myself watching it all by myself the other day while I was home alone. Yes without kids I was watching all on my own. I love Trolls and this is why. I spent two days at the DreamWork’s campus a couple of years ago to do promotion. I recorded my voice as poppy and even got to do interviews with Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. My favorite people of all time. I could not love them anymore and guess who’s back in 2020 for the next Trolls installment. Check out the trailer below.Read More
Hey West Covina People! Plaza West Covina invites you to FREE “Summer Movies Under the Stars” each Tuesday evening from July 9th through July 30th. Each program will include movie trivia and bingo as well as the show. The movies will be shown outdoors on the third level of the shopping center’s parking structure. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and snacks will be available for purchase. To learn more, visit the center’s website at https://www.shoppingplazawestcovina.com/Read More
Summer can’t get here fast enough! I am planning all the things that I can. All the places I want to visit, and you know what’s on the top of my list? Universal Studios to check out the brand new Jurassic World The Ride! Oh my gosh, when I saw the commercial a few weeks ago, I was so excited! It just got real! Watch to the end so you can get a glimpse of Mosasaurus.Read More
The one podcast that I listen to on a semi-regular basis is SuperMamas. The first time I listened to them, I was like: Oh my gosh. These are my people. They sound like me, they talk like me, we are the same age, we’re all Mamas, and they make me feel normal. Their most recent episode, Episode 193 felt more real than any other before. The story that Bricia shares on this episode compelled me to not only share the episode with all of you, but to once again share my own story.Read More
So let me tell you a little bit about this tiny little movie called, Avengers: Endgame. Yup, they did it. Marvel Studios finally brought this epic, years long story to an end.Read More
Experience the all-new “Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle,” a powerful light projection experience. Illuminating a darker side of the Wizarding World, “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will cast a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects, unleashing the darkest creatures and villains, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort. The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” opens to the public April 13 – 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood then returns from May 25 – 27.Read More
Last weekend me and my girls were lucky enough to screen #MissingLink, a new film from LAIKA studios starring the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis. We are HUGE LAIKA fans, with Coraline being a favorite of ours, so we were really excited to see what LAIKA had in store for us. #MissingLink did not disappoint, we laughed our way through most of the film, which also had a ton of heart and of course a little bit of a life lesson thrown in for good measure. I’ll be very honest, a particular theme that stands out to me now is when there is a strong female character being represented and #MissingLink has that with Adelina, voiced by the phenomenal Zoe Saldana.Read More
What better way to celebrate the first weekend of Spring, than at the LA Zoo’s opening weekend for their Spring Fling festivities. It was so nice to be outside for a change, since for the first time in a really long time, we had a cold and rainy winter. As I looked around at all of the faces in the crowd at the LA Zoo, you can tell that everyone there was just so excited to be out of the house.Read More
Whenever I hear stories of single moms raising incredible people and doing amazing jobs, I don’t feel like I’m part of that club. I guess as a Mom, you never feel like you’re doing enough or doing things right. But I sure as hell am trying my best and my girls are doing just fine. They’re not perfect, but they’re fine and I guess I am too. #NationalSingleParentsDayRead More
Today I got emotional and I talked about it on my InstaStories. I talk pretty openly over there, on the daily, and the reason I feel so comfortable with that is because most of my viewers are women, around my age, mothers, people who I relate to. Yesterday I received messages asking if I was okay, because I wasn’t my usual perky self. I also received a nice video message from a friend telling me she has days like that too and we’re all gonna be okay. Just those words of encouragement and support, and knowing that someone was listening and not just tapping through my videos, was helpful.Read More
Are you one of the millions that went to see Marvel Studios Captain Marvel? We got to see an advanced screening last week and by we, I mean my 10 year old daughter and I. Who else would be a better date for Captain Marvel? Of course I want to take my daughter to see a female superhero movie, but what we saw was so much more.Read More