The Mami Diaries
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/28/2010 - 16:00 | 3 Comments
The other day we went to Barnes and Noble. Dessa played with a little girl in the children's book section and then the little girl had to leave with her mom. Dessa and I waved good-bye and my toddler asked me, "¿Donde va ella?" I told her in Spanish that the little girl was headed home.
Dessa asked, "¿Porque?"
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/25/2010 - 12:10 | 0 Comments
I recently came across "Le Knockout" collection from Kim Kovel while surfing the glorious world wide web. It's a keepsake line which takes the tooth fairy to a whole other level. When your baby loses their first tooth, Ms. Kovel (a mommy herself) will cast it in gold or silver and engrave their...
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/20/2010 - 15:30 | 0 Comments
My little baby isn't so little any more! Just last week Farrah turned 8 months and ever since, she's been crossing off milestones left and right. In case you were wondering:
1. She has mastered the art of the crawl. She used to scoot around the house but it quickly morphed into a full on crawl—she now moves at alaming speeds.
2. I can barely believe it...
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/18/2010 - 11:00 | 0 Comments
Tantrums, oh, tantrums. They are in full effect in my house these days. Dessa is one headstrong, independent and strong-willed toddler. She's a feisty Cubanita if ever I've seen one.
As frustrating as it is, it's also really great to see. I'd much rather have a spirited...
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/13/2010 - 14:37 | 0 Comments
Growing up, "frugal" wasn't a term my family used a lot. We took trips to Disney every year, were extravagant gift givers and kept up with the Jones's to a certain extent—all on a middle class income. But nowadays, with all this talk of, "Recession this, frugal that," it's really become all about the bargain. And I've got to be honest, it is tough for me. I used to like...
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/11/2010 - 12:42 | 6 Comments
Drum roll, please...
We now officially have a potty-trained toddler!
Dessa basically figured out how to use the potty all on her own and spent several months using the toilet at home. Then the holidays rolled around and we decided it was too much of a bother to complete the task of potty training so we continued letting her use diapers when we went out. But...
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/05/2010 - 16:02 | 0 Comments
While most folks have taken down their Christmas tree and eliminated any sign of the holiday from their home, we've still got all of our holiday decor up. As much as both my husband and I would love to take it all down and get back to our normal, clutter free status, we're willing to deal with it until we celebrate El Dia de Los Reyes Mago. As a kid, the holidays...
By Carla Molina Martins | 12/30/2009 - 10:29 | 0 Comments
s it really the end of the year? I'm baffled by how quickly time flies when you have kids. Hopefully as they get older things will slow down a bit. I'm even more baffled by the fact my kids are already 7 months and 2 1/2 years old! Offline, I'll be doing some reflecting on 2009 and soul searching for where I want to take 2010. Here in this lovely space I want to have fun....
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