By Mariela Rosario | 02/22/2010 - 10:29
A few weeks ago, I posted about how my two year old is a crazy little chatterbox. Yes, it can get mildly annoying, but I adore her sweet voice. What I appreciate most is that her non-stop chatter is all in Spanish. I can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that all my efforts to raise her bilingual are paying off. I started this bilingual journey by just speaking to my little newborn in Spanish.
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/17/2010 - 17:38
Remember a while back when I said I always wanted a mini-van? I still do (never going to happen according to my hubby) but I don't think there will ever be three kids in it—at least not three of my own kids! At some point after getting married, Jeremy and I decided that three children was perfect. A family of five just seemed so sweet. Now, with two girls under three years old, we're, um, changing our tune.
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/15/2010 - 09:30
In the middle of this chilly winter, I've got summer fever, I just skipped spring fever and went straight to summer. We live near the ocean and took a drive by the beaches the other day—with the heat blasting in the car and the sun shining in the windows, I could have sworn it was a hot August day. Except for my giant coat of course.
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/10/2010 - 11:28
With the snow falling steadily outside, we're getting ready in my house for some serious crafting. We're breaking out the construction paper, glue, crayons, markers, old paper towel rolls, old magazines—anything and everything to pass the time. This time of year is my favorite for crafting, mainly because I'm really good at drawing and cutting hearts (other shapes elude me!). We'll be making valentines for all the special people in our lives.
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/08/2010 - 09:49
It's only February and summer is (or at least feels) a lifetime away. With the holidays over, we find our family has a lot more free time. But just because there's less to do does not mean we're ready to settle into hibernation for the remainder of these chilly days. I'm all about getting the kids out of the house at least once a day. I believe it's necessary for their, and my, sanity, not to mention it's important for them to do a little exercise and expend some energy.
By Dolores | 02/05/2010 - 11:42
I am 22 years old, have never been married and do not have any children. I just got engaged to a 26-year-old man who’s loving and considerate and who has four children from a previous marriage. My family and friends tell me to choose wisely because of his child-support burden. They say this will affect our relationship and my income. Should I marry him or should I move on?
—Dani in New Mexico
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/03/2010 - 12:35
I'm putting out an SOS to any and all mamis who will listen. It's been 8.5 months since I had Farrah and I'm overdue on making a decision on a pretty big issue. With a toddler and baby keeping us on our toes and exhausted, we're pretty sure we're done with having kids for the moment. We can't say if we're done for good but for right now we're capping it at two kids, at least until our lives settle down a bit. So, the big question is: What kind of contraception to use?
By Carla Molina Martins | 02/01/2010 - 12:26
Jessica Alba has gotten lots of flack in the past for some of her supposed comments on her heritage. I feel for her because she gets criticized for speaking her mind. In a recent interview, Jessica revealed that she's hired a professional Spanish tutor to ensure that both she and her daughter learn the language.
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/28/2010 - 16:00
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?"
I told her because she was hungry and wanted to eat.
Dessa asked, "¿Porque?"
I told her because she had worked up an appetite playing.
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/25/2010 - 12:10
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 initials on it so you can turn a major milestone into as a cute charm. If you're feeling extra blingy, you can even add a diamond! Check it out: