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:
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/20/2010 - 15:30
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 but she cruises around the house already! She pushes a little wagon back and forth, it's not a quick stroll, but rather confident and joyous.
By Chris Hermosilla | 01/15/2010 - 10:41
Few areas of digital entertainment have grown up faster than video games. If you haven’t taken a look at today’s home game consoles—the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3—they’re way more than kids’ play. Besides the expanded library of games that cater to all age ranges of both men and women (and not just your boyfriend and his buddies), the actual devices do a whole lot more than just play games. So even if you’re not much of a player, here are three things you can do with the latest game systems:
By Carla Molina Martins | 01/13/2010 - 14:37
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 to shop for myself (who doesn't?), but I really love shopping for my girls. I could do nothing else all day long and I would if money grew on trees.