Holaaaa. We’re Cristy and Katherine amigas, moms, founders and publishers of Los Tweens & Teens.
I, Cristy, conceived the idea for Los Tweens and Teens in the midst of raising twin identical daughters, Sophia and Olivia.
I was struggling with keeping my Latina culture alive for them once my amazing Abuelitos passed away – they were the true gatekeepers.
My hubby and I realized we needed to teach them about culture during these critical tween years. As my madre says…”ahora es el momento – luego es muy tarde para empezar.”
My three kids, Maddy, Jonathan and Carmen were missing out on a critical part of their identities.
Between school, friends, activities, carefully watching how they’re developing and with who – our hands are full. So as amigas helping each other we try to share those insights with you and hope you share yours with us.
I married my college sweetheart Chris (yes it’s true)- truly my best friend- and we’ve been together in wedded bliss for a longggg time!
I’m the daughter of amazing Cuban-immigrant parents who taught me that hard work is essential to achieving your dreams and goals. I’m a Girl Scout troop leader, an amiga, sister, social media marketing professional and all-around funny chica!
A little more about Katherine…
The best memories I have of my childhood are my summers with my grandparents soaking up as much culture, Spanish and Cuban food as possible. Their work ethic, drive and enthusiasm to enjoy life have inspired me every step of the way as a wife and mom.
My husband and I met in high school and have been inseparable since then. Together we raise three amazing children.
Maddy, our tween, is full of spunk and energy and loves sports. Jonathan, our Kindergartener, loves sharks, dinosaurs, Legos, anything with a screen and always has a witty comment. Carmen, our baby, is still developing her personality but from what we can tell she is going to be quite a handful!
I am a Girl Scout troop leader as well, volunteer for different charities in Miami, have my own marketing company (Siren Marketing) and am a self-proclaimed foodie.
I love sharing stories, swapping ideas and learning.