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Earth Day Report- An Engineer, Tweens & Recycling

Earth Day has been extra special for me for the last 17 years… it’s my wedding anniversary!  And, I married an Environmental Engineer – yes, you read correctly!  When I saw April 22nd available as a Saturday wedding date back in 1995, I just knew it would be special for years to come.  But even […]

Sticky Note Reality – Tired Moms Teaching Our Tweens

When I left my 9-5 job to work on my own ventures, including Los Tweens, I had grandiose ideas of spending lots of time with my three kids, exercising regularly, and working on those scrapbooks I’ve been swearing I’d put together since Maddy was born 10 years ago.  Reality – (a reality which many business […]

Playing Dress-Up & Connecting with your Tween

Probably the most fun Los Tweens moms and Tweens (we even got one of the dads to join in too!) had at Hispanicize 2012 was playing dress up!  No matter how old we are we still love throwing on feather boas, funky hats, crazy glasses and wild jewelry to pose for photos and so do […]

Semana Santa – Pensamientos a compartir con los adolescentes todo el año

allen credit and debt counseling El 1ro de Abril nuestro  Pastor celebró la misa del Domingo de Ramos dedicada a los niños. El quiso ilustrar el propósito de Cristo al escojer un burro para su transportación ese dia. Para lograr este objetivo pidió a un niño que mostrara a los feligreses la figura de una […]

Easter Egg Rice Krispy Nests — Delicious Fun for the Family

by Stephen Chavez Confetti eggs. Jelly beans. Easter Baskets. It’s a fun time this week for the family to enjoy yummy goodies while being thankful for their blessings. These nifty Easter egg nests are made with rice krispies. The gooey, marshmallow mixture makes a perfect dessert to take to the park for your family picnic. Best of all, they […]

Sharing Passover & Religious Observances con nuestros chicos

By Cristy Clavijo-Kish debt management program Founder & Co-Publisher The next two weeks are surely significant ones among the Judeo-Christian community with the observances for Easter and Passover. We should take the opportunity to speak about our own traditions, but also about others. I started the discussion on Passover in my home by making my […]

Holy Week – Thoughts to Share with Tweens all the Time

By: Cristy Clavijo-Kish Founder & Co-Publisher This week I may have heard the best religious message I have in a very long time and I immediately thought of our Tweens. But its application for daily life is far broader. It was the children’s mass on Palm Sunday and our pastor wanted to illustrate for our […]

Los juegos- Family Game Night a los tweens

Family Game Reviews “Hedbanz” by www.spinmaster.com When asked by friends what my girls would like for their birthday, I answered a number of them with “board games.” This was my request and less from the girls but it worked out nicely. I feel we spend too much time playing online or with gaming consoles and […]

Celebrating Easter with Tweens

  By Katherine Doble-Cannata It’s almost time for Easter, one of our favorite times of the year! In our family, Pascua is all about familia.  The entire family goes to church first thing in the morning and then we celebrate with a big Easter egg hunt in the backyard and brunch.  Misa, comida y familia – what more can you […]

Los Tweens is going to the Theatre

We have been invited by the The Arsht Center to attend this weekend’s presentation of Marionetas de la Esquina – Emilio and the Enchanted Cow which has been entertaining children and adults alike since 1975. The production has helped make puppetry one of the favorite family entertainments throughout the Americas!   Our chicos of My.Los […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fun and First Contest!

By Cristy and Katherine Drum rollllll…. Our final winning St. Patrick’s Day punch name was: Rockin’ Shamrock! And for a Spanlish twist- we added: Rockeando el Shamrock! Yes, there is a linguist somewhere that just got very angry- but we’re just having fun. What was so important about all this? We engaged our Tweens in […]

St. Patrick’s Day Tween Friendly Punch

  We’re gearing up for a St. Patrick’s Day party!  Our tweens came up with a punch but they need help with a name!  VOTE for your favorite name by leaving a comment below.  Oh and don’t forget to make it.  According to our tweens, “Es delicioso!”. Name our punch: Rocking Shamrock Punch Four Leaf […]

Everything but Your Kitchen Sink, Homemade Veggie Pizza

Written by: Stephen Chavez Do you ever go to your refrigerator and see small pieces of vegetables that by themselves would not make a meal? I’m talking about half an onion in a plastic sandwich bag, a peeled zucchini that has already been diced, a half cup of spinach sitting lonely in a bag that you didn’t use […]