culture

Latin Billboard Music Awards in Orgullosa Style

I have been to the Latin Billboards a few times and the show delivers on awesome Latino music, great entertainment and beautifully dressed Latinas every time. This year I had the pleasure of being invited and attending the Latin Billboard Music Awards with my amigas from P&G’s Orgullosa initiative and my bestie Michelle (my partner […]

RIO 2 Wins with Families

One of our favorite family movie premieres so far this year certainly is Rio 2 from Blue Sky Studios  & 20th Century Fox which opens nationwide on April 11th. Since our blog platform is all about helping parents guide their children through the tween and teen years with a cultural twist, we certainly appreciated the […]

Parenting Children Latino vs. American Style

by Dr. Tanginika Cuascud for Mamiverse In my native Puerto Rico, the methods of discipline were very straightforward: You did what you were told or you were punished. Not obeying guaranteed un chancletazo (a spanking with a flip flop). Offering to hit with other implements such as belts, twigs and tree branches was not out of the question and oftentimes, parents […]

Sharing Passover to Open Tween Minds

  Our Los Tweens team was invited by our amiga Jeannette Kaplun of Hispana Global to join her for an annual Passover celebration presented by the Latin American committee of the Miami AJC. It is a beautiful celebration of liberty and so many traditions that help retrace the history of freedom from slavery of the […]

Building Bonds through Tween Cuisine

I have a special place in my heart for all things Abuelos and for allowing children to learn, grow and respect the elders in their lives. Sometimes it’s easy to take grandparents for granted as either always being there or just to help you watch the kids. But taking the time to help grandparents (or […]

Miss Cuba Shares the Key to Teaching Culture

  I sat down for lunch with Miss Cuba Kelly Saks planning to discuss beauty tips but ended up discussing the essence of Los Tweens – maintaining cultural identity.  Kelly was born, raised and educated in the United States and has never visited Cuba.   But her cultural roots are so strong that the Miss […]

Breakfast Tostadas for Dinner

By Vianney Rodriguez This has to be one of the greatest ideas ever brought to the table. Obviously, a terrific mom invented this idea. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals so; I get a little giddy when my kids ask for breakfast for dinner. I’m in. Breakfast tostadas are hearty, easy and adaptable to […]

Getting la Familia into the 2012 Olympics: Facts and Athletes to Watch

“Yes! Yes! Yes!” “Go! Go! Go!” “Noooooooooo!” These are the sounds I wake up to early Sunday morning.  Thinking that something had gone horribly wrong, I jump out of bed, rush downstairs almost trip over the dog as I rush to rescue whichever child has just been horribly injured.  I turn the corner into the […]

“Oldies But Goodies” – Classic Movies to Watch with your Tween

By Sebastian Cannata, “Dad” Contributor It’s summer and a fun season to make time to actually watch something together. When I was a kid, there weren’t 24-hour kids-only TV stations, animated movies being released weekly and PG-13 didn’t exist.  We watched movies and TV shows with our parents, often times peeking through their fingers.  I became a pretty big […]

How can the Olympics Help Inspire our Tweens and Teens?

HTTP://WWW.MORTGAGEREFINANCEE.COM/ The Countdown to the 2012 Olympics is On! On June 20, Los Tweens and My Los Tweens attended the kickoff event for P&G and Orgullosa’s partnership with Olympic Gold Medal Wrestler Henry Cejudo and his mom Nelly Rico.   Their goal is to raise $500,000 for the P&G/Team USA Youth Sports fund that supports athletic programs across […]

Healthy Sunday Brunch- Warning- it’s in Spanglish!

It was a busy work week and I spent more time than usual away from the kiddies. So we took Sunday late morning to create a brunch together and attempted to practice more Espanol.. chaaaaaa- that’s not easy at this age! Well- the result was a yummy brunch with a Spanglish narration.. bueno– at least […]

TWEEN BIRTHDAYS- Part Dos

‘To Party or NOT to Party?” – that WAS the pregunta! Part II- We did it! How it went and what we learned So much for the ‘gringo’ being the sensible one! My husband- a.k.a. ‘el gringo’ as his all-Latino friends call him for growing up in South Florida’s Hialeah community- enjoyed the super fiesta […]

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 […]