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Why Taking a ‘Mami Selfie’ is Important for Mother’s Day

I’m excited to participate in the Orgullosa ‘Mami Selfie‘ campaign for Mother’s Day as an Olay Beauty ambassador because I agree that it’s important to include yourself in photos with your children. So often we hide behind the camera. Either we’re ashamed of our weight, our hair, clothes, etc. and in general critical of ourselves. While […]

Summer Travel Tips for Outdoor Adventures

DISCLAIMER: This post is created as part of a travel content sponsorship with REI. As always, our opinions are our own. Our family absolutely loves the National Parks. We planned and waited until our twin girls turned eight so we could head out on our first real adventure including hiking in Yellowstone National Park. We have […]

Movie Review: “Heaven Is For Real”

By Jenny G- Los Tweens & Teens Contributing ‘Mama’ Correspondent Taking a break from our usual “mami and papi duties” my husband of ten years and I decided to have a ‘date night’. It was way over due and in the end so worth it!  Thanks to the invitation extended to Los Tweens and Teens, […]

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 […]

Cirque de Soleil’s ‘Mystique’ – Great Option for Families

DISCLAIMER: Los Tweens was provided complimentary tickets to attend a Cirque du Soleil performance. All opinions are certainly our own. During a recent #FamiliaTravel tour of Utah’s Bryce and Zion National Parks, we carved out time for a fun day-trip excursion to Las Vegas. I reached out to the folks at Cirque de Soleil to […]

Tweens and Parents CAN Zipline!

Los Tweens was invited to participate in a complimentary Zipline tour in North Carolina- all opinions are certainly our own.  adobe flash software I used to be a bit of a nutty rider of all things fun at amusement parks and more. And then came my twins pregnancy and the ability to ride rollercoasters seems […]

How to Throw a Halloween Party at Home

DISCLAIMER: Los Tweens & Teens created a fun Halloween familia party with items of our own and Party City sent us new Halloween items to add. All opinions are our own.  Halloween is not everyone’s favorite holiday but it can be fun when managed as a family. You may not want to do the work […]

Investing in Tween Time – Guest Post

Our tween daughters met Laurita (HoldinOutForAHero.org) for the first time at Hispanicize 2012, they had an instant connection.  Her smile and bubbly personality drew them in the same way it does for many of us adults.  They’ve been huge fans ever since!   When Laurita shared a Facebook update and video on her sleepover experience […]

Los Tweens Attending Disney Social Media Moms – Vamonos!

DISCLAIMER: Los Tweens & Teens was provided with a complimentary luggage and may receive other branded items while in attendance. We will list those items once anything is confirmed. All opinions certainly will be our own.  We’re so excited to be invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms conference at the Disney Parks in […]

Confessions of a Divorced, Single Dad

By: James R. Venney Contributor, Los Dads My original intention in writing this article was to share some lessons learned and observations I have made thus far in my journey as a single father. However, in the wake of the events that unfolded in Connecticut on December 14th this brief article took on a different […]

Tweens Fall trip to Disney Parks

Creating New Memories and Building Empathy Along the Way.. Earlier this year we enjoyed our first full Abuelos trip to Disney with our tweens. One side of grandparents (the most elderly, in their mid 80s) asked that we bring them with us again in the fall to experience the Magic Kingdom. We did just that […]

Celebrating Halloween in Walt Disney World

We’re heading to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this weekend in Orlando at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. I don’t know if the Abuelos or the tweens are more excited?! We’ll share photos and our planning because it’s a special family outing. At first I thought “maybe they’re getting too old for this” and judging from their reaction, […]

Night Out with Net10 Wireless – Ole!

We were so pleased that our social media updates went through so quickly and we could include all of our friends in our night out!  Net10 Wireless offers the latest Android and other phones with unlimited local and long-distance calling on America’s best GSM network as well as roaming, text messaging and Internet access and […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.. cell phone- si o no?

We’re in the midst of a difficult parental decision- the cell phone pressure is mounting among our tweensitos. There are days that I think it would be easier to ‘just let them have a phone’ and then I can call my girls if they’re at a friend’s home or on an outing. Then, as Katherine […]