Health

If You Are a Minority Woman in the USA, You Are at Higher Risk of These Health Issues

Major Health Disparities Minority women make up 35% of women in the United States, and by 2050 are expected to make up the majority. There are many health issues that affect women, but minority women are affected and impacted at even higher, disproportionate rates. The following are 5 that stand out the most: 1.Diabetes Diabetes is already considered […]

Diabetes & Your Vision- An Unfortunate Pair

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. I was provided with a complimentary eye exam and pair of eyeglasses to test for the purpose of this campaign. However, all opinions expressed are my own.   Amigos- do you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? I’m all too […]

Seeing EPCOT Food & Wine Festival with Transitions

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. I was provided complimentary entrance to EPCOT to create my content. However, all opinions expressed are my own. The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival had a special culinary wine pairing and food demonstration with Food Network Star Chef Robert Irvine […]

How to help your daughter get into sports

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I joke that my tween daughter was born an athlete.  She is naturally competitive, has the desire to work hard and she enjoys sports.  I never had to encourage her to play sports.  She wanted […]

What You Need to Know About the Uncommon Virus Sending Children to ERs

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says health officials in 10 states have asked for help combating an uncommon virus that is sending tweens and teens to the hospital in record amounts.  The enterovirus D68 or EV-D68 is a distant cousin to polio and causes respiratory problems.  This particular strain is rare although the […]

Schedule a Yearly Eye Exam Today! It could save your life.

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Transitions Optical. Some of our team was provided with a complimentary eye exam and pair of eyeglasses to test for the purpose of this campaign. However, all opinions expressed are our own and our own personal funding also was used.   Have you […]

The Dead Wrong Beauty Mistake You’re Making

We are Neutrogena Ambasssadors and compensated for our time.  However, all opinions expressed are our own.  I thought my beauty routine was pretty good (especially for a busy mom of three kids):  wash my face in the morning and at night, wipe it down with toner, exfoliate every other day and moisturize.  I apply sunscreen […]

How To Choose the Right Summer Camp

Summer is almost here, so it’s time to think about summer camps! As a parent we draw from our personal experiences when choosing a camp for our children.  The wide range of camps offered now can make it harder to choose the right summer camp for your child. The question is how do we choose […]

Healthy Skin and LA Fun with Neutrogena #PielSana

As Neutrogena Ambassadors, I was invited to visit Los Angeles and the Neutrogena Headquarters.  My transportation, accommodation and meals were covered by Neutrogena.  I was also provided product to review.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.  We’ve been thrilled to be Neutrogena Ambassadors.   Part of this great experience has been getting to take a […]

Tips for Preventing Tween Depression

By Catherine Vega, Los Tweens Contributor Your tween meets with her friends at the mall every weekend but all of sudden she is disengaged and uninterested. The volleyball practice that she loved just became boring to her and she would rather spend the day in bed sleeping. Sure, she could be dealing with a bout […]

Signs of a Stressed Tween

During my tween’s annual visit, the doctor asked my daughter if she was stressed.  It struck me as a great question.  Coming off a week where volleyball and basketball practices overlapped, a presentation to her Girl Scout troop and two big tests, my tween answered ‘yes’.  As they discussed the reasons, I sat astonished that […]

Tweens and Skincare- Teaching a Cleanliness Routine

cigarettes online As we have said before, one thing you can rely on with tweens is change. Their bodies surely are changing and all sorts of new issues arise- their skin is one major problem area. I approached Neutrogena myself when I noticed my daughters were beginning to show signs of early acne.  I wanted […]

Simple Changes to Prevent Diabetes #PorTuFamilia

During the summer months when kids are on less of a routine, it seems that more sugary snacks and drinks creep into their nutritional mix. At Los Tweens we’re concerned about increasing diabetes levels among Latino and multicultural children and families.  I face diabetes daily with my mom who is a Type II Diabetic and […]

The Little Known Yet Fatal Disease – Understanding Kawasaki Syndrome

Mother’s Day, 2009 – My husband is in Maryland visiting his very ill grandmother.  My toddler is with my mother.  Our plans for brunch were canceled.  I’m in the emergency room of the local children’s hospital with my tween Maddy. The pediatrician had called an hour earlier to follow up on our visit to her […]