Holiday

7 Safety Tips for your Holiday Parties at Home

The holiday season is a festive time, which often means homes are decorated and family and friends visit. The holidays are a time to relax and enjoy getting together with family and friends. By applying a few common sense safety ideas, you can make sure your holiday gatherings remain happy ones you will want to […]

9 Tips to Give Holiday Donations to Older Kids

Are you donating toys for holiday toy drives this season? If your answer was a “sure yes,!” then remember older kids in your holiday donations, as it’s usually easier to find cute toys to donate for kids under 7 and the older ones tend to be forgotten. In reality when thinking about ‘toys’ our minds […]

[Gift Guide] 32 Super Cool Holiday Sweaters for Boys & Dad

In our [Gift Guide] posts we specially curate a collection of gift items we absolutely L O V E, where you can’t only drool over the pictures, but actually SHOP online them by just clicking in the images. How cool is that? In this edition, our top fave holiday non-ugly seaters for the men in […]

Remarkable Tween Resolutions

  Better late than never I recall a few weeks ago asking a few close friends to have their tween’s contribute their new years resolutions.  And I have to admit that I was somewhat surprised.  Allow me to explain,  I was expecting to have our tween’s want material things rather than real genuine goals.  I […]

[#Shopping] Holiday Fashion at Great Prices from The Children’s Place

Our Los Tweens correspondent Jenny- mother of three all under 10- attended a fun Holiday Shopping event at The Children’s Place to check out the 2014 Holiday Collection. Here are her review and images: Who doesn’t love The Children’s Place clothing?! Aside from this year’s Holiday Collection being outright adorable, their sales and overall prices are […]

Tween & Teen Giving: A Holiday Lesson for Life

If I remember anything from my parents it was watching them give when I was younger. They gave of their time as church ‘marriage counselors’ for young married couples, led the homeless ministry at our church and always supported recently arrived immigrant families in countless ways. This holiday our Los Tweens & Teens team had […]

Teaching Tweens to Give Back

Ford C-Max Delivers in Miami with a Tank of Good Disclaimer: Ford Provided the Los Tweens team with a C-Max loaner vehicle and a small budget to be spent 100% on charitable donations. All opinions are completely our own.  Just a week before Thanksgiving we were approached by Ford to deliver their “Tank of Good” […]

Tween Holiday Gift Ideas – 2012

Depending on the age of your tween, they may still love their dolls and action figures but they will start falling lower on your tween’s holiday lists.  They’re being replaced by expensive electronics.  My kids continue to ask if they can have their own iPads…ummm, NO!  And we parents aren’t the only ones struggling to […]

What Memorial Day Means to Los Tweens

Cristy and Katherine share their perspectives on what makes Memorial Day special. Importance of Memorial Day By Cristy Clavijo-Kish Memorial Day is special to me as I’m surrounded by great men who volunteered for military service and taught me to show respect and appreciation at every opportunity. My father-in-law Louis Kish served in WWII in […]

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 […]

Pero mi corazon.. Why Valentine’s Day is Special with Los Tweens

Pero mi corazon.. Why Valentine’s Day is Special with Los Tweens Cristy Clavijo-Kish After a longgg day of way too much work, school, basketball, homework, dinner and no bath time yet- I had the placer of helping my tween twins prepare their Valentine cards and candy for classmates and teachers. I had bought the cards […]

Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos

  By Katherine Doble-Cannata I had a blast at Thursday’s Being Latino/Hispanicize Mi Best Buy Twitter party – sharing my Tres Reyes traditions, learning new ones and getting a lot of great information from Best Buy and Xbox !  Here is a recap of some things I learned and thought other tween parents would like […]

Tips for Holiday Baking with Your Tween

When my tween, Maddy, was three year’s old, we spent an entire day baking and decorating gingerbread cookies.  I still remember her big smile as she swiped pink frosting on a gingerbread “woman” – she decided they weren’t going to be an men except for maybe one daddy gingerbread. Since then, we have spent every […]

Celebrating Cherished Family Traditions at Hanukkah

By Evan Michael The holidays have always been one of my favorite times of the year. Growing up we would celebrate Hanukkah by lighting the candles, exchanging gifts, and taking family trips.  I remember several years lighting the candles at home, then at Disney World, and a few times even while skiing in the northeast.  Those are fond […]