holidays

[Video] 8 of the Hottest Toys for Tweens According to Chris Byrne’s, Author of “Toy Time”

Whether delivered in traditional toys or products driven by advanced technology, toys that keep kids and their imaginations at the center of the play experience. With increasing emphasis on value and play value, how do parents pick toys that will create outstanding play experiences for their kids? That’s one of the big questions heading into […]

[Video] 5 Prime Opportunities to Maximize Connection with Your Kids in the Holidays

The holiday season is supposed to be all about family time, but true bonding can be lost in the holiday shuffle—whether it’s the stress of seemingly endless holiday prep, constant interference from our mobile devices, or something else. We recommend: This New Summer Camp Offers Quality Time for Gransparents & Grandchildren in National Parks Here […]

21 Safety Tips for Flying & Driving During the Holiday Season

According to experts, nearly 50 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles between November 23 – 27 to visit loved ones over the holiday weekend. Travel risks can be greater at this time of year as more vehicles are on the roads, weather conditions may be dangerous and drivers can be distracted […]

Are Your Older Kids Getting Enough Protein? Tips & Giveaway

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MilkPEP and DiMe Media. Please see this site’s Terms of Use for details.   As kids get older sometimes it’s hard to find good protein sources they can enjoy quickly while running between school, activities and friends. During the holidays it can get even harder as so many […]

College Savings May Be the Best Holiday Gift    

This program is in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Board but as always, opinions are 100% our own. During this time of the year many family members will ask each other about gift ideas for their kids. I was actually excited when my dad asked me if he could contribute toward our girls’ college […]

[Video] Being an Only-Child, Living Away & the Holidays

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media, but all opinions are my own. Once upon a time…. As a child, I wanted to play smart and get Santa “in the act” of placing my gifts under our Christmas tree. On the night of that December 24th, I decided I […]

[Gift Guide] The Techie Boy: 24 of the Coolest Toys to Explore, Play & Learn

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? This [Gift Guide] is perfect for that tween boy that loves high-tech toys to […]

[Review] Holiday Hair Tips for Girls of All Ages

Los Tweens & Teens was provided Pantene Pro-V Hairstyling Products for Review. As always, our opinions are our own. No matter the age, creating a fun, trendy hairstyle during the holidays is a true ‘girlie’ activity! I had mucho fun helping my tween twin daughters get ready for a holiday and birthday dance party. Since […]

Holiday Entertaining Inspiration with Party City

Los Tweens receives items from Party City to create posts and share however all opinions expressed are our own.  First an update to our Thanksgiving party planning post: After a little bump in the road and a limited supply of Thanksgiving decor at our local Party City store (obviously you all are listening!) we were […]

Favorite #BJsHoliday Items

Los Tweens was invited to attend a media luncheon and tour of the store, received gifts and a gift card as compensation for time and travel.   However all opinions expressed are 100% our own. When my tween was born the expenses started adding up.  No one can prepare you for the amount of diapers, […]

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” […]

Whole Grain Mustard Potato Gnocchi Holiday Recipe

A former Top Chef contestant, restauranteur, entrepreneur, successful Miami caterer AND mom of three, Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo is definitely a woman we look up to.  In the midst of the holiday business, she has managed to share with us a great holiday recipe that is sure to become a favorite in your family.   Also […]

[Recipe] Peppermint Mocha Cafe con Leche Recipe

There are certain scents and flavors we equate with every holiday.  For me, the holidays smell and taste like peppermint. The strong yet calming smell makes me immediately think of candy canes, pine trees and presents.  And it wouldn’t be the holidays without a large peppermint mocha latte from my favorite coffee spot. I set […]

Enjoying the holiday break with tweens

Create a fun holiday project that lasts all year One of the moments I’m most looking forward to during the holiday break will be to spend some actual, true blue familia time together. I plan to “turn off the technology” and really pay attention to my tween girls. This age group KNOWS you’re not doing […]