For the Love of Reading

Once upon a time there lived a young girl who would one day grow up go to college and become a maid, chauffeur, hairstylist and “the best story reader.” I’m not sure if my husband does a bad job at acting out the mom voice in Tikki Tikki Tembo or if I just really am […]

Join us in an Enchanted Slumber

I’m about to give it to you real and organic. Baron is a little obsessed with his new Enchanted Slumber All-In-One organic sleeper. Not gonna lie, I am too and that’s because like every other genius idea out there, this product was created by a mother.  Anna Spanton observed the struggle that we all hate to […]

7 Reasons Why the Disney Memory Maker is Life

While planning our Disney vacation, I was a little weary about adding the Memory Maker to our package. It was still a pretty new element and not too many of my Disney peeps were able to give me feedback on it. Finally, I figured if I loved using the Disney Photo Pass feature so much, why […]

Disney’s Elena of Avalor

This is a sponsored collaboration by DiMe Media and Disney.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. Ya Elena llego!  Bienvenidos, Elena! We are so happy to have you. I am so proud to be able to say that Disney has a new Princess in town and she is a Latina. You guys, all my […]

As American As the Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July from the family that takes apple pie to multi-cultural day even though they are expected to take in flan. This is America. #4thofJuly #proudamerican #anotherdayanotherdiaper A photo posted by Elle Gutierrez (@mrselleg) on Jul 4, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT I’m as American as hot dogs, monograms and apple pie and because […]

Darling, You Will Be A Bitch

“You will be a bitch.”  I was at least 8 years old when my dad told me that I would grow up to be a bitch one day.  WTH?  This girl’s dad told her she was going to be a bitch?  Yes, indeed he did and he was right.  My father has played a large […]

5 Fab Staycation Ideas for Spring Break

I’m cheap and I hate crowds.  This means that vacationing during my spring break is pretty much my worst nightmare.  I’m not saying that you should pull your kids out of school for a cost effective vacation, I’m just saying that I’m glad my kids have good grades (wink, wink). I’ve been in the mom […]

Barbie Was Never The Problem

Last week we witnessed history when Mattel unveiled a new and completely diverse collection of Barbie dolls.  Three dolls, three new body types.  Six additional skin tones, twenty-one eye colors and twenty-three more hairstyles.  Bravo, Mattel!  You literally broke the mold. The excitement I saw all over social media was contagious and like many other women, […]

Read to Me, Valentine

I love Valentine’s day as much as love watching holiday themed programming on the Hallmark channel. I was raised with Valentine’s Day being, “El dia de el amor” which translates to, “The day of love”.  VDay was never about about being boo’d up or receiving flowers from an admirer, it was and still is about […]

Healthy Mind, Happy Life

My definition of a healthy lifestyle does not involve kale chips or a gluten free diet.  I’m too lazy to work out so it doesn’t involve any exercise either.  My idea of a healthy lifestyle starts with the mind and soul. I have a reason to be bitter and angry every single day.  Every morning […]