Board Game Gift Guide

It’s time to be selfish and give your children gifts that you can also play with on Christmas. I love board games. They are memory makers.  Tell me you don’t have a good memory of playing Hungry Hungry Hippos or know exactly who in your family should NOT be trusted with the title of banker […]

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, […]

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 […]