St. Patrick’s Day Tween Party

Last year, we put out the challenge to our readers to come up with the name for the fun punch we created – Rockin Shamrock was the winner!  And to celebrate, we hosted a tween friendly St. Patrick’s Day party with the Los Tween’s familias.  We had a lot of fun snapped a ton of […]

Why Women Deserve to be Celebrated Every Day

by Eileen Carter Campos for Mamiverse Women’s History Month is a time for us to honor all of the women who came before us and paved the way for the freedom and autonomy we enjoy today. But it’s also a time to consider and praise those women who really are doing it all—single or married, […]

Benefits of Raising Bilingual Children

by Elizabeth Heath for In our day and age, raising a child to be bilingual is seen as a positive step, as it will help him communicate with more people and be more desirable in the job market. But increasingly, research is showing that bilingual kids are cognitively more advanced than their monolingual peers. In […]

Celebrating Black History Month is Important for Children

By Frederick J. Goodall for Mamiverse Last February, I asked my older kids how they were commemorating Black History Month at school. Both children gave me blank stares. “My teachers haven’t even mentioned it,” said my 10-year-old daughter. “What’s Black History Month?” asked my 8-year-old son. Although I was disappointed by their responses, I was not […]

Immigration Reform: Don’t Forget the Children

By Katherine Doble-Cannata, Los Tweens As the debate over immigration reform develops, one segment of the immigrant population has been significantly missing from the conversation: the children.  Unaccompanied children risk the long journey to the United States to escape abuse, violence, exploitation, and in hopes to reunite with family members.  But once they reach they […]

Celebrating Tres Reyes Magos – Three Kings & GIVEAWAY

There’s Noche Buena, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day and lots of family gatherings in between to make anyone exhausted.  But, we Latinos like to party so we throw in one more celebration for good measure – Los Tres Reyes Magos or Three King’s Day. Los Tres Reyes Magos is a celebration of […]

Miss Cuba Shares the Key to Teaching Culture

  I sat down for lunch with Miss Cuba Kelly Saks planning to discuss beauty tips but ended up discussing the essence of Los Tweens – maintaining cultural identity.  Kelly was born, raised and educated in the United States and has never visited Cuba.   But her cultural roots are so strong that the Miss […]

How Mothers Can Help Their Tweens Embrace Their Feminine Superpowers at Puberty

As LosTweens & Teens continues to broaden its Editorial focus, we’re introducing various Series that are important topics for our parents. A new contributor joins us to discuss the ‘sensitive’ topic of developing hormones- an issue we all will face. The story is being reproduced en Español so stay tuned for more. We hope you’ll share your […]


‘To Party or NOT to Party?” – that WAS the pregunta! Part II- We did it! How it went and what we learned So much for the ‘gringo’ being the sensible one! My husband- a.k.a. ‘el gringo’ as his all-Latino friends call him for growing up in South Florida’s Hialeah community- enjoyed the super fiesta […]

Mexican Chocolate Tamales with a Kick

  Mexican Chocolate Tamales with a Kick; Yummy Fun for the Whole Family   The holidays have come and gone and you’re wondering what to do with your leftover chocolate chips you didn’t use for baking and corn husks from your tamales?   These chocolate tamales piqued our interest because of the use of Mexican […]

[VIDEO] Celebrate Moms of Tweens- Las Madres de Los Tweens

aaayyyyaaaaa- Can you hear the song.. “Canta y no llores” – Sing and don’t cry Moms of Tweens! What do Tween moms most likely have in common? Stress and smiles! Kids ages 7-12 require our attention at an amazing pace. You hear the Abuelas and voices of experience refer to newborns and teenagers as the ’tough […]

Sharing Passover & Religious Observances con nuestros chicos

By Cristy Clavijo-Kish debt management program Founder & Co-Publisher The next two weeks are surely significant ones among the Judeo-Christian community with the observances for Easter and Passover. We should take the opportunity to speak about our own traditions, but also about others. I started the discussion on Passover in my home by making my […]

Holy Week – Thoughts to Share with Tweens all the Time

By: Cristy Clavijo-Kish Founder & Co-Publisher This week I may have heard the best religious message I have in a very long time and I immediately thought of our Tweens. But its application for daily life is far broader. It was the children’s mass on Palm Sunday and our pastor wanted to illustrate for our […]

The six best things about tweens

Published By: By Charlotte Latvala, via CNN Living   ( — When my kids were younger, friends with tweens gave me dire warnings: “It’s a whole new world — much worse than the terrible twos.” “You won’t believe the change in your kid — like night and day.” “Just wait until they hit middle school; brace […]