[Ask Lina] [Video] How old is too old to believe in Santa?

To believe in Santa, that is. I’ve debated telling my soon-to-be 13 year old the truth about Santa for two years now. “He’s too old for that nonsense, he’s going to get teased at school,” my husband says. “Why are you going to ruin the magic of Christmas so soon?” from my sisters and parents. […]

A Mom’s Personal Journey with Autism

We asked an amazing middle school teacher and friend to share with Los Tween’s readers her very personal story regarding her son’s Autism diagnosis in the hopes that it will help parents know that they are not alone.  There are many moms and dads who struggle but the important thing is to continue to fight for […]

[#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 […]

Tips for Visiting CityWalk at Universal Orlando with Kids

Disclaimer: Los Tweens was invited by Universal Orlando to experience the theme parks and CityWalk. However, all opinions expressed are our own.  Just outside of the Universal Orlando parks is an entire mini-city appropriately named “CityWalk.”  It’s easy to focus on the two parks – Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure – when planning a […]

[#Shopping] School Uniform Accessories & Back to School Trends

Disclosure: Los Tweens was provided access to The Children’s Place and a gift card to purchase back to school clothing. However, all opinions (and tips!) expressed are our own.  School uniforms are a parents’ best friend.  They solve the whining and crying problem of, “I don’t know what to wear today!”  Aside from sanity, they […]

How to find family-friendly movies

Some of my favorite childhood memories took place in a movie theatre. Those Saturday afternoons were a sensory overload starting from the moment I purchased my ticket, smelled the popcorn at the concession stand and finally entered the dark room full of sounds and images projected onto a giant screen. Those were the days that, […]

How To Choose the Right Summer Camp

Summer is almost here, so it’s time to think about summer camps! As a parent we draw from our personal experiences when choosing a camp for our children.  The wide range of camps offered now can make it harder to choose the right summer camp for your child. The question is how do we choose […]

Big Kids Show Their Disney Side!

Disclaimer: Los Tweens & Teens and  Jewels Fab Life were invited to host a Disney Side party so we  joined forces and received promotional party items to enjoy during our event.  All opinions and ideas certainly are our own.  We decided to host a fun after-school ‘big kid’ play date to let off some steam from a […]

Easy, Affordable & Adorable Tween Birthday or Anytime Gifts

Tweens are some of the most finicky people to buy items for – they’re not little kids and they aren’t teens or young adults just yet. With so much access to technology, they certainly know what they want and often brands reign supreme. Although the biggest trend is giving gift cards, sometimes you just may […]

Make a Commitment to ‘Safe Teen Driving’

DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and State Farm.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. As I mentioned in our last post about State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive campaign, I’m the daughter of a former ‘safety director’ who made my very young friends (6-13 year olds) watch driving […]

Be Present at Home AND at School #Futuro2020

In her follow-up video, Latina mom of tweens, Candy from, shares how she is working on being more involved in her children’s school.  She offers real tips on how to get more involved in the classroom from actually assisting the teacher to helping with grading and projects from home.  Candy encourages all parents to […]

Tweens and Skincare- Teaching a Cleanliness Routine

cigarettes online As we have said before, one thing you can rely on with tweens is change. Their bodies surely are changing and all sorts of new issues arise- their skin is one major problem area. I approached Neutrogena myself when I noticed my daughters were beginning to show signs of early acne.  I wanted […]

What’s for Papi this Father’s Day?

By: Lorraine C. Ladish for What type of dad are you celebrating this Father’s Day? Maybe he’s the adventurous type, who’s always looking for a new gadget to aid in his wanderings. Maybe he’s a homebody who’s content to curl up on the couch and watch a DVD. Or maybe you’re shopping for a […]

Building Bonds through Tween Cuisine

I have a special place in my heart for all things Abuelos and for allowing children to learn, grow and respect the elders in their lives. Sometimes it’s easy to take grandparents for granted as either always being there or just to help you watch the kids. But taking the time to help grandparents (or […]