Parenting Tips

Travel Tips for EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival marks its 21st anniversary and is one of my favorite seasonal festivals at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The festival is a great opportunity for adults to enjoy a fun getaway to Walt Disney World on their own. And yet, it also is a wonderful opportunity to share the […]

Earth Day #45 – Make it About Change!

PARENT AND INFLUENCER ALERT!!  Our tweens and teens are watching us- make an impact! Earth Day is a chance to show you care, as Tweens & Teens should- about our environment DO YOU KNOW THAT IN 2015 THE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION TURNS 45? Most of us assume it’s a much more modern concept but conservation […]

Tips for Healthier School Lunches

A sandwich, chips and a juice box were the staples of my school lunch.  I like to think that I turned out alright.  But I want better for my children. Research has proven that healthy and balanced school lunches help children concentrate better in the classroom and prevent obesity.   It also encourages a lifetime […]

How to help your daughter get into sports

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I joke that my tween daughter was born an athlete.  She is naturally competitive, has the desire to work hard and she enjoys sports.  I never had to encourage her to play sports.  She wanted […]

[Review] Focus – No, Fiesta! The Ford Fiesta for Your Teen

Disclaimer: Los Tweens and Teens has a partnership with Ford Motor Company however all opinions expressed are our own.  My husband cranks up the radio while driving on the Turnpike and I say to him, “Hey, FOCUS!” To which he replies, “No, FIESTA!” And I break out laughing hysterically. Why was it so funny?  We […]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Mask Craft

We had all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures, cartoons, movies and more in our house.  My younger brother was a huge fan of the larger-than-life turtles who saved the world from the evil Shredder and had an obsession with pizza.  We’d spend afternoons deciding who would play which turtle and then reenact […]

Empowering Children to Prevent Child Deaths in Hot Cars

News of a child dying in a hot car is absolutely heartbreaking.  Even worse is the thought that these deaths could of been prevented if someone had taken action.  Much discussion around preventing child deaths in hot cars has involved which action adults should take.   But what about the children themselves.  A conversation with […]

[#Shopping] Swimsuit Choices for Young Girls

What Your Daughter’s Bathing Suit May Say About YOU This summer I started to wonder, does the swimsuit worn by your tween or teen daughter reflect a parenting style? The older your kids get, the faster you realize what you have in common with other moms and parents. Especially when it comes to fashion choices, cell-phone […]

Fourth of July Survival Kit for Moms

Disclaimer: Los Tweens was given some of the following items to review.  However, all opinions are our own. With three children ranging in ages from 12 to 2, the Fourth of July (like most holidays) can be stressful.  The day usually starts early with the kids waking up extra excited and ready to go.  We […]

Managing Family Laundry & Giveaway

Amigas les encanta el proceso de lavar la ropa? Noooo- a mi tampoco! Solo la idea de tener tanta ropa para lavar las deja sin sueño por las noches? Compartan sus ideas y pueden ganar una cesta llena de productos de lavar de Downy y Tide! Does the amount of laundry waiting for you to process […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race to a Driver’s License

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. As those magic teenage years linger on the horizon, I find myself most […]

Do Not Disturb – Tween Now Has Cell Phone

  When I thought of giving my tween a cell phone, all kinds of concerns raced through my mind – digital bullying, sexting, easy access to information and the list went on.  Three months into her having her own phone, the biggest problem I have found is not what my tween or even her friends […]

Encourage Creative Play vs. Screen Time #MiMashup

This is part of a product review campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Hasbro; complimentary products were provided.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. The tween years are marked by a movement away from creative play.  Dolls and action figures are no longer “cool” and anything with a screen becomes an instant hit.  They […]

Tips for Preventing Tween Depression

By Catherine Vega, Los Tweens Contributor Your tween meets with her friends at the mall every weekend but all of sudden she is disengaged and uninterested. The volleyball practice that she loved just became boring to her and she would rather spend the day in bed sleeping. Sure, she could be dealing with a bout […]