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Parents’ Trip to EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed a quick parents trip without the chicos? It had been nearly a year since our last and that one lasted 24 hours! Many of our amigos have visited the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival but I had only briefly visited on my own last year and Daddy […]

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 […]

The Joy of… Camping

By Fernando Rodríguez, Los Tweens & Teens Contributing ‘Dad’ Expert I still remember the first time we went camping with our three daughters. The thought that I would end up doing everything kept haunting me. Therefore I was in shock when the words “Daddy can we set up the tent?” came out of their mouths. […]

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, […]

Latest Tween Birthday Craze – Dance Parties

DISCLAIMER: Los Tweens & Teens received a few party supplies from Party City. As always, our opinions are our own.  Okay, I’ll just say it… tween birthdays are hard to plan! Lately it seems though many tweens want to have dance parties. One even hosted the first ‘nighttime’ party of the 6th grade- that was […]

[Ask Lina] How should I deal with my teen’s anger?

“Ask Lina” is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” “Whatever mom!” “You don’t understand.” “Get out of my room!”  If you […]

Let’s Talk About Water Safety this Summer

Summer is here, and there is no better activity than swimming, playing in the backyard pool, the lake or on the beach. Before you enjoy the water you may want to consider this statistic: According to the Florida Department of Health, Florida ” has the highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation for the 1–4 year old age group in […]

Ford ‘Drunk Suit’ Aims to Prevent Teen Drunk Driving Accidents

Los Tweens has partnered with Ford to share information on the “drunk suit” that aims to prevent teen drunk driving accidents.  Ford is a sponsor of Los Tweens however all opinions are our own. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens in the U.S.  Add alcohol and the statistics become even more […]

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 […]

Cruise Like a Norwegian from Miami on the Norwegian Getaway

Los Tweens & Teens was invited to the christening ceremony and overnight debut of the Norwegian Getaway – Posts via #FamiliaTravel My husband and I had the rare opportunity to get away together – even if just for one night! We believe that it’s important for us to spend quality time alone together to keep our […]

College Savings- Are you Ready?

We wrote this post as part of our participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of MassMutual and received compensation to thank us for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are certainly our own. When our ‘chiquitos’ were born the world took on an entirely new meaning.  Our […]

Stop By Coral Gables Museum for Cool ArtCycle Exhibit

Given the insane 2014 winter hitting many parts of the nation, Miami is a hot spot right now – literally! If you find yourself in the area before February 23rd – we suggest making time to visit the out-of-the-ordinary Coral Gables Museum with your tweens and teens. Our amigos at Ford in partnership with ARTcycle […]

VIDEOS: Futuro 2020 Campaign- We learned Parents MUST be Involved

The first round of our Los Tweens & Teens campaign with the Hispanic CREO Futuro 2020 program draws to an end in 2013.  We have learned MUCHO in the process that can help parents and kids better communicate to achieve stronger academic success TOGETHER. Our Mami Ambassadors have talked about: The importance of clear communication […]

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 […]