Caramel Flan: The Perfect Choice For A Holiday Dessert

Caramel Flan: The Perfect Choice For A Holiday Dessert

I can't remember my life without flan. It was the dessert that my mother often made at home. The caramel aroma always transports me to the peaceful and happy days of my childhood. And I can't remember a Christmas or a birthday celebration without having flan on the menu. Although we would have different options for desserts, a creamy caramel flan was always on the table. Flan is as old as...Read More
6 Bilingual Books for Day of the Dead

6 Bilingual Books for Day of the Dead

The other day I bought some Catrina-shaped band-aids at my local grocery store. When my kids found out about them, it seemed to me that they were having "boo-boos" every five minutes. Needless to say, the Catrina band-aids only lasted a few days! I like Catrinas, however, you should know that it was not always like that. Not long ago, those skeleton figures that are prevalent during the Day of the Dead...Read More
Celebrate National Pork Month With Tacos Al Pastor

Celebrate National Pork Month With Tacos Al Pastor

This post is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. All opinions and content are my own. Did you know that is National Pork Month?  "Porktober" is designated to acknowledge America's pig farming and to bring awareness of the importance of their hard work. I am lucky to live in an area that supports farming and where consumers have the option to buy their fresh products at the...Read More
B is for Bilingual Books for Babies

B is for Bilingual Books for Babies

Every time I walk in the diaper aisle at the grocery store, I can't help it to smile and remember the time when I had little babes with me. It's so crazy that my youngest child is a preschooler now!  It's even crazier that the days of diapers, strollers and bibs are gone. Many of my friends are just starting to plan families so they usually ask me questions about...Read More
The Flavors and Traditions of the Day of the Dead in Ecuador

The Flavors and Traditions of the Day of the Dead in Ecuador

Disclosure: This Guaguas de Pan recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OfrendasConNestle #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias We are officially in my favorite season of the year! The gradual change of the color of the leaves is a process that fills my soul with reverence for life. Because Ecuador lies directly on the Equator, we don't experience fall season (darn you Equator line!). However, Day...Read More
When Family Visits: 5 Best Bucket-List Road Trips in North Carolina

When Family Visits: 5 Best Bucket-List Road Trips in North Carolina

Disclosure: This shop about best bucket-list road trips in North Carolina has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CambialoConQS #CollectiveBias A few weeks ago, my mom came to visit me in North Carolina!  We have always met somewhere else so I was ecstatic to finally be able to show her "my world." Mi viejita was only staying for two weeks so I wanted to...Read More
Fun Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Children

Fun Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With Your Children

During my first few months living in the United States, the terms "Hispanic" or "Latina" felt so foreign to me.  ¡Yo era ecuatoriana y punto!  But the more I discovered my local Spanish speaking community and its dreams and struggles, I knew that was where I belonged. I was a Latina. A post shared by MamásConPoder.org (@mamasconpoder) on Sep 19, 2017 at 9:10am PDT As a mom raising bilingual and bicultural...Read More
Loving Lion Books: Customizable Children’s Books Featuring Families of Color

Loving Lion Books: Customizable Children’s Books Featuring Families of Color

"Why is mamá brown? Why is daddy yellow? Why baby is yellow?" my three-year-old asked me one day during bath time.  p Her question took me off guard. It never occurred to me that race was something that a little girl who was still learning how to talk would be curious about. I don't remember exactly what I told her but I do remember how excited I felt to know that...Read More
Empowering Mothers to Financial Stewardship at the #MotivatedMom Tour

Empowering Mothers to Financial Stewardship at the #MotivatedMom Tour

This sponsored post is a recap of my participation in The #MotivatedMom Tour in Atlanta. All opinions are mine alone. #MotivatedMom #PruEmpowersMoms #HiltonCelebrates #CokeGivesBackNA From as young as I can remember I wanted to be a mom. I daydreamed about caring for my children and watching them grow by my side. Motherhood was a gift that I hoped I could be blessed with. At the same time, since as young as I...Read More
How To Pack a Smile In Your Kid’s Lunch

How To Pack a Smile In Your Kid’s Lunch

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoldfishLunchSmiles #CollectiveBias My kids’ favorite part of back-to-school season is to go shopping for their school supplies at Walmart. I think it’s fun how they get over the moon about the options of colors and textures for crayons, glue, etc. Their enthusiasm for going back to school is contagious and makes me happy....Read More
Meeting Disney’s Elena of Avalor Head Writer

Meeting Disney’s Elena of Avalor Head Writer

I shared here about growing up without a Latina animated character and why Elena of Avalor is important. Well, last month, I had the amazing opportunity to meet Silvia Olivas, the co-producer and head writer of the very first Disney Latina princess, Elena of Avalor. Meeting Silvia Olivas was one of the highlights of my experience at We All Grow Summit in California. I enjoyed listening to Silvia and learning more...Read More
Creamy Veggie Enchiladas

Creamy Veggie Enchiladas

Disclosure: This Creamy Veggie Enchiladas has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonHappiness #CollectiveBias On my last visit to Ecuador, I spent a good deal of time with my abuela. I have missed my grandma so much. I wanted to be with her as much as possible. She loves cooking so we hung out in the kitchen a lot. As a mom...Read More
5 Children’s Books About Latina Women

5 Children’s Books About Latina Women

In a time where our country faces turmoil and division, teaching to our children identity and respect for our differences are not only important but imperative. The responsibility that I feel to raise girls who know who they are and what to stand for is a humbling and yet empowering experience. Since today is Women's Day, I'd like to highlight 5 children's books that feature Latina women who had shown strength...Read More
Exploring Buenos Aires in Argentina

Exploring Buenos Aires in Argentina

There is something magical about Buenos Aires that captivates you from the moment you step in. This beautiful city known for its European-style architecture and is the capital of Argentina. It is the most visited city in South America. Baires (how the locals called the city) is considered one of the most multicultural cities in Latin America. It is the home of millions of immigrants from around the world. The people along...Read More
Arroz con Leche and Helping Kids Stay Connected With Culture

Arroz con Leche and Helping Kids Stay Connected With Culture

This recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleEnMiLista #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias My family spent this summer in Ecuador. It was glorious!  A few days after being back, a co-worker asked me what is the hardest thing when I have to leave my home country. "Is it your family? Is it your friends? Is it the food?," she asked me with interest. "Well..."...Read More