Mami Talks™

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

He helps her get in there

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Celebrating Yourself!

I am so happy with my birthday celebrations this year! And it wasn't a huge party or anything fancy but was very fun and just what I wanted. I felt I needed to come here and share photos with you and that made wonder, what made it so different or better than other birthdays that I want to share so much? And here is why...

This year I celebrated with intention and I was very aware of it, my intention was to enjoy every moment and save lots of memories in pictures, specially with me in them! It seems very silly and obvious but at the end of the day all these tiny little details are important and help with self love, they help to motivate us every day and to create great memories for the future.

As mothers, we don't realize how easily we can undermine our own birthdays and soon the celebration takes a back seat to "more important things". And it happens while you don't even notice! Over the years, we are more concerned about all the kids' celebrations than anybody else's in the family.

And the truth is that we have to feel good and happy as a woman first, so we can be a better mother for our children. Celebrating and loving yourself helps you become a happy and thankful person.
I'm quite philosophical today and lately between selfies and celebrations I realized how all this can help everybody in a positive way. There's nothing wrong with always indulging yourself, buying your own cake, making time for a hobby without the kids or going to a favorite place and having fun with yourself. In fact it's completely necessary! 

The photos in this post are not what I usually do in my posts, but I love how they show a great time it was plus I was 100% aware that day that I wanted to take many photos without over thinking them. Oh and I also made sure I had a cake and that they sang me happy birthday! Can you believe that last year we didn't sing?? Although there was party but we forgot a cake and to sing!!!

So go and celebrate yourself now! When was the last time you celebrated yourself?

- E S P A Ñ O L -

Este año en mi cumpleaños tuve celebraciones muy chéveres y no es que fue la casa por la ventana ni nada del otro mundo pero fue muy rico. Me estaba preguntando ¿porqué fue diferente o mejor que otros cumpleaños? Y entendí porqué. 

Este año estaba más consciente de celebrarlo bien, de disfrutar cada momento y guardar fotos donde saliera yo y fotos de la celebración. Parece muy tonto y obvio pero todos estos detallitos chiquito a la final son importantes y lo ayudan a uno a quererse más, a disfrutar mejor y a tener recuerdos ya sea impresos o en memoria para el futuro.

También sucede que cuando uno es mamá poco a poco los cumpleaños y las celebraciones de uno van pasando a segundo o tercer plano, ¿no es verdad? ¡Y uno no se da cuenta! Al pasar de los años, uno se preocupa más por celebrarle todo a los niños más que a nadie. 

Y la verdad es que mientras uno como mujer se sienta bien y feliz, mejor madre vamos a ser para nuestros hijos. Definitivamente que celebrarse y quererse a uno mismo ayuda mucho a estar feliz y agradecida!

Real day dinner celebration with the familia! El mero día celebrando en una cena con la familia!

Como ven estoy filosófica y es que últimamente entre selfies y celebraciones me he dado cuenta cómo puede ayudar todo esto de manera positiva a alguien. No tiene nada de malo consentirse a uno mismo siempre, comprarse su propio pastel, hacer tiempo para un hobby sin los niños o ir a un sitio favorito sola y divertirse con la compañía de uno mismo. ¡Es más, es absolutamente necesario!

Las fotos de este post no son lo que yo acostumbro a poner, pero me encantan porque demuestran lo rico que la pasé y estuve 100% conciente ese día de tomarme muchas fotos sin pensar en fotografía. Por sobretodo me aseguré de que me cantaran cumpleaños, pueden creer que el año pasado no lo hicimos?? Aunque si hubo fiesta pero no tuve torta (pastel)! 

Así que ahora ¡a celebrarse uno mismo se ha dicho! ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que te celebraste a ti mismo?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

At the Beach

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tips for Back-to-School Savings Using your Smartphone

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Straight Talk Wireless. As always, all opinions, ideas and stories are 100% my own.

Even though it's still midsummer, it's time to get everything ready for our kids to go back to school, time flies! And I know that in some parts of the country kids already started school.

This year is so exciting for us because Maya starts Kindergarten and just by thinking and writing about it I get teary, I'm so excited!!! But in a way having both of them in school means we have to be a little more organized and we also need to get supplies for both of them now.

I'm always looking for ways to save and I discovered you can save lots of time and money by using the smartphone. Here is a list of tips that will help you get it all together with the help of the smartphone!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hello Kitty Ears for Mami and Daughter

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Californian Ship in San Diego

The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. Go on an adventure in this ship, more details here.

El barco Californian es una réplica de un barco de la era de la fiebre del oro y es el barco alto oficial del Estado de California. Se pueden ir en una aventura en este barco! Más detalles aquí.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

String Cheese and Veggie Boats

This post is part of a sponsored collaboration with Saputo Cheese USA Inc. All opinions, ideas and stories are 100% my own. 

Playing with food over here is something that we do often. For example when we make creations like these ones I'm showing you today.

Kids love string cheese as a regular and on-the-go snack plus it's high in calcium and a good source of protein. And since creating and using our imagination doesn't cost a thing, it's perfect to make fun snacks like these.

I had my plan of making several summer creations like flip flops, pool floats and other things with the  Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese but when I made them they didn't look very good. So the three of us just sat and let the creativity flow with the ingredients available and the result were these cute boats!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Selfies for your Soul

Selfies are so good for your soul and you can take a quick selfie made with your phone to an elegant self portrait like this one. I took it in the car really quick, I just erased the background and turned to black and white and it makes a big difference!

My advice today: Take lots of selfies, you'll learn to love yourself more! 


Los Selfies son tan buenos para el alma y a veces un selfie rápido que te guste lo puedes convertir en un autorretrato elegante como este. Me tomé esta foto en el carro rapidito, como me gustó le borré el fondo y convertí la foto en blanco y negro, que diferencia!

My consejo de hoy: Tómense muchos selfies, se aprenderán a querer aún más a sí mismos!


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