Monday, December 24, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
What a beautiful necklace for mamás everywhere! This gold-filled chain and daisy spacers with chartreuse coin pearls is an original piece by Adelita Chirino the owner/designer of LITA designs. It even comes with matching pearl earrings. This Cuban-American designer has been creating beautiful jewelry since 1999. Her goal is to create jewelry that not only adds to your outwards appearance, but also affects the way you feel.
If you are looking for a delicate and feminine gift to give a woman in your life, this is the answer!
To view this and other creations by Adelita, click here.
Friday, December 7, 2007
If you haven't already discovered these sweet, lovable characters by Frijolitos Inc., then you need to run out and buy one right away! Established in 2002, by Martha Barrios and her family, Frijolitos is dedicated to celebrating the traditions, folklore and history of Latin America through the creation of Latino-themed products, such as books, plush toys and (coming soon) puppets.
Frijolitos characters include Albóndiga - the Mariachi dog (shown above), Tugita Tere - the book-loving turtle, Picadillo - the trouble-making armadillo, and Fifi la francesa - the pampered poodle, to name a few.
Each book is filled with colorful illustrations and presents educational and Latino values using culturally relevant themes.
I personally am looking forward to carrying this line through Latin Baby this coming year. But for now, if you'd like to learn more about the Frijolitos company, their products, or where to purchase them, please click here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
I have to admit, I decided to feature this item after seeing it on my friend, Lisa's, blog. It is too cool not to share with all of you....so check out this beautiful nursing necklace created by Bonnie Alvarez, the owner/designer of Birth Designs. Her beautiful website features a large collection of jewelry. The nursing necklaces are my favorite as they are a great way to bond with baby while nursing or bottle feeding.
To see more of her collection, click here.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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Monday, October 29, 2007
Here I am almost two years later and I am still 10 lbs heavier than I was before I got pregnant the first time. But now I am a little more complacent and relaxed (I state, typing this with one hand while sticking a Reese's Pieces in my mouth with the other).
But imagine my excitement as I read about the fantastico info released by the USDA last week. They have now released their first food pyramids for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers as well as a pyramid for mothers who are trying to lose weight while breastfeeding. Yippee! But wait...too late for me --- BUT NOT FOR ALL YOU expectant and new mamás out there. Take advantage - you will definitely appreciate it later!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
If you are looking for a classic children's gift with a Spanish touch, check out these fantastic heirloom-quality set of 28 Spanish alphabet wood blocks available at Magellan's Toy Shop. This fantastico set is complete with Ñ, CH, LL and more. Each block features four alphabets, numbers in Spanish and a side with animals and their Spanish names. Made of basswood they come with two embossed sides, beveled edges and non-toxic inks.
Need a baby shower game? How about having each guest take a turn stacking a block and having them tell what they think is an important building block for life. The winner is the last person to successfully stack a block before the tower falls - not the person who topples the stack.
Or, for a Spanish baby shower game version, try having each guest pick a block and name a (baby) word that contains that letter - i.e, pañales for Ñ, botella for LL, etc.
Also, these blocks are great for decorating a Spanish baby shower, and afterwards, the mother-to-be gets to keep the blocks!
A fantastic find for only $34.50!
To see these and other great Spanish gifts, click here.
Friday, October 26, 2007
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My great-grandmother arrived from San Luis Potosi many, many years ago. She spoke very little English, but was determined to make a great life here in the states for her family and went on to establish one of the best Mexican food restaurants in Dallas (well, for as long as it lasted, anyway...) My grandmother and mother both are completely bilingual, flowing easily between the two languages. While I understand it perfectly, time, distance from my family and lack of opportunities cause me to really struggle sometimes to remember the correct conjugation of certain verbos... Sometimes, when I am talking with my papa and other family in Spain, the Spanish just flows freely and easily out of my mouth, but at othertimes it is like someone shot both my mouth and my brain full of novacaine. I worry that I do not speak enough Spanish to my children and frequently am delightfully surprised but also ashamed and angry to learn that DORA is teaching my daughter more Spanish than I am!
SO in my desire to show my support of the familia bilingüe, the next several posts will focus on resources for bilingual families. Un abrazo fuerte a todos vosotros who are dedicated (and maybe even struggling) to raise their children with a foot in both worlds...
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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Sunday, September 30, 2007
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Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I have a sister-in-law who has twice given birth prematurely and both her children weighed in at around 3 and a half pounds. They had to buy doll clothes at the store for the babies to wear - cute, but not exactly the best given how these little outfits are made with lots of tags and synthetic fabrics for insensitive dolls, not premature babies with super tender skin.
I was very happy to come across Anna's Preemies on-line. They have a wonderful selection of products for premature infants including sleepers, gowns, take home outfits, bibs, diapers and more. All the outfits are made of 100% Peruvian combed cotton, have no scratchy labels, are beautifully designed and don't cost a fortune.
So check out Anna's Preemies right away! You can see their web site here.
My name is Monica Olivera Hazelton and I am the co-owner of Latin Baby, an on-line baby boutique that caters to Hispanic American families. The goal of this blog is to provide Latina mothers (or soon-to-be-mothers) with valuable information on a variety of topics in an easy and informal setting. From mothers to toddlers, health to fashion, safety to education, Mi Cielito Lindo is here to help you make informed choices, treat you to new styles and answer questions (or at least point you in the right direction.) Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is something you'd like to see on this blog...
A little bit about me...I am a work from home mami of two, whose work day really begins after la familia goes to bed. Like many of you, I have trouble saying "no," and am involved in too many projects - but all of them worth the effort. I run three blogs, two web sites, and hundreds of little projects on the side. I staunchly believe in supporting Latina mamis everywhere, especially those in need and am always searching for good non-profits to feature.
I quilt when I can, but mostly spend the day running after niños while trying to sneak in trips to the post office, processing orders, and answering emails. I used to be a compulsive reader, but now most of my reading revolves around children's literature and entrepreneurial magazines. I still cannot enter a bookstore, though, without buying something.
To all of my fellow Mamás -
¡Felicidades! You have the best (and the most difficult) job in el mundo - this one is for you!
Con mucho cariño,