Hill Harper Rewards Students with Real Money at MassMutual #FutureSmart Event

How to Teach Students Money Not Just Math

This article was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company(MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001. www.massmutual.com All opinions are those of the author. Finding the right way teach students money can leave a lasting impact on their lives. MassMutual has teamed up with actor, author and activist Hill Harper to create an energizing and effective way to teach students why they should care about their education, not keep money a...

Selena's Star - Hollywood Walk of Fame

Selena Quintanilla Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Selena Quintanilla was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, November 3, 2017. Selena fans from all over the world have flocked to pay tribute to La Reina de Tejano Music ever since. CHECK OUT Selena Fans’ photos at the Selena Hollywood Star on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/476204359134488/selena-quintanilla-hollywood-walk-of-fame-star/ Fans will find Selena’s star at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the historic Capitol...

Breakfast Hacks for Tacos and Cocina Fresca

Breakfast Hacks for Tacos with Fresh Salsa and DIY Iced Coffee

This post is a sponsored collaboration with Cocina Fresca. All opinions are my own including breakfast hacks for tacos and iced coffee.  When Texas heat is at its highest – May through September, I’ll opt for an iced coffee instead of a hot one. Like any smart Tejana, I’ll always opt for good breakfast tacos topped with delicious salsa all year round. But to get all three things...

Lessons in Self-Expression: My Kids Lead Me to Create Something Colorful

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Tampico. All opinions are my own including lessons in self-expression. Kids will express themselves creatively when we, as parents, foster an environment for it. When kids feel safe to be creative, they feel free to make mistakes. This helps boost their self-confidence. To foster a learning environment, let the kids lead a project, make something colorful together and trust that...

Kathy Cano-Murillo and Melanie Mende-Gonzales

CRAFTY CHICA: Why She’s Our Maestra

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a self-described creativepreneur. She has built an empire on creating Mexican-American inspired crafts and writing stories. If you dream of building your own brand based on doing what you love, you should know Kathy. I can’t remember the first time I met Kathy. I know it was early in my blogging career. I’ve been lucky to attend multiple conferences with her and sit in on...

Eugenio Derbez and Isabela Moner

Dora and the Lost City of Gold – Interview with Eugenio Derbez and Isabela Moner

Hola Queridos! Can you say QUERIDOS?! The new Dora movie is hilarious! And, I kinda loved it. Honestly, I enjoyed the movie more than I expected to. I sat down the the stars of the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Eugenio Derbez and Isabela Moner, to ask them a few questions. Derbez is also the Executive Director. We talked about working with a hilarious cast...

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Simple Indoor Grilling: How Summer Dinner is a Family Affair

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Tampico. All opinions are my own including how to use indoor grilling for summer dinners. If there’s one thing moms everywhere can unite over, it is the never ending question: What’s for dinner? Moms want to cook something delicious and simple but our families do not want the same dish over and over. This week, I took a family summer...

SXSW 2020 Panel Picker Idea: Teaching Kids How to Care Can Change the World

SXSW added a new track this year: Connections and Culture. This is my submission for the 2020 Panel Picker. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104330 While we teach, we learn.  It’s not an easy topic to discuss but parents and caregivers can be the best teachers of social justice. Social justice lessons are learning what happens in the movement to secure basic human rights and establish equal opportunities for...

How To Create a Nature Journal and Enjoy the Outdoors Quemeanswhat.com

How To Create a Nature Journal and Enjoy the Outdoors

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Tampico. All opinions are my own including how to create a nature journal. Help your kids become more aware of the colorful nature that surrounds them and spend time outdoors. Our family does this by getting outdoors together, creating fun nature journals and making our outdoor time special. Creating nature journals will encourage kids to be creative and build their...

His Son’s Generation Drives Mayor Ron Nirenberg in Creating Public Policy

I talked with San Antonio’s Mayor Ron Nirenberg to ask him a little bit about his education; his thoughts about parenting in San Antonio; and how parents can remain civically engaged. Read it all below. QueMeansWhat: As a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Trinity and a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, It’s obvious that it was important for you to do well. Where did...

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Our MayCation is for Creating Colorful Summer Memories

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Tampico. All opinions are my own including how to play toma todo. You don’t have to travel with your family to create fun colorful summer memories. Capture great summer moments for your Summer Scrapbook exactly where you are. A fun alternative to traveling is to make your home Destination MayCation – a staycation in May just before summer kicks off!...

Texicanas on Bravo: Could it be your favorite reality tv show?

When I first heard there was going to be a show called Texicanas airing on my favorite reality tv network Bravo, I thought, “Oh my, please don’t mess this up.” And then I remembered – it’s reality television on Bravo! Leading up to the premiere I saw a few posts about the show on social media. Acquaintances of mine mentioned that they knew people who knew people who...

See Omar Chaparro in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. Omar Chaparro as Sebastian The film showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with...

Everything You Need to Know About the Selena Festival - Fiesta de al Flor

Leslie Grace to Headline Selena Festival 2019 – FIESTA DE LA FLOR

This 5th Annual Selena Festival 2019 honoring Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla IS BACK and will be held at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi on April 12 – 13, 2019. Fiesta de la Flor presented by CITGO Saturday headliner Leslie Grace announced that artists Farina, Luis Coronel, Noriel and Play-N-Skillz will join her on stage to perform their respective duo hit singles as she performs as the headliner at the fifth annual Fiesta de...

A Tribute to Emilio Navaira - San Antonio Symphony

San Antonio Symphony Honors Tejano Music Legend Emilio Navaira with Navaira Brothers

It’s been almost three years since the world lost a Tejano music legend – Emilio Navaira. So many of us Tejanos have fond memories of his music playing in the background of our family gatherings, on the dance floor of weddings and quinceñeras, and in the car on family road trips. Honestly, I still listen to his music today but I never thought I’d hear it performed by...

Melanie of Que Means What - Setting Priorities for My Blog

Hello January 2019! Setting Priorities for My Blog

Ahhhh … it’s here! 2019 is here! If you go by a calendar like regular people (not me), it’s technically been here for 10 days (or more). Either way, it is time to set priorities for my blog. Here we go! I don’t subscribe to a the New Year, New Me mentality. And if my Instagram account is any representation, neither do many of you. What most of...

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Leadership Lessons from the 19th Annual Texas Conference for Women

“So much of what we grow up into – or believe we are capable of – is what we see.”  – Dr. Jen Welter, First Female Coach in the NFL This is true. It’s why representation matters across the board. It’s why girls should be able to see themselves in the careers they aspire to have. The women whom little girls become don’t stop growing or learning about...

Ben DeJesus on How John Leguizamo Has Changed American Theatre

John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway follows the always provocative Leguizamo as he prepares for his most challenging theatrical quest yet – cramming 3,000 years of Latino history into 90 minutes of stage time for his one man show. With extraordinary access to his creative process, the film traces the evolution of his latest success, Tony-nominated play Latin History for Morons, from its challenging premise through its triumphant debut....

Change Your Financial Story with a Financial Strategy #prupárate #hispzla

Change Your Financial Story with a Financial Strategy

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media about changing your financial story. However, all opinions expressed are my own.  Latino families in the United States today can be funny about money. We don’t like to talk about it. I’m 100% guilty of it. That’s why it’s important to me know to have a conversation about how we can begin to create our financial...

Watch Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 Anywhere

Did you and your family watch Disney Pixar’s INCREDIBLES 2 in the theaters? Now, do you want to enjoy all the fun and action in your own home? Or do you want to take it with you on your mobile device? Scroll down for a chance to win a digital copy! INCREDIBLES 2 4k Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, Digital Copy INCREDIBLES 2 is packaged and released in several different...