Briani

PHOTO ESSAY: Briani’s Taco-eating Moment

PHOTO ESSAY: Briani’s Taco-eating Moment Thumbnail
Photographic Journey: Our Thanksgiving Family Vacation in New York Thumbnail

By MANNY RUIZ Our Thanksgiving break family vacation to New York marked a number of milestones for our infant Naomi and her sister Briani.  Our trip began with a few days in the city, where […] Read More >>

The Legend of Zamacun and the Usefulness of Monsters Thumbnail

While millions of children grew up fearing La Llorona or El Cucuy, my maternal grandparents Manolo and Margarita raised me to be afraid of the Zamacun monster. The weird thing was not that I was […] Read More >>

Family Snapshot: Briani Tells Santa How Good She’s Been Thumbnail
Wordless Wednesday: A Princess Turns Three Thumbnail

Wordless Wednesday: The School Cot

Wordless Wednesday: The School Cot Thumbnail

This photo of my daughter Briani on her school cot gave me a flashback to my own pre-school days.  I was always the hardest and last one to sleep.  Do you remember when you slept […] Read More >>

Photo Moment: Briani Does Her Mommy’s Make-up for Mother’s Day Thumbnail

The Little First-Timer

The Little First-Timer Thumbnail

I've been to many theme parks in my life, even to the original Disneyland in California, but nothing compares to the Magic Kingdom, the one place on earth where my past, present and future family generations continue to mingle.

How to Brush Virtually Any Infant or Toddlers’ Teeth Thumbnail

If you're like most parents with babies or toddlers, you're having a tough time brushing their teeth. As the father of three, I know. I've been through this parenting stage three times and I've tried everything in the book to get my kids to cooperate including jokes, songs and other silly things I'm too embarrassed to mention here.

Why Our Baby’s Back to Sleeping With Us

Why Our Baby’s Back to Sleeping With Us Thumbnail

A couple months ago I wrote that I was having a tough time getting my two-year-old Briani to sleep in her crib. I had bed broken my two older kids so even though my wife was against it, I thought I would be able to persist enough that I would manage to officially get our toddler to sleep in her bed.

Well, it turns out Briani won this battle. After two years of battling my wife and toddler about this issue I gave in to her.