Family Memories

Photo Essay: The Eclipse of the Century and the First Day of Kindergarten Thumbnail

If you asked the world, August 21, 2017, will forever be remembered as the day we had the Eclipse of the Century.  For me, it was much more famous in another way and that’s because […] Read more

A Very Special Memory of 2014: This National TV Commercial Best Western Aired about Our Family Thumbnail

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Year in Review: 17 Special Moments I’ll Most Remember About 2014 Thumbnail

A 100th birthday toast of arroz con frijoles Cubano with my abuela Micaela, the Queen of Frijoles Negros #bucketlist A photo posted by Manny Ruiz (@papiblogger) on Mar 3, 2014 at 12:28pm PST @SheilaEDrummer #selfie […] Read more

SAVE THE DATE: My teen son’s first short film ‘Desperation’ debuts on YouTube Aug. 1 Thumbnail

I won’t give away any secrets but I will say that my son Jonathan’s first short film surprised me in two ways: 1. It has a high production value look and feel and 2. the subject […] Read more

The Two-Year-Old and the Centenarian

The Two-Year-Old and the Centenarian Thumbnail

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Disney Junior. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My grandmother Micaela turned 100 in March and that has me on edge […] Read more