Monday, October 22, 2012


Monday, April 9, 2012

Disney Princess Songs now in Spanish

Do all little girls want to be princesses at some point and time? Mine seems to enjoy princess play and we decided to make it a girls' day out. Two other girlfriends and their daughters joined us for a Princess Listening Party at our home where we played games, ate cupcakes, and listened to the new Canciones de las Princesas (songs from Disney princess movies now available in Spanish) that include titles from Ariel, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Tangled, Snow White, Mulan and others.

It was so much fun for the girls who all chose to wear their princess dresses or theme dresses to the party not because it was requested but because they all preferred it.  Hilarious!  After we sang, played, and ate we headed out to watch Disney’s Dream on Ice. 

Here are the three girls at the intermission giggling and giddy.

Don't miss out on the fun!  Enter to win your own copy of Cancioness de las Princesas.  And if you can't wait to win (odd are good if you enter) they are on sale now at local retail stores, Amazon and iTunes

See the second part of this post for a summary in Spanish: 

¿En español?  ¿Más detalles? Vea la segunda parte de esta entrada:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Canciones de las Princesas (Songs of the Princesses) Giveaway

I have a four year old little girl and without fail she is a princess fan.  She is not too hardcore.  We don’t have to leave the house wearing tutus or tiaras but she loves her Disney princesses.  This little gal is also bilingual and one of my favorite learning tools with her is watching the Disney movies in Spanish with her so when I was approached about the release of Canciones de las Princesas (Songs of the Princesses) I was over the moon.  Could I really have the best of both worlds?  Yes!!!
Yesterday when I got home the CD was waiting for me and we proceeded to pop it in and listen.  She sang along and danced to every song.  TWICE!!!  Some she recognized others she didn’t but still stammered the words trying to learn them.  The timing is also spectacular because tomorrow we will be attending the Disney Princesses on Ice show and then in a week or so we’ll invite 4 or 5 of her friends and their mommies to attend Una Fiesta de Princesas (A Princess Party) where we will listen to the CD, eat cookies, do some crafts, play some games and learn (or practice) a little Spanish.   Stay tuned for the party post but in the meantime please enter to win your very own copy of the CD.  Lots of favorites and good variety in songs included.
On sale now at local retail stores, Amazon and iTunes  

Tengo mi propia princesa de cuatro años y como es de esperarse le encanta el mundo de Disney y todas sus princesas.  No es extremado su gusto pero no deja de ver las películas y aprenderse las canciones así que cuando llegue a casa ayer me dio mucho gusto ver que ya había llegado el CD de Canciones de las Princesas que me pidieron que escuchara para escribir una critica.  Mi hija por supuesto también es bilingüe… tratamos de ensenarle español y ver películas de Disney y escuchar canciones en español con ella es una de mis maneras favoritas de practicar su segundo idioma.  Que material tan perfecto… el mundo de Disney y las canciones de sus princesas justo para mi princesa.  Canciones de las Princesas se centra en las heroínas más queridas de Disney, con versiones en español de canciones clásicas provenientes de películas mágicas, tales como Enredados, La Princesa y el Sapo, La Bella y La Bestia, La Sirenita y muchas más. Esta encantadora colección presenta diversos éxitos interpretados por talento mexicano, entre ellos "Cuándo Empezaré a Vivir," por la cantante/actriz Danna Paola ("When Will My Life Begin" de “Enredados”); "Un Mundo Ideal," por Analy y Demian Bichir, recientemente nominado al Oscar® como Mejor Actor ("A Whole New World," de “Aladdin”); y "Colores en el Viento," por Susana Zavaleta ("Colors of the Wind," de “Pocahontas”).
Tan pronto abrí el CD lo pusimos a tocar y lo escucho todo bailando y cantando con todas las canciones DOS veces.  Algunas canciones ya se las sabia y otras fueron nuevas para ella porque todavía no vemos esas películas pero todas le encantaron y trato de cantar hasta las que no se sabía. Adicionalmente, este proyecto llega justo a tiempo ya que mañana vamos a ver Las Princesas Sobre Hielo.  Después dentro una semana vamos a invitar a 4 o 5 de sus amigitas y a sus mamis para que vengan a una Fiesta de de Princesa a escuchar el CD, comer galletas, jugar y practicar su español.  No se pierdan la próxima entrada del blog ya que pondre las fotos y les platicare como nos fue.  Por mientras por favor participen en el concurso para ganarse su propia copia.  Y si no pueden esperar ya esta a la venta en tiendas locales,  iTunes  y Amazon.

Monday, March 19, 2012

UPDATE- The Lion of Judah Blu-ray 3D/DVD Giveaway

AND THE WINNER IS: David D. (whose tweet about the contest entry #26 was picked by Rafflecopter using Congratulations!!!  Please respond to the email so the prize can be shipped to you. 
What perfect timing!! With Easter around the corner and lots of holiday travel I couldn't think of a better way to entertain the whole family while traveling during this season. This animated film helps us stay on theme and help our children understand the story of Easter. More importantly this movie has outstanding materials that you can download such as a study guide, quiz cards, a coloring book, character images, and more HERE. The Blu-Ray, 3D/DVD is available on 3/27 but one lucky reader who enters the contest using the RaffelCopter form below will get a copy as the prize.

Winner of the Best Animated Film award at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan (March 2011), The Lion of Judah tells the story that changed the world. When Judah the Lamb is taken by the townspeople to become a sacrifice, his six new friends from a Bethlehem stable must go to his rescue! An incredible adventure follows, full of danger, drama, friendship and heroics. The Lion of Judah is 5-Star Dove Approved for the whole family and all ages.

Here is a little clip from the film:

“The Lion of Judah” movie is accompanied with a 21 track (10 songs, 11 underscores) ROARING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring well-known artist such as: Kari Jobe, Klaus, Lindell Cooley, Eddie James, introducing Colby Osborn and more, including original underscores from Award-Winning Composer, Greg Sims. Produced by: Greg Sims, Co-Producer: Adam Carpenter. You can download “The Lion of Judah Soundtrack” on iTunes!

Movie Synopis: A laugh-filled, heartwarming animated tale, "The Lion of Judah" is an Easter classic inspiration for the whole family. Join Judah and The Stable-Mates as they embark on a ROARING adventure towards freedom! This daring quest intertwines humor and troublesome situations, while delivering foundational messages with gentleness and breath-taking beauty. For Judah, a lamb with the heart of a lion, it is a story of courage that will lead you to the pivotal voyage of hope, and will leave you in awe of the power that one lamb can command. "The Lion of Judah" is rated PG.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Life Shoes

New Life Shoes
Most of you know that I was recently pregnant.  Our baby girl is about to turn 6 months old so it wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling with all the changes of pregnancy especially the swollen feet in the last months.  Imagine how happy I was when I was invited to participate in the launch of New Life shoes for expecting moms.  I may not be having any more children but I know it was about time someone thought about the changing needs of expecting women when it comes to footwear.

Not surprising, the New Life footwear concept was born at an OB’s office and with the help of a very experienced team and several years of designing, refining, and testing the shoes are now ready for customers.  During the launch the team responsible for these ingenious shoes spoke to media and a group of “mom” bloggers. 

We were able to try a pair on while we felt how all that technology they were describing made for a very comfortable fit.  Here is a little excerpt on that technology from their website:
New Life Shoes feature our one-of-a-kind Z-Fit System (patent pending). There are no laces to tie or re-tie, just a single strap that allows New Life wearers to tighten or loosen the entire shoe with one hand.

The Z-Fit strap is strategically located on the inside of the foot so it’s easy to reach. You’ll never again have to stoop or bend to tie your shoes. Thanks to the Z-Fit System, your New Life Shoes go on easy and stay fit the way you see fit.

Not only easy-on, New Life Shoes are easy on your feet. Our special 5-Layer Cushioning System cradles your foot while providing breathable, moisture-free support. We’ve also included a removable Cushioning Spacer to help create more space and a customized fit for each foot.  All of this technology adds up to a faster fasten, a custom fit and comfier shoe all the way around.

Personally I loved the fit and the overall comfort and would have KILLED for these shoes just seven months ago when I had to live in sandals because they were the only thing that fit at nine months along. I also am happy that the price point is reasonable and that unlike many maternity items that have a limited life span these shoes have use well beyond the last trimester of pregnancy.  Since they are so adjustable you can use them even AFTER your pregnancy is done.

New Life gave the bloggers present at the launch a pair for us.  This said, I have a coworker who is expecting and as much as I liked my sample shoes I knew she would LOVE them even more so I gifted my pair to her.  She is expecting her third child and therefore already does her share of running around after her other two very active pre-school and school aged children… if anyone needs a pair of comfy athletic shoes it’s her.   She wore them the whole day at work and said she has worn them at home and on the weekends while they run around with all her other kids’ activities and reports that they are a comfortable fit. 

So now for the fun part!  New Life Shoes would like to share the “love” so they have very generously allowed me to giveaway a pair in the size and color of the winner’s choice.  If you are expecting, trust me, you want these shoes.  Easy to put on, to adjust, and very comfortable it’s almost everything an expecting mom wants… if only they could also give your feet a massage. J 

Also the first 10 My Tot Travels blog readers to purchase the shoes can get 20% off  with coupon code 1uvqcpyam5z1 on thier web store:

See the Raffle Copter entry form below and follow the instructions to enter.  Winner will be announced Feb. 15, 2012. Shoes will be available to ship around Feb. 24, 2012. Good luck!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012


I love a classic and what better way to celebrate Valentine ’s Day with your little ones than with Disney’s Lady and The Tramp.   I also get doubly enthused by materials that are dual language and on February  7, 2012 Disney will be letting this classic out of the vault (and the US version includes a Spanish soundtrack) so I will be able to watch with my daughter a movie she already loves in either English or SPANISH!!! 

LADY AND THE TRAMP is the classic tale of how Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, falls for a mongrel dog named Tramp from the other side of town. The film is finally being released for the first time on hi-definition Blu-ray for families this Valentine’s Day!   LADY AND THE TRAMP: DIAMOND EDITION on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack will be available for a limited time only.

Disney’s Blu-ray Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studios’ most prestigious and treasured animated classics. Diamond Edition titles boast the highest level of picture and sound;  feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content; and include unprecedented levels  of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

To date, the company has released four Diamond Edition titles – Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi and The Lion King.

I have been sent a copy for review and will be giving a copy away to one lucky winner.  I must admit that this is already a family favorite and that my oldest daughter (almost four) pulls this out of the drawer frequently.  After the giveaway I will post a review of the new Diamond Edition.  In the interim I hope you all enjoy the Spanish activities in the widget below.

We are raising bilingual girls and therefore look for any opportunity to expose them to the Spanish language. With our oldest we regularly watch movies (mostly Disney or PBS shows) in Spanish and I actively seek out computer games, books, etc. also in Spanish.  This way I can play with her or she can also play with her abuelitos and everyone feels included in the fun.

Please enter the contest below and let your friends know.  Winner will be announced on 2/7/2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I heart Minnie DVD Release & Giveaway

With an almost four year old daughter at home who does not attend pre-school yet I can’t tell you how much we love the Disney Channel and especially the Mickey Mouse Club House. So when I heard that they were releasing a new "I heart Minnie" DVD on February 7, 2012 that includes a digital copy (so we can watch on the iPhone, tablets, etc.) I was ecstatic!

Of course this new DVD is just in time for Valentine’s Day but also just in time for our daughter’s 4th birthday (maybe we’ll show it at the party) and since it includes five, fun-filled episodes - each underlining the themes of friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving – and an all new bonus feature “You’re Invited to Minnie’s Birthday Party,”; it’s a perfect fit! Even better... this DVD is also in Spanish so for those of you trying to teach Spanish to your kiddos you can always select the language and get two great DVDs in one.

To celebrate I am running a promotion on this blog and one lucky reader will win a copy for themselves. To enter follow the simple directions below and I will use to choose a winner on the 7th. Winner’s name will be posted at the end of the blog in an update post before midnight on 2/7. In the mean time here are some activities to help celebrate the release.

Activity Sheet

Friday, January 13, 2012

Project 52

Please visit my : City Brights Blog for all the details and the latests posts .

I'd love for all of you doing this project to comment leaving a link to your blog. If you link to my blog I will happily link to yours every week.

Remember that it's NEVER too late to join so grab your camera or phone and start clicking.
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