About


Hey there! I’m Gladys. Born and raised in sunny southern California. Married to my college sweetheart, Rey, and mamá to dos nenas, Mia and Lexi. The Mother Overload is a lifestyle blog that speaks to all things motherhood, style on a budget, healthy recipes as well as glimpses into our bilingual parenting journey.

You can find us hanging out at Disneyland, our local beaches, visiting family and friends or planning our next family adventure.

We hope you enjoy this little corner of ours as much we enjoy sharing it all with you. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive alerts on future giveaways, deals, recipes and cute free printables.

Abrazos (Hugs) — Gladys

 

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    14 COMMENTS

  • Cassie September 27, 2013 Reply

    Love your site! <3 Lots of love from AZ!

  • Heather October 3, 2013 Reply

    “About | The Mother Overload” was a extremely wonderful article, .
    Keep writing and I’m going to keep browsing! Thanks ,Hilda

    • themotheroverload October 3, 2013 Reply

      Thank you so much for reading, and for sharing your feedback with us! Stay tuned for more posts every week. 🙂

  • Cynthia Adame December 12, 2013 Reply

    Just love, love, love everything you have here. Just what a mother needs.

  • Just wanted to drop a little note to tell you how amazing of a job you’re doing! Keep up the amazing blogs ! Oh and you’re layout is super clean and beautiful to look at! See you on IG my mama friend 🙂

    • themotheroverload March 12, 2014 Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind words! Love seeing pictures of your gorgeous family 😉 XO

  • Magda May 14, 2014 Reply

    Great site! Waiting on a blog or tips on hair care! Love your long hair:)

    • themotheroverload May 15, 2014 Reply

      Thanks for stoping by and reading Magda! Do you have a blog of your own? I’d love to connect. Oh and thank you for your sweet words as well.;)

  • tocayita June 6, 2014 Reply

    Hola bella vine a tu blog y me encanta amiga …yo soy tengo diabetes y creo mas viene de que voy a aprender mucho aquí contigo be sitos bella.

    • themotheroverload June 13, 2014 Reply

      Amiga! No sabia! Espero que encuentres algo que te ayude en mi blog. 😉 Besitos.

  • Gladys June 6, 2014 Reply

    Hola amiga, es tu tocayita amiga bella no boy a e star X ig así que aquí te voy a estar visitando

    • themotheroverload June 13, 2014 Reply

      Que bien! Aquí estamos en contacto. 😉 Voy a subir otro video de otra mamá para Fitness Friday. Espero que te guste. La semana proxíma, voy a subir mi video y tambien tips sobre como comer más saludable y estar activa. 😉

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  • Twinning for the win with these cool Star Wars family tees from @shopdisney 🤩. If you’re planning on visiting Star Wars Galaxy Edge @disneyland, be sure to first check out all the awesome twinning options for the entire family! Link in stories. Also, in case you’re wondering, #StarWarsGalaxyEdge requires no reservations 6/24. 😉 #disneypartner #shopdisney #starwarsgalaxyedge #twinning
  • What do you think are the TOP 10 gifts DADS want for Father’s Day? .
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According to the new One Poll study, three in four dads prefer an experience instead of a physical gift on Father’s Day. Rounding in at number 4 “ball game with the family” and at number 8 “Watching whatever I want on T.V..” 😆😂 Check out the full list on our stories. .
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And Happy Father’s Day weekend to all especially my Papi and mi amorcito. ❤️😘❤️😘 #fathersday #diadelpadre
  • AD There's a new cute Disney Junior show out called T.O.T.S. (Tiny Ones Transport Service). It's an adorable series for kids age 2-7 about best friends Pip and Freddy. They deliver baby animals to their forever homes. Each episode highlights creative thinking, teamwork, and problem solving, which is what we are now teaching our 3 year old via this adorable T.O.T.S. chore chart. For example, we're teaching her how to help us set the table as a team. And how everything gets done quicker when we all pitch in. .
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The new series airs weekdays on Disney Channel at 9 AM. #DisneyTOTS 
@disneyjunior
  • Beeep Boop beeeeeep (<— excited beep) — BB-8 🤩
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After months of passing by this massive covered up land @Disneyland we finally reported to our #milleniumfalcon mission in Batuu!!! You guys, my 3 yr old met the height requirement, barely. 😭 Her first big kid ride and it was on the coolest ride EVER. Also, in case you’re wondering about all the hype, YES, believe it all! #GalaxyEdge took my breath away. Catch our stories for all the fun and stay tuned for more twinning ideas. 😊 #starwarsgalaxyedge #bb8 #twinning .
Después de meses de pasar por la enorme tierra cubierta en Disneyland, finalmente nos reportamos a nuestra misión en Batuu !!! Les cuento que mi hija de 3 años cumplió con el requisito de altura, pero muy apenas. 😭 Su primer juego para niños grandes y fue el mejor de todos.
  • A little staycation at the happiest place on Earth because #schoolsout and we’re finally getting summer like weather. Correction, scorching hot weather. We’re now in the 90s & 100s. 🔥😆😳 So now its time to complain about how hot 🥵 it is vs why it’s so cold and abnormally raining in Southern CA. 😂 😅
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Where do you go with the kids when the weather gets hot in your area? My girls love swimming so I surprised them and brought them to the Disneyland Hotel because we love this resort and the cute monorail slides. Speaking of swimming, how adorable are these Princess Jasmin 3 piece suits? 🤩🤩 Love that they come with cover up pants. Swipe to see. P.S. don’t forget to #justwearthesuit mamas 😊 #disneypartner  @shopdisney #disneyfamilia
  • Wanna know a secret? I’m so uncomfortable in front of the camera.😆 I know, you’d think I’d be the opposite but the truth is I feel way awkward and would rather take pictures of my little loves all day.  Anyone else? 🙋‍♀️
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Had such a blast at the @fabfitfun wellness camp that I had to snap some photos and share with you all little more about this brand. The co-owner is a woman and fellow mama. She’s Latina and I am a huge supporter of #fabfitfun 🙌 If you haven’t checked out this fabulous subscription box use my code OVERLOAD10 to get your first box for $39.99! Love that you can even customize it. 😘 Check out my stories to see all the fun ! PC  @lin_marty #fabfitfunpartner
  • AD: 🦁 Did you hear there’s a NEW show at Disney California ‪Adventure park‬? “Tale of the Lion King”is an outdoor musical that tells the classic beloved story of The Lion King expressed through language, story and dance by the 18-performer ensemble Storytellers of the Pride Lands. It’s such an amazing show! .
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Catch it at the Palisades Stage 11:30p 12:45p 2:50p 4:05p 5:15p. Be sure to check out the @disneyland app for updates. .
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And while you’re there, stop by to check out all these summer experiences at the Disneyland Resort, including:
* NEW Brunch at Lamplight Lounge
* NEW “Mickey’s PhilharMagic”
* NEW Jessie’s Critter Carousel
* Refurbished Sleeping Beauty Castle
* Return of “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular
#disneyland See all the FUN on our stories! 🦁
  • What are you looking forward to do over the summer? ☀️⛱ Qué es lo que te gustaría hacer durante  el verano?
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To be honest, I’m looking forward to spend our mornings a little less chaotic. 😆 Mamas with kids in school, you guys get it, right? .
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I’m also looking forward to beach days, yummy drinks 🍹and just spending more time together with my little crew. #summervibes #schoolsoutforsummer #conmisamores